History

CAMI Health has been building collaborations towards realizing new innovations in contraception and infection prevention since 2001. The organization began as the California Microbicide Initiative in 2001, a California-based coalition-building effort to coordinate and communicate across HIV, contraception, and reproductive justice efforts to advance microbicide development. Founder Bethany Young Holt, PhD, MPH was drawn to comprehensive approaches through her extensive public health work and research work in Africa, the South Pacific, and the United States. Talking to women from across the globe with different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds facing a variety of sexual and reproductive health challenges, confirmed her insight that comprehensive health prevention would more efficiently and effectively address women’s interlinked sexual and reproductive health needs.

An inaugural meeting organized by CAMI Health in 2009 launched the field of multipurpose prevention technologies, or MPTs, which are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception and have the potential to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Given the limited resource landscape and technical complexities that situate the MPT field, a product-neutral coordinating body called the IMPT was launched in parallel. As IMPT Secretariat, CAMI Health has managed the development of an effective mechanism for the IMPT to advance the field of MPTs by systematically identifying pressing technical issues and accelerating prudent action by examining evidence, developing guidance, and facilitating critical conversations with appropriate experts across disciplines and sectors.

The IMPT is the first & only initiative dedicated to advancing the field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs), products that combine HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception.

IMPT Secretariat
1750 Howe Avenue, Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95825
IMPT@cami-health.org

The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) is a project of CAMI Health, a social impact organization dedicated to improving the health of women and their families worldwide. CAMI Health is housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI).

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of Cooperative Agreement #AID-OAA-A-16-00045. The contents are the responsibility of the IMPT, CAMI Health, PHI, and its partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.
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