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Dec21

ICYMI: Discussion on end-user research for MPT R&D

Thursday, 21 December 2017 Written by // IMPT Secretariat Staff Tags // challenges, end-user, HIV, methods, prevention, product, reproductive health, research, women

At this point, we do not likely need to convince you that if you are aiming to develop and introduce an MPT product, incorporating end-user research into the process is a good idea, especially if you want it to have a positive public health impact. We at the IMPT Secretariat are delighted that end-user research has become an increased focus in the contraception, HIV prevention, and global health spaces. It is now critical that enthusiasm for end-user research in these fields is applied effectively – that is, employs the right methods with the right stakeholders during the right stages, asks questions that fill knowledge gaps rather than ‘reinvent the wheel,’ and otherwise addresses past challenges experienced with this type of research.

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