MEETING PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)
Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations /Initiative for Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI/IMPT)
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) are products designed to simultaneously protect women from unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections. The purpose of this Symposium is to consider the current status of MPT development internationally, and discuss opportunities to advance MPT research and support within India with representatives from reproductive health and HIV prevention research, product development, donor, advocacy, and policy entities within India.
The International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health is the next in a sequence of global meetings designed to clarify objectives and lay a firm foundation for the strategic development of MPTs. Organized by the ICMR in New Delhi, India, the Symposium is also the first MPT regional meeting. The objectives of the meeting are to:
- Review the current status of MPT development and highlight needs and potential challenges, including increasing the utilization of existing products;
- Expand multisectorial input into possible product development plans, including the perspectives of product developers, end users and providers;
- Identify the research priorities relevant to India and define a clear agenda for MPT research and development (R&D) that would provide both the scientific rationale as well as concrete information for developers, scientists, regulators, donors and advocates on accelerating MPT R&D.