The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) advances the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls worldwide. It works as a product-neutral learning network that fosters the progress of the MPT field. We believe that the availability of desirable methods that deliver an array of prevention combinations will improve the lives of women and their families worldwide.
Comprised of members from across disciplines and continents, the IMPT is the central body that researchers, product developers, funders, policymakers, and advocates rely on for objective technical guidance and strategic planning related to MPTs. By facilitating interdisciplinary and international partnerships, the IMPT enables experts from across the family planning, HIV, and STI fields to strategize around the unique technological, market access, and regulatory challenges presented by developing combined prevention, thus refining the pathway to impactful MPT development. Specifically, the IMPT is tasked with:
- Coordinating strategic planning for the MPT field
- Facilitating supporting agency collaborations relevant to MPTs
- Serving as the MPT communications and information 'hub'
- Coordinating the IMPT Network and other relevant partnerships
- Tracking investments in MPT development
- Advancing the scientific and technical agenda by: 1) conducting gap analyses on priority technical areas for the MPT field; and 2) facilitating efforts to fill identified gaps, including the development of technical tools