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The Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI) provides a platform for bio-tech developers, researchers, advocates and educators working in the sexual and reproductive health field to coordinate their efforts. This intersection of various disciplines is spurring new ways of thinking and innovations that could speed up delivery of prevention supplies and programs to the people who need them most. CAMI's work focuses on Convenings, Research, Public Education, and Policy Maker Education.
Dec 20, 2013

Holiday Greetings from CAMI!

Your generosity has strengthened CAMI’s work to save lives and empower women and girls. With 86 million unintended pregnancies around the world every year and 2.5 million new HIV cases, women need a user-friendly product that provides more comprehensive protection. Even for women using family planning, most birth control methods offer no protection against HIV and STIs, and condoms are under used.

Your support has furthered our efforts to initiate, educate, and advocate for the accelerated development of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) and other strategies for improved sexual and reproductive health.

Since August 2013, your donations have greatly enhanced our strategic outreach efforts helping to further the field of MPTs. A few examples of what we have been able to accomplish are below.

  • CAMI was also featured in a blog post on the need for MPTs, written by Bethany Young Holt and featured in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists.  

CAMI and IMPT partners attended and presented at conferences in September, October, November and December including:

  • Attending and presenting at the September conference Reproductive Health 2013, hosted by IMPT partner organization the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP).
  • On behalf of the IMPT, Dr. Alan Stone attended “New HIV Prevention Strategies: Future of Microbicides” on the 16th of October in Brussels. Dr. Stone presented a poster entitled: One Product. Simultaneous Protection. Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Sexual and Reproductive Health. A video interview was conducted with Dr. Stone. You may access the video here.
  • Also in November, IMPT partners traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the International Conference on Family Planning where there were two MPT-dedicated sessions, an MPT roundtable as well as a CAMI/IMPT-hosted booth.

To learn more about CAMI and our work to advance MPTs, please visit www.cami-health.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

On behalf of CAMI and the IMPT, we thank you for your steadfast commitment to women and girls. We are excited about the promising work ahead of us to make simultaneous prevention a reality; and we hope you will join us by supporting our efforts!

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb

Sep 3, 2013

Summer Greetings from CAMI!

Your generosity has strengthened CAMI’s work to save lives and empower women and girls. With 86 million unintended pregnancies around the world every year and 2.7 million new HIV cases, women need a user-friendly product that provides more comprehensive protection. Even for women using family planning, most birth control methods offer no protection against HIV and STIs, and condoms are under used.

Your support has furthered our efforts to initiate, educate, and advocate for the accelerated development of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) and other strategies for improved sexual and reproductive health.

Since May 2013, your donations have greatly enhanced our strategic outreach efforts helping to further the field of MPTs. Here are a few examples of what we have been able to accomplish:

CAMI and IMPT partners hosted sessions at two conferences in May including:

  • The European Society for Contraception’s (ESC) First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 22-25, 2013. CAMI, along with the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals, organized a panel titled: MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families. You can access meeting materials from the session, including presentations, here: http://www.cami-health.org/convenings/ESC2013.php.
  • Women Deliver in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 28-30, 2013.  CAMI and the IMPT organized a panel titled: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Women and Girls, featuring experts from the around the world including: the World Health Organization, AVAC, Indian Council for Medical Research, IPM, USAID and GNP+. You can access meeting materials from the session, including presentations, here: http://www.cami-health.org/convenings/womendeliver2013.php.

On behalf of the IMPT, Professor Allen Wu of Nanjing University in China, in July attended the STI & AIDS World Congress in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Wu presented a poster entitled: Multidisciplinary approach to contain HIV-1 and other STIs in China: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies. You can access his poster here.

Upcoming items to look forward to include:

  • Attending the September conference Reproductive Health 2013, hosted by IMPT partner organization the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP).

To learn more about CAMI and our work to advance MPTs, please visit www.cami-health.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

On behalf of CAMI and the IMPT, we thank you for your steadfast commitment to women and girls. We are excited about the promising work ahead of us to make simultaneous prevention a reality; and we hope you will join us by supporting our efforts!

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb

May 14, 2013

Thanks for helping CAMI expand outreach efforts!

Your generosity has strengthened CAMI’s work to save lives and empower women and girls. Your support has furthered our efforts to initiate, educate, and advocate for the accelerated development of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) and other strategies for improved sexual and reproductive health.

Since January 2013, your donations have greatly enhanced our strategic outreach efforts helping to further the field of MPTs. Here are a few examples of what we have been able to accomplish:

  • CAMI along with IMPT partners have presented at multiple conferences and meetings in February and March including:
    • The CONRAD Product Development Workshop, Bethany Young Holt and Joseph Romano (CAMI consultant) presented on the prioritization and gap analysis for MPTs.  
    • At Population Action International, Bethany Young Holt presented on CAMI and the IMPT, making the case for MPTs and defining the collaborative and multidisciplinary structure of the IMPT.    
    • At the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) CA Meeting Bethany Young Holt provided an overview of CAMI and the IMPT’s current and future workplans. 
    • At the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) Meeting, Bethany Young Holt and IMPT members Judy Manning (USAID) and Joseph Romano (CAMI Consultant) presented on origins of CAMI and the IMPT as well as the product prioritization process work of the Scientific Agenda Working Group, a working group of the IMPT.

This summer, CAMI and other IMPT members will be participating at meetings across the globe, including:

  1. The European Society for Contraception’s First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health in Copenhagen, Denmark May 22-25, 2013.  CAMI, along with the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals, organized a panel titled: MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families.
  2. Women Deliver in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 28-30, 2013.  CAMI and the IMPT organized a panel titled Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Women and Girls, featuring experts from the around the world including: the World Health Organization, AVAC, Indian Council for Medical Research, IPM, USAID and GNP+.

Look for updates from these meetings in our next report!

To learn more about CAMI and our work to advance MPTs, please visit www.cami-health.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

On behalf of CAMI and the IMPT, we thank you for your steadfast commitment to women and girls. We are excited about the promising work ahead of us to make simultaneous prevention a reality; and we hope you will join us by supporting our efforts!

 

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb

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