New ways for the next wave: Innovative R&D for the future of women's prevention
Imelda Mahaka, Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust, Zimbabwe
Sharon Hillier, Magee-Womens Research Institute, United States
Session chair(s): Imelda Mahaka (Zimbabwe); Sharon Hillier (United States).
Women need a range of HIV prevention options to meet different needs, preferences and life circumstances. Currently available pills, rings and injectables are necessary but insufficient. How might we accelerate the delivery of methods we have while developing additional ones - including systemic and non-systemic methods, short-acting and on-demand products, to complement longer-acting ones? Product developers and advocates are collaborating on new approaches to expedite R&D of additional HIV prevention options. Notably, MATRIX is taking a unique approach, endorsed by the CASPR network of advocates, that aims to improve the odds of success of new products - through development, delivery and use. This session will focus on new efforts to identify and develop promising options, strategically engage all stakeholders, decolonize R&D and involve potential users in all their diversities throughout the process.
3 min
Welcome and introductions
Pangaea Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
10 min
Why developing new products to meet a variety of needs is essential to the AIDS response
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), United States
10 min
Pushing the envelope and expediting timelines in the development of promising prevention options for women
Magee-Womens Research Institute, United States
10 min
Ensuring Africa-centered priorities drive the research agenda
Wits Research and HIV Institute, South Africa
50 min
Panel discussion: What's needed to make it happen well and faster?
AVAC, United States
AMRH / AUDA / NEPAD, Zimbabwe
Holistic Drug Discovery and Development Centre - H3D, South Africa
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Ambassador For Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Health Program, Kenya
School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
7 min
Closing remarks from Chairs
Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust, Zimbabwe
Magee-Womens Research Institute, United States