CAMI - Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations

MPT Database

The Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for sexual and reproductive health database outlines available and emerging MPTs. The databases are separated in to two main tables: MPT Microbicides and Devices Database and the Vaccine Database (coming soon).

The MPT Microbicides and Devices Database and the Vaccine Database have similarities and differences. Both are intended to represent the potential for new MPTs.

  • Microbicides: there are no commercially available microbicides, but significant opportunity exists to combine microbicides with commercially available contraceptives and devices.

  • Devices: Condoms are prime examples of MPTs and their potential. Devices combined with microbicides may provide acceptable and sustainable protection independent of coitus.

  • Vaccines: there are many examples of MPTs in pediatric vaccines, but none exist for STIs. Nonetheless, evaluation of individual product pages will reveal multiple opportunities, e.g. combination of the commercially available HPV and HBV vaccines may increase acceptability and lower costs.

The World Health Organization, Contraceptive Technology, and Centers for Disease Control were used as the primary sources to evaluate specific product information related to regulatory issues, product indications, and other product information along with the sites linked to specific product pages. The information contained in the database was reviewed by experts across the field to ensure accuracy. If you have any further information to add, please contact us at

For more information about specific products listed in the MPT Database, we recommend referring to the following URL links:

The MPT Database is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The contents are the responsibility of PHI/CAMI and partners and do not necessarily represent the views of USAID or the United States government.

"The development of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for reproductive health is challenging but scientifically feasible."