Civil Society Partners

The global acceptance and call for microbicides is owed in large part to the efforts of civil society partnerships that work with us and other like-minded organizations to raise awareness about the need for new HIV prevention technologies, particularly for women who face high risk. 

IPM’s civil society partners work tirelessly with donors, policymakers, academic institutions, product development partnerships, other civil society organizations and nonprofits to create positive and receptive environments for microbicide research and development, and potential introduction where they are needed most.

Value of civil society partnerships

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African proverb

IPM partners with numerous civil society and advocacy organizations based in Africa, Europe and North America.

Our partners organize activities at the national level for key stakeholder groups to foster public support for needed HIV prevention technologies like microbicides.

IPM also works with our partners to strengthen research literacy around the complexities of HIV biomedical research.


IPM’s civil society partners

AIDS-Fondet, Denmark

Aidsfonds, The Netherlands


Community Health, Empowerment, Development and Relief Agency (CHEDRA), Uganda

emthonjeni Counselling & Training, South Africa

Hope2Educate, South Africa

Journalists Association Against AIDS (JournAIDS), Malawi

People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLAS) - Lyantonde, Uganda

South African Positive Women Ambassadors, South Africa

SENSOA, Belgium

South African Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition (SAHTAC), South Africa