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Welcome to the CTI Exchange


© Jessica Scranton/FHI 360

Welcome to the Contraceptive Technology Innovation (CTI) Exchange! We are excited to introduce this new knowledge sharing platform that is designed to support contraceptive research, development, registration, and introduction.


Over the past several decades, the number and type of contraceptive options available in low-resource settings have remained largely unchanged. At the same time, overall investments in contraceptive research and development have declined dramatically. Developing new contraceptives that fill gaps in the current method mix and improve accessibility and affordability will help meet the needs of more than 200 million women in developing countries who would like to prevent or delay pregnancy but are still not using an effective method of family planning.


The CTI Exchange was developed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through FHI 360’s CTI Initiative. The CTI Exchange is intended to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing in order to support contraceptive innovation globally. The site compiles resources from numerous partners on topics including contraceptive research and development, regulatory requirements, quality assurance, strategies for product introduction, and advocacy. This blog, Exchanges, brings you timely news, events, and commentary on topics that are moving contraceptive innovation forward.


We are also excited to launch a new resource that is housed on the site, Calliope, the Contraceptive Pipeline Database, which includes information about more than 170 contraceptive products that are in development or are marketed on a limited basis. Researchers can use this database to learn more about past and ongoing product development efforts. Potential funders can identify opportunities for future investments. And procurement agencies can learn more about products that may be available in the near future.


Just as we welcome you to the CTI Exchange, we welcome you to become part of the exchange. We encourage you to contribute resources. Write blog posts. Ask questions. This a collaborative effort to generate and share knowledge, and we look forward to working with you!


Learn more about how you can contribute to the exchange.