The 2017 PATA Continental Summit – ‘Towards an AIDS free Africa – Delivering on the frontline’ - will focus on three pillars: FIND, TREAT and CARE that align with the super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa for children and adolescents. It will provide a regional platform for action – bringing together policy makers, programme implementers and frontline health providers. Together, by sharing best practices in case finding, Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) and resilience building, we will strengthen our collective efforts to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.
The key objectives of the 2017 PATA Summit are to:
- Introduce the latest global frameworks and guidance, with a focus on the AIDS Free super-fast-track targets
- Share best practices, research evidence and local case studies to guide the development of quality improvement plans
- Facilitate dialogue between health providers and Ministries of Health (MoH) to translate policy into practice and practice into policy
- Prioritise and operationalise the AIDS Free agenda – focusing on Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models
- Initiate a Regional Learning Collaborative Forum for Africa-based policy makers and programme implementers for ongoing exchange and learning
Who is eligible to apply?
Health facility teams from the following PATA 2017 focus countries are invited to apply: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivore, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. A total of 50 successful health facility teams will be selected to attend the Summit.
Health facility teams must consist of:
- 1 x clinician or senior facility manager (nurse or doctor)
- 1 x senior counsellor or NGO partner offering psycho-social services within the facility
For more information about the PATA Summit and how to apply:
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