PATA is an action network of health providers and health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. The PATA network offers a powerful platform for regional collaboration, capacity building, peer-to-peer exchange and learning.
Our goal is to effect positive change in policies, programmes and practices in the paediatric and adolescent HIV response.
PATA aims to achieve the following on the frontline of paediatric and adolescent HIV service delivery:
- Build and support an engaged network of health providers, facilities and communities
- Facilitate platforms for linking and learning to share knowledge and promising practices
- Champion innovative and targeted paediatric and adolescent HIV responses and practices
- Generate, collate and disseminate evidence and collaborate in joint advocacy initiatives and partnerships
To mobilise, strengthen and build resilience in a network of frontline health providers to improve paediatric and adolescent HIV prevention, treatment,
care and support in sub-Saharan Africa.
That all children and adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa receive optimal treatment,
people-centred care and support and live long healthy lives.
Children and adolescents are at the centre of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic yet remain inadequately served.
“Children should be the first to benefit from our successes in defeating HIV, and the last to suffer from our failures.”
Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF