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By reaching out and touching communities and health professionals and helping to build capacity in Africa, PATA aims to create a ripple effect of treatment action that will give a growing number of children access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy and holistic care. Read more
Feedback from teams who attended a masterclass on using the toolkit was positive. Teams lauded the toolkit, saying it should become the new "Standard of Care" in Africa.
Available for download here
To find out what PATA was up to in 2010/11 click here.
Kiwoko Hospital, Uganda co-hosted a local PATA forum from 7-9 August 2011. It brought together multi-sectoral teams from 12 organisations in the area to assist the teams in developing skills in communicating with caregivers and children as well as improve linkages between local partners. Click here to read more and download the presentations.
On 15-16 August 2011, PATA and Vihiga co hosted a local forum on disclosure to children. Research has indicated that this remains one of the most challenging issues for families and health care providers. However a well handled disclosure process is shown to lead to better adherence patterns, clinical outcomes and psychological adjustments. Five treatment teams from the Vihiga District met to improve their skills in disclosure to children
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Have a look at the useful 'Step by step guide for conversations with children (towards disclosure)' kindly reproduced with permission from Kimesh Naidoo (Department of Paediatrics - University of KwaZulu Natal), Diane Melvin (Department of Psychology - Great Ormand Street Hospital for Sick Children) and Juliet Houghton (Programme Director CHIVA South Africa)
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Have a look if you can spot yourself in one of the conference posters.
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The PATA local forum co-hosted by Small Projects foundation and funded by 25:40 and One to One Children's fund was held in East London from 21-22 July 2011. The theme of the forum was linking PMTCT and paediatric services. Click here to read more and download the presentations
The 2011 South African Aids conference was held in Durban from 7-10 June 2011. Taru Jaroszynski from PATA presented the successes and challenges of the Expert Patient Programme funded by One to One Children's Fund in a session called "Innovative models for delivering health services". Read more
Many children treated with anti-retroviral drugs have done very well and are now growing into adolescence. This success presents new problems as children grow into adolescence. Read more
Every year at the PATA forum, teams set themselves tasks for the year ahead. This year many teams have set themselves tasks relating to the conference themes of caring for the very young infant with HIV and Nutrition. Read more
Expanding access to care for children infected by HIV and their families throughout the African continent.
For HIV-infected and affected children in Africa to access high quality, comprehensive services including ART by 2015.
lies within compassionate and committed mulidisciplinary treatment teams.
Please click on the following link to access documents and presentations on how best to disclose HIV status to children which were kindly provided to us by Medecins Sans Frontieres.
'SAY AND PLAY'
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