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A Public Benefit Organisation
PBO No. 930034219
NPO No. 090-092
Mission: PATA is an organization of individuals dedicated to expanding access to care for children affected and infected with HIV and their families throughout the African continent. PATA values and promotes models of care that address both the medical and psychosocial needs of the child and that offer high quality, integrated, patient-centred, and affordable services. The organization will work collaboratively with healthcare teams, serving as a resource to support achievement of their stated goals. PATA will facilitate the development of local capacity for high quality HIV care through promotion of learning through team work, sharing of experiences, and spreading of good practice.
Vision: The vision of PATA is for all HIV-infected and affected children in Africa to have access by 2015 to comprehensive, high quality health services including ART. PATA believes that this can best be achieved by supporting committed health care providers to enhance, expand and extend their work to impact others through a ripple effect in the community (the "PATA effect").
Values: The following values serve as guidelines for our members as we strive toward the attainment of our vision:
Integrity: We will abide by and promote honesty, trustworthiness, openness, and respect for others in all our interactions on behalf of PATA.
Commitment to the Vision: We will demonstrate our commitment by passionately harnessing our efforts to make our vision of quality healthcare for all HIV-affected/infected children a reality.
Professionalism: We will work professionally, be goal-oriented and ensure accountability. We are committed to the professional development of others and will work with care and consideration of our colleagues.
Compassion: We will exhibit compassion in our interactions as we strive toward our goals.
Team work: We are committed to working as a team, enabling, empowering, and encouraging others. We will participate enthusiastically and accept differing opinions respectfully.
Approach: PATA believes in the principle of developing sustainable interventions that are linked to, rather than in parallel with the work of government and other partners. PATA works to extend the horizons of care for each of its affiliated clinics by encouraging Treatment Teams to network with each other through annual meetings, a newsletter and the PATA website. This enables PATA teams to share learning and experience and ultimately develop their own visions for health care improvement.
PATA also supports Treatment Teams to reach out to neighbouring clinics and other partners to improve quality of care and extend the "PATA effect" through leadership and mentoring.
Foundation and Purpose: The foundation of PATA lies with the PATA teams - multidisciplinary Treatment Teams of nurses, pharmacists, counsellors and doctors, who work together at clinics across Sub-Saharan Africa to form a community of compassionate and committed individuals who provide treatment and care to children infected with HIV and their families.
The fundamental purpose of PATA is to assist Treatment Teams to improve the quality of health care they deliver to their patients.
The principle of PATA lies in the belief that Treatment Teams can best improve themselves, (collectively and individually) and the quality of their work through self-initiated projects in which they have a sense of ownership, responsibility and pride.
Goals: The six key goals for PATA shall be:
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.
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