Over 100 health facilities have applied to attend the PATA 2017 Continental Summit – ‘Towards an AIDS free Africa – Delivering on the Frontline’.

PATA, which works to mobilise and strengthen a network of frontline healthcare providers to improve paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment, care and support in sub-Saharan Africa, is overwhelmed by the 118 health facilities from 15 sub-Saharan African countries who applied to attend this year’s summit.

The entries from the different countries are as follows:

Overwhelming response to PATA 2017 Continental Summit from across Africa

Set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23 – 25 October 2017, the PATA 2017 Continental Summit will host 50 health facilities, which represent 15 countries that are: ‘Delivering on the frontline – towards an AIDS free Africa’.

Luann Hatane, Executive Director of PATA, comments, “The response to the PATA 2017 Continental Summits is evidence that health facilities across Africa are committed to improving paediatric and adolescent HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in sub-Saharan Africa. While we can only select 50 to attend this years, this is very promising in the drive towards an AIDS free Africa.”

She adds that the incredible response to this year’s summit has created an opportunity for learning. “We need to explore how we can ensure that we accommodate everyone going forward. PATA is also committed to hosting local forums so that each country can come together in this important and engaging space.”