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PATA, South to South, Zoë Life and International Palliative Care Network worked together to develop the 'Paediatric HIV care and treatment – A toolkit for Africa multidisciplinary healthcare teams' which was launched at the PATA Summit.
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. They noted that the toolkit takes into account the challenges that they are facing from the district to the community level. The comprehensive way that the toolkit covers the uses and dosing many of the available paediatric drugs in Africa was especially appreciated.
Some participants commented that the focus on breastfeeding within the nutrition section is very useful considering the need to respect each cultural group's own traditions. Others cited the importance of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses). The adapted Zoë Life talk tool is a useful tool to start discussion about disclosure with the caregiver and the child.
The toolkit is available for download here:
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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