Summits and Forums
PATA forums are an important capacity-building platform for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. These forums are the foundation to growing the PATA network and expanding our scope of work.
PATA Summits and Forums are collaborative meetings where multiple cadres of health professionals and lay service providers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, counsellors and community health workers, and peer supporters convene for technical capacity-building, peer-to-peer exchange and the design of promising practice pilot projects.
PATA Summits and Forums utilise a variety of session formats that are informative, interactive and orientated to move discussion from policy to practice, with a focus on innovation and real world solutions. The forums culminate in health facility teams drafting quality improvement action plans that will be tested as a pilot project or as a quality improvement initiative.
The PATA network has been a springboard in developing a range of incubation projects that inform the development and distribution of promising paediatric and adolescent models in HIV prevention, treatment and care. Through PATA’s unique reach across health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, the network connects frontline health providers to global policy platforms, working groups and consortium, as part of a collective effort to reach global targets and improve paediatric and adolescent outcomes.
PATA 2018 Youth Summit