PATA’s Health Provider Champions

PATA’s Health Provider Champions celebrates nurses, counsellors, doctors, social workers, pharmacists, community health workers and peer supporters who deliver quality HIV prevention, treatment and care services for children, adolescents and young people in clinics and communities where they Do it Right, Do it Together, Do it Every day!

Health Provider Champions share their stories from across sub-Saharan Africa.

Meet the health provider champions and their nominees from the PATA 2022 Summit

Health Provider Champion - Betherida Lukalanga

Betherida Lukalanga, Zambia

Nominated by Ngosa

Health Provider Champion - Ramodipa Kgothatso

Ramodipa Kgothatso, South Africa

Nominated by Mokete

Health Provider Champion - Hulda Odero

Hulda Odero,

Nominated by Celine

Health Provider Champion - Innocent Okello

Innocent Okello, Uganda

Nominated by Jacqualine and Isaac

Health Provider Champion - Dr Liane Campbell

Dr. Liane Campbell, Tanzania

Nominated by Grace

Health Provider Champion - Nomusa Ndlovu

Nomusa Ndlovu, Zimbabwe

Nominated by Musa

Health Provider Champion - Tikhale Singano

Tikhale Singano, Malawi

Nominated by Geoffrey

Health Provider Champion - Nkwen Baptist Health Centre

Nkwen Baptist Health Center, Cameroon

This campaign builds on the IAS Me and My Healthcare Provider Champions Campaign. You can find more stories from the South African and Zambian champions here.

Ending AIDS for children once and for all

It is only through health providers that we can make progress in ensuring that no child is denied treatment and that new infant HIV infections are prevented by 2030, in alignment with the Global Alliance by UNAIDS, UNICEF and the WHO.

Read the full article.

Why our health providers are champions

“Mwakhe Ziqubu, Counselor, Sebokeng, South Africa, is a loving and caring person. He always called me to check up on me and linked me to other young people in the same situation as I am. He helped me understand that HIV is not the end of the world. When you talk about care, you talk about Mzwakhe.”

Puleng from South Africa
“Besa Chiwati, Environmental Health Officer, Lusaka, Zambia, has a heart of gold and makes me feel at home.”
George from Lusaka, Zambia
Tembi Tsabalala, Nurse, Pretoria, South Africa, is a good person.”
Busiswe from Pretoria, South Africa

“Ms Nonhlanhla Mazaleni, Community Health Worker, Johannesburg, South Africa has changed my life ever since I met her. She helped me understand what I was going through. Her programme helped young people living with HIV and encouraged everyone to know their HIV status.”

Lerato, Peer Educator from Johannesburg, South Africa
“Monde Wamunyima, Doctor, Kafue, Zambia, is efficient and makes me feel valued by giving me her undivided attention. She takes the time to listen and counsel people in a firm but gentle way.”
Joy from Lusaka, Zambia