Summits & Forums

PATA Summits have been convened annually since 2005, offering a powerful platform and valuable opportunity for health providers to share their experiences and engage in peer-to-peer learning to improve paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment and service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. These forums are the foundation to growing the PATA network and expanding our scope of work. PATA Summits ‘link and learn’ approach is central to PATA’s mission to mobilise, strengthen and build resilience in a network of frontline health providers, facilities and communities supporting paediatric and adolescent HIV service delivery.

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.

2022 Summit

PATA 2022 Summit Concept Note

This hybrid event took place from 21-23 November 2022, titled “Ending AIDS in Children, Adolescents and Young People – a Roadmap to 2030” and called for us to Do it Right, Do it Together, and Do it Now! It took place simultaneously across 12 countries through regional in-country satellites, and virtually via the PATA Linking and Learning Hub.

This year’s summit was directly aligned and themed according to the newly formed Global Alliance to end AIDS in children by 2030 provided an important convening of key providers on the frontline of the HIV response, across several high-burden countries in sub–Saharan Africa. The summit platform offered a reality check against global commitments and everyday challenges, opportunities, progress, setbacks, and lessons from our region where practical and real-world solutions were shared and discussed.

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