The 2017 PATA Continental Summit is set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23 – 25 October 2017. The Summit will host 50 health facilities, which represent 15 countries that are: ‘Delivering on the frontline – towards an AIDS free Africa’.
The 2017 PATA Continental Summit will focus on three pillars: FIND, TREAT and CARE that align with the super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa for children and adolescents. It will provide a regional platform for action – bringing together policy makers, programme implementers and frontline health providers. Together, by sharing best practices in case finding, Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) and resilience building, we will strengthen our collective efforts to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.
The key objectives of the 2017 PATA Summit are to:
- Introduce the latest global frameworks and guidance, with a focus on the AIDS Free super-fast-track targets
- Share best practices, research evidence and local case studies to guide the development of quality improvement plans
- Facilitate dialogue between health providers and Ministries of Health (MoH) to translate policy into practice and practice into policy
- Prioritise and operationalise the AIDS Free agenda – focusing on Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models
- Initiate a Regional Learning Collaborative Forum for Africa-based policy makers and programme implementers for ongoing exchange and learning
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