A LOOK BACK AT THE PREVIOUS PATA SUMMITS
PATA-PACF 2016 Continental Summit
The purpose of the 2016 PATA-PACF Continental Summit entitled, ‘Clinic Community Collaboration (C3): Linking health facilities and communities to deliver services together’ for improved PMTCT and paediatric HIV care was to create a platform to:
- disseminate and popularise global and regional updates and best practices on how health facilities and communities can collaborate to deliver services together
- share challenges, lessons learned and best practice models for clinic-CBO collaboration as experienced in the C3 programme
- enhance regional solidarity and networking for improved clinic-CBO linkage across the region
The summit brought together 115 participants including 61 frontline health providers representing 31 health facilities, and 34 CBO representatives across the nine focus countries.
Attending clinic – CBO partners were joined by 11 other guests, comprising of international guest speakers, donors and a representative of the Ugandan Ministry of Health.
The Summit programme was designed to highlight and share clinic-CBO activation plans and promising practices that address barriers and advance improved linkage and retentio along the PMTCT prevention, treatment and care cascade