Clinic-Community Collaboration Toolkit and accompanying Be Connected e-learning course launched at AIDS Impact

November 20, 2017

Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) and Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) officially launched a Clinic-Community Collaboration Toolkit and accompanying Be Connected e-learning course at the 13th International AIDSImpact Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday, 13 November.

Together, PATA and PACF have identified how clinical-CBO collaborations at the local level can transform health responses. These experiences and processes are described in the Clinic-Community Collaboration Toolkit (C3) and accompanying Be Connected e-learning course.

These new tools are intended to empower health providers as well as encouraging community-based staff and local coordinators to initiate, expand and improve upon joint activities and action plans, in an effort to strengthen their work on paediatric and adolescent HIV.

“Incremental improvement is what C³ is all about. Small improvements in hundreds, or even thousands of clinic-community collaborations, can lead to improvements in the quality of care and the health and well-being of children living with HIV. This in turn can greatly contribute to our global targets to end MTCT and paediatric HIV by 2020, strengthen paediatric HIV case finding and improve access to treatment,” explains Luann Hatane, Executive Director PATA.


Toolkit and course are available for download.