Celebrating Community Leadership and Action On AIDS
Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA)
kehpca_logoPositive Action for Treatment Access (PATA) (Nigeria) provides access to treatment education, care and support services for people living with HIV, empowering adolescents living with HIV with knowledge and skills through leadership and mentorship programs to play more meaningful roles in HIV programming at the community, state and international level


Introduction

PATA is a small non-governmental organization (NGO) created in 2005. PATA is an HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health rights-based non-governmental organization working in partnership with other organizations to ensure that every individual with an illness or disease, especially women and girls, has access to treatment literacy and to equitable, humane care. PATA works with different categories of partners such as international development partners, government agencies, civil society organizations and networks, and media partners. PATA advocates for inclusive programming involving people living with HIV, especially women and girls, through reviews of HIV/AIDS policy and treatment as well as through involvement in issues of treatment, research and ethics. From 2005 to 2015, PATA has reached over 100 million people through their media programme on television and radio

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Partners

Profile in Brief
Organisation
Positive Action for Treatment
Region
Nigeria- western Africa
Field of Work
Sexual and reproductive health education
Elimination of new HIV infections among children, saving lives of mothers, Women's Health
Mentorship programs
Treatment, care and support
Populations Served
Women and young girls
Children
Founded
2005
Staff
Number of employees in the organisation – 10 Full-time staff , 6 Part-time adolescents, 45 volunteers
  • Network of people living with HIV in Nigeria (NEPWHAN)
  • Civil society organizations for HIV AND AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN)
  • Association of women living with HIV and AIDS (ASHWAN)
  • Association of positive Youths In Nigeria (APYIN)
  • International Community of Women Living with HIV
  • Women advocates Resource and Development Centre
  • Life link organization
  • Journalists Against Aids
  • Health Matters Incorporated
  • Centre for the Right to Health
  • New HIV/AIDS Vaccine Microbicides Society of Nigeria
  • Society for Women and AIDS in Africa Nigerian Chapter (SWAAN)
  • Society for the improvement of rural people, ENUGU
  • International Centre for Advocacy on Right to Health (ICARH)
  • Abuja Media partners


Successes

PATA has increased access to treatment education, care and support services for people living with HIV, empowered adolescents living with HIV with knowledge and skills on sexual and reproductive health, and provided vocational skills training for older adolescents living with HIV

  • Launched “Mary’s Home”, the first orphanage in Nigeria to address the sexual, reproductive health and socio-development needs of adolescent girls living with HIV in Nigeria. Mary’s Home is named after the first person diagnosed with HIV in Nigeria, a 13 year old adolescent girl
  • Organized two summer camp programs for adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria to promote treatment adherence, team bonding and education on issues to work together on a common agenda.
  • The general public has been educated on issues of gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, as well as sexual and reproductive health. Ignorance and stigma around HIV/AIDS has been reduced through PATA’S media programme on television and radio that has reached over 100 million people since 2005 to 2015.

Contact

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Address: 1st floor, Holy Trinity Hospital Plaza, Adesina Street, Off Obafemi Awolowo Way
Ikeja, Lagos State,
100271 Nigeria
Tel: +234 (0) 80 98 728 264
Website: http://www.pata-nigeria.com/