Our Statement of Commitment with T&Cs when joining the PATA Linking and Learning Hub
As PATA, we believe in the importance of engaging frontline health providers in defining challenges and solutions, as well as sharing their experience with peers across the region. It is through this active linking and learning from one another that we will be better equipped to improve health outcomes for children, adolescents, and young people affected by HIV.
We understand the importance of providing health providers with tools and skills that enables them to do their work safely and confidently, as well as providing them safe platforms to share their views and vision. We believe in the power of clinic-community collaboration and aim to build effective relationships and partnerships at all levels to deliver a comprehensive quality package of healthcare for children, adolescents, and families affected by HIV and AIDS. service delivery.
Collectively, across our network, PATA is committed to providing technical support based on needs expressed by our network and strategic partners seeking to advance human rights and add value to institutions and systems that can provide universal people-centered health coverage that is free from all forms of stigma or discrimination.
In accessing, engaging, and communicating on you agree to the following:
By using our PATA Linking and Learning Hub or submitting content and communicating with others (whether unsolicited or solicited by us) you are agreeing to these terms and conditions so please read them carefully. We may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as changed.
Information resources on this site (excluding photographs) are licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 international license. You may access, view, download and print copies of PATA material for personal, educational, and not-for-profit use, as long as full attribution is given, any copyright notices are kept on the content or the copyright is otherwise acknowledged, and you do not modify, reproduce, display, or distribute our content for public or commercial use.
If any material is downloaded or printed, it is your responsibility to comply with the laws of the place where the content is to be used.
All efforts will be made to comply with the South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA modelled on GDPR, to ensure any data shared is stored safely, and that access to information is strictly controlled and is appropriate. To this effect, you confirm that the content and information you share on the hub is:
Factual and accurate
Not defamatory, offensive, obscene, indecent or insensitive
Not infringing any copyright or other intellectual property right of any other person/organisation
Not breaching any legal duty owed to a third party (for example, a duty to keep something confidential)
Not disrupting the operation or security of this Linking and Learning Hub
is not misrepresenting – and giving the impression that it originates from PATA where this is not the case.
You also confirm that there is no conflict of interest in relation to your content. (For example, a conflict of interest would arise if you were commenting about tools or treatments with the expressed interest to make, sell and make a profit on these)
As PATA, we reserve the right to edit, reject or remove any or all of your content at any time at our sole discretion. We do not guarantee that your content, or any part of it, will be displayed on our Linking and Learning Hub. Any content is published at our sole discretion.
We do not endorse any content submitted to or published on this Linking and Learning Hub, or any opinion, statement, or advice expressed in any such content.
You also waive all moral rights’ in anything you submit to our Linking and Learning Hub as information you are willing to share openly online.
Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) is an action network of health providers and health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to effect positive change in paediatric and adolescent HIV policy and service delivery on the frontline.
The PATA network offers a powerful platform for regional collaboration, capacity building and peer-to-peer exchange – closing gaps and building bridges for linking, learning and partnership in the paediatric-adolescent HIV response. PATA aims to achieve the following on the frontline of paediatric and adolescent HIV service delivery:
Build and support an engaged network of health providers, facilities and communities.
Facilitate platforms for linking and learning to share knowledge and promising practices.
Champion innovative and targeted paediatric and adolescent HIV service delivery models.
Generate, collate, and disseminate evidence and collaborate in joint advocacy initiatives and partnerships.
PATA Linking and Learning Hub
The PATA Linking and Learning Hub is a powerful platform and interactive space for regional collaboration, capacity building and peer-to-peer exchange across the PATA network. It is a growing online network of frontline health providers, facilities, and communities as well as strategic partners working to improve paediatric and adolescent HIV service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.
PATA reserve the right to suspend or cancel access, deny entry or restrict entry to the PATA Linking and Learning Hub if an individual or their organization violates the Linking and Learning Hub code of conduct.
For the PATA Summits and webinars, you consent to the following:
Both the virtual and any in-country satellite spokes will be recorded.
Registration to the Summit and subsequent login means that you grant PATA permission to record the sessions, take photographs and videos for documentation, reporting and/or advocacy purposes.
PATA may use these photographs or any quotes to document forum proceedings for fundraising, publicity and other purposes within reason, on behalf of PATA and its partners.
Waive any right to inspect or approve finished photographs.
Understand that there will be no financial compensation or other remuneration for use of these photographs and/or video recordings.
Consent to have your details included in the PATA contacts database to receive summit notices, updates, and newsletters.
Acknowledge that I may receive a request to be added to the health provider WhatsApp group.
Linking and Learning Hub Code of Conduct
The PATA Linking and Learning Hub is committed to creating and promoting a professional environment within which all participants can participate and feel supported in a safe community – treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
We strive to build a community for everyone, free from discrimination regardless of professional status, race, gender, identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, physical appearance, religion, age, and disability.
What constitutes violation of the code of conduct?
Issuing threats, or using any form of hate speech
Issuing offensive comments including negative stereotypical remarks disguised as humor or jokes
Tracking online participation of participants and sharing their private information without consent
Misgendering of persons deliberately
All forms of sexual harassment
When and where does the code of conduct apply
The code of conduct applies to all countries and nations accessing the Linking and Learning Hub
The Linking and Learning Hub secures all your personal information from unauthorized use and disclosure and will only utilise this information for PATA related communications may use your information to inform you about other events and activities happening in the HIV sector. The Linking and Learning Hub may also contact you via surveys when conducting research related in line with PATA’s vision and organizational objectives. See www.teampata.org for more information about PATA.
How long will we keep the records and personal data for?
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