PATS trains and supports local health workers who care for HIV-positive children in rural China.
The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Support Project (PATS) was established in 2007 in response to an urgent and on-going situation: the care of HIV-positive children in rural China. In parternship with the AIDS Orphan Salvation Association (AOS) of China, PATS aims to promote the health of children affected by HIV/AIDS.
The cornerstone of our philosophy and strategy is the belief in the power of community care. Building the capacity of local community health workers and local families enables quality care of HIV+ children, including access to life saving anti-retroviral treatment.
1. Utilize existing local infrastructure, skills and resources to implement solutions to health barriers
2. Demonstrate program effectiveness through monitoring & evaluation