Project Description

Across the PATA network, we have seen the sacrifices and dedication of health providers working
tirelessly to deliver uninterrupted HIV services, treating and providing psychosocial support for
children and young people, during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In recognition of the remarkable
efforts and dedication of frontline health providers in delivering HIV services to children and
adolescents, whilst also fighting COVID-19, PATA has joined the WHO in dedicating 2021 to frontline
health providers as “Year of the Health and Care worker” under the theme: “Protect. Invest.

PATA Summits have always been a time for PATA to recognise the efforts and dedication of frontline
health providers.

At this year’s Summit PATA will be presenting 4 just for fun awards on the final day of the Summit,
award winners will be recognised in the summit report, social media, and on the PATA
website. On this page, you will find out how you can join the action.


To celebrate how far we have come and all the efforts of health providers working together with communities to beat COVID-19, we invite you to get up and dance. Join the Be Brave Mzansi Dance Challenge

Take the Challenge
To take this challenge you can watch the tutorial here, to learn the Dance of Brave to their newly launched song, “We Will Rise.” Submit a video (under 2 minutes) recording of you and your colleagues, doing the dance. Submissions should go to, to be featured at the PATA Summit.

If you are in South Africa, you stand a chance to win additional weekly cash prizes by also submitting your video here.


Join the conversation at the PATA 2021 Summit on social media and the Linking and learning Hub Activity Wall.

Take the Challenge
To take this challenge join the PATA 2021 Summit conversations on social media, using the hashtag #PATA2021Summit.

The person with the most posts under this hashtag across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Linking and Learning Hub Activity Wall, will win this challenge.


This year’s Summit will be joined by satellite spokes in 12 countries, eSwatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. To bring the in-country excitement onto our virtual platform, satellites are invited to do the “Mexican Wave”

Take the Challenge
In-country satellites are invited to send dance videos, doing the Mexican Wave. Videos should be submitted to, to be featured online during the 2021 Summit.


Show and tell why are you and your team of colleagues (in the clinic, community, or hospital) are health heroes?

Take the Challenge
To take this challenge submitted one of the following, via email:

  1. A photo storybook or poster with captions of you and your colleagues (working or having fun) highlighting what makes a health hero.
  2. A TikTok or video compilation with a group/team of health providers telling us; “We are health heroes because we are…”