The PATA 2021 Summit, titled “Clinic and Community in Conversation: closing the gap for children and adolescents in the HIV response” was held from 1-3 November 2021. The thematic focus of the 2021 summit placed health providers at the centre to build their capacity across
clinics and the community. It promoted conversations between these two service delivery platforms, facilitating strengthened partnership and improved HIV service delivery pathways for children and adolescents, in order to achieve services that are better coordinated and more impactful.
The summit saw a total of 1311 participants attending from across 38 countries through a virtual online hub and connected remotely or in person through attendance at a main, or satellite spoke. Participants included frontline health providers and community partners, as well
as the broader PATA network of key global experts, policy makers, networks of YPLHIV, donors, and Ministry of Health representatives.
Health providers and community partners from 12 PATA priority countries (Eswatini, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique,
Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) were brought together along with programme managers, policy makers and
strategic partners from 26 additional countries, to link and learn from one another.