In the last year, the AHPN has broadened its strategic policy position to focus on improving the health and wellbeing of Africans living in the UK. This will include influencing and advocating for policies that address interlinked health conditions holistically. This change in direction follows AHPN members' own changing priorities locally.
There are still high rates of HIV amongst Africans in the UK, but recent improvements to HIV treatment mean that people living with HIV can expect to live longer. This is coupled with the documented susceptibility of people living with HIV to other related health conditions which means it is no longer possible to address HIV in isolation.
The AHPN has broadened its strategic priorities to include other health conditions that disproportionately affect Africans in the UK because of existing structural and socioeconomic factors. Our new focus is on: