Durning Hall,Earlham Grove,Forest Gate E7 9AB
Call us : 0208 555 5778
Email : deryck.ahpn@btconnect.com

The African Health Policy Network

AHPN works to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK’s African population and to reduce health inequalities. We do this by influencing health policies, to ensure that the health needs of Africans are recognised and addressed in a meaningful way. We also work to identify and address the wider determinants of health and the causes of health inequalities.
In our Policy Position , we set out our thinking on the health inequalities affecting Africans in the UK and the steps that need to be taken to reduce these inequalities. Our publication "The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Africans in the UK" represents an important baseline of information on African mental health and emotional wellbeing in the UK and goes further by discussing how individuals in the African community interpret, express and address these issues.

We also work to raise awareness of services and ensure African people have equitable access. We have recently launched a campaign film to encourage greater take-up of pyschological therapies in African communities, particularly among older people. The film, Older Minds Monologues, is available to view above.

Latest News

  • 26/04/2017 MRI Scan, Detection of Prostate Cancer and “Stronger Knowing More” Campaign
  • 18/03/2017 Decline in Exercise Levels among Children
  • 20/11/2016 AHPN at Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe Conference, Cologne, Germany
  • 08/11/2016 Black History Month Celebrations
  • 13/10/2016 World Mental Health Day
  • 4/10/2016 HIV Cure Close
  • 15/09/2016 Suicide Prevention Day: Connect, Communicate, Care
  • 09/09/2016 Lassa Fever in Nigeria so far
  • 25/08/2016 AHPN at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa
  • 24/08/2016 Poor Medicine practise in Africa
  • 19/08/2016 Childhood Obesity in the UK
  • 17/08/2016 New cases of Polio in Nigeria
  • 02/08/2016 High Court Rules NHS to fund PrEP
  • 29/07/2016 Ecoli Outbreak in UK
  • 06/07/2016High numbers of STIs among the LGBT according to PHE
  • 19/05/2016 Zika virus to spread to Europe
  • 21/04/2016 National Minority Health Month
  • 15/04/2016 Human trafficking in UK
  • 09/03/2016 How healthy are you?
  • 02/03/2016 A possible way to reduce male infertily?
  • 24/02/2016 Female Genital Mutilation-harm or benefit?
  • 11/02/2016 Diabetes study update
  • 03/02/2016 ZIKA virus update
  • 13/01/2016 Billion pound funding for Mental Health in UK
  • Older news

    Upcoming Events And Projects

    click for more information
  • African Yams
  • Faith Positive
  • Faith Positive Plus
  • African Mentoring Initiative
  • The Faith and Wellbeing Mental Health Project

  • Want to get a head start in Policy?

    Email your CV to deryck.ahpn@btconnect.com

    Are you interested in Community Membership?Click here for further details


    Join our Supporters Programme.
    To donate: text AHPN13 £2/£5/£10 to 70070.

    Latest Events

    click on image to find out more

    See more


    The articles written for our commentary posts are a distillation of information, views and comment passed to the AHPN CEO by our membership. They are not necessarily the views of AHPN

    Health of the nation lies in the diaspora

    AHPN believes that health is not an accident, it is an outcome. In addition there are structural, social, economic, cultural and individual 'intersecting' factors which will impact on this outcome. In order to understand, and address, the outcomes it is necessary to understand the causal factors involved. The recent killings at the church in Charleston, South Carolina, reveal the burning white hot racist heat that lies at the heart of modern America and follow hard on the heels of a multitude of police slayings of Black men, unarmed and apparently executed...Read more

    Mediterranean migrant crisis and the transatlantic slave trade-the uncomfortable parallel

    Italy’s PM, Matteo Renzi, has compared the smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean to the trade in African captives, which officially ended in 1807. He said: “When we say we are in the presence of slavery we are not using the word just for effect. The point is that we can’t accept this kind of trade in human lives...” Read more