AHPN recently held its Annual General Meeting at its offices in Stratford. The theme was African Health and Wellbeing and was well attended by members, partners and colleagues. The main event was the election of a brand new Board of Trustees. Outgoing Trustees were thanked for their dedication and new members: Danmore Sithole; Eureka Dube; Josh Babarinde; Pastor David Kofi Owusu and Tendai Ndanga were proposed and seconded. Each spoke briefly about the skills and dedication they would bring to AHPN and were welcomed by delegates. Outgoing Chair Tony Andre, said in his Annual Report address:
"AHPN can look back on the past year with a sense of achievement. The focus has been stability and growth and all involved, particularly staff, have risen to the challenge. Key to developments has been a robust and consistent fundraising campaign. Our hope must now be to build on that good work and ensure this vital organisation’s future is secure and backed by core funding.
Over a very busy year staff have worked in partnership with organisations such as Gilead, Mind, Prostate Cancer UK, Janssen and Viiv/GlaxoSmithKline, and others. It is important going forward that we continue to ensure that our reputation defines us as a vital and trusted organisation".
New Board members vowed to ensure that AHPN continues its work both at the community level and the national policy level as the organisation enters this exciting new phase.