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Title: THE African HIV Policy Network Information Update – 23rd October 2008
Post by: Elijah Amooti on October 26 2008, 09:18 pm
Dear  All 


The AHPN update provides you with the most recent information on events, publications, policy and campaigning, training and news stories relevant to Africans affected by HIV, community-based organisations and their supporters within the UK.  All information can be fully accessed via the AHPN websites. 

If you have any information to include in the next AHPN update, please email We particularly encourage information from AHPN members. 

* The AHPN welcomes the new C.E.O, Ms. Titise Yoliwe Kode, who joined us on 13th October 2008.
* Bass Line 2008: Please take part in the African health and sex survey to help your local and national African organisations in England improve the way they work to reduce the spread of HIV by focusing and responding to specific sexual health needs that are important to YOU and YOUR community.
* Reaching out to all professionals to take advantage of this mentoring opportunity for participants in our Vital Voices project.
* Professional mentors for staff of African community organisations wanted.

Policy & Campaigning

* SAVE THE DATE! 'Destination Unknown' Advocacy Day 2008 – 26th and 27th November 2008.
* Campaigning to end the destitution of refused Asylum Seekers.

* October 24, 2008: Working together to tackle Malaria in the African and Asian communities.
* November 06 – 13, 2008: Ninth International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection, Glasgow, UK.
* November 25, 2008: The King's Fund Annual Conference - Reshaping the NHS: Creating locally driven evidence-based service change.
* November 29 – December 2, 2008: ‘The Church and HIV and AIDS: Challenged or Changed? Measuring the impact and identifying the gaps in the Church response in Africa’. PACANet Dakar, Senegal.
* December 03-07, 2008: 15th ICASA in Dakar Senegal.
* December 9, 2008: Encouraging Healthy Behaviour: developing successful interventions for creating change.
* December 9,2008: Palliative and End of Life Care - Date for your diary: Invitation to attend the Westminster Health Forum keynote seminar.
* December 11,2008: Children and Young People’s Services Annual Conference 2008:The Children’s Plan One Year On.

 Black History Month Events

* Shaka Services: Black History Month Event.

World AIDS Day Events

* November 29, 2008: Centre for African Families Positive Health: Don’t sit back, be involved - 2008 Respect and Protect.
* November 29, 2008: 29DHIVerse – Cambridgeshire sexual health and HIV organization.

Other Activities

* November 9, 2008: The Trumpet hosts the 10th Annual GAB Awards in London.
* December 10,2008: Housing, Social Exclusion and Welfare Reform: Safeguarding Public Services from the Impact of the Credit Crunch.

News Stories and Press Releases
* Is the abstinence message promoted by the church behind the halt in the fall of HIV transmission in Uganda?
* Across The Nation: The Washington Post Examines HIV/AIDS Outreach Efforts Aimed at African Immigrants.
* The AIDS response: Relationship to development in Africa.
* Faces against HIV stigma and discrimination.
* The AHPN archive of the latest news clippings.
* New OCN accredited - NAHIP African Community Workers’ Training 2008/2009.
* Train to be an Advocate – by the African Eye Trust.
* New Organisational Development Training by THT- Training for managers, staff members, and volunteers.
* HIV Research Trust Scholarship for 2009 – Application deadline is 31 October 2008.
* Asylum seekers, refugees and sexual health. Free to attend and the application deadline is October 30, 2008. 
* For the disadvantaged and socially excluded groups who face numerous barriers to education and employment in the London Borough of Haringey.
* Training by the National Children’s Bureau.
* Volunteers - Free Sexual Health Training for African Caribbeans in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, September 08 – March 09.
* HIV and well being courses by THT.
* Nutrition and cooking classes designed for HIV-Positive people.

* Grassroots Grants is a £130 million programme that aims to invest in a thriving community sector. You are encouraged to apply.
* ‘You Know You’ Grants - Funding available for youth-led SRE projects.


* Network facilitator/ office Manager (Deadline: October 29, 2008) – UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development. 
* Senior web developer and administration assistant (Deadline: November 12, 2008) – NAM.
* Sessional Workers wanted – Youth Projects International.
* Volunteer support workers - Community Health Action Trust (CHAT). 


* UK National Guidelines for HIV Testing by BHIVA, BASHH and BIS.
* HIV for Non-HIV Specialists: Diagnosing the Undiagnosed. A practical guide for healthcare professionals in secondary care to support improved detection and diagnosis of HIV in the UK…
* New NAT Report: The Myth of HIV Health Tourism.
* The BASS Line survey report- Assessing the sexual HIV prevention needs of African people in England. 
* Data reports from the BASS Line survey.
* The Child Within: Connecting with children who have experienced grief and loss.
* Pictures in AIDucation: African Communities Talking Sex, AIDS and Pictures.
* The health and social care experiences of black and minority ethnic older people.
* Empty Promises – Holding the UK government accountable for its commitments on HIV, Human Rights and Vulnerable groups.
* Completing the picture: An examination of the Home Office's country reports on the availability of HIV treatment in Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. .
* Will I have to pay? Advice on getting NHS sexual health and HIV services for recent migrants and those of uncertain immigration status: .

* Stars of Africa: Join us to celebrate 50 fantastic years of VSO

If you experience problems accessing this information, please do not hesitate to contact
Dorothy Nyapendi
Information Officer - NAHIP
African HIV Policy Network

New City Cloisters196 Old StreetLondon EC1V 9FRTel: 020 7017 8911Fax: 020 7017 8919 Web:,  to take part in Bass line 2008 - The health and sex survey to improve HIV education for African people in England. Call 0800 0967 500: The free and confidential African AIDS helpline for advice and referrals on sexual health and HIV & AIDS for African people in England.