Here at AISD, we value our membership with the African Health Policy Network (AHPN) that lobby, influence health policies and enable Africans to speak with a national collective and representative voice on matters of health with special focus on HIV and sexual Health. We partner locally with the Terrence Higgins Trust, NHS Nottingham/shire and Nottingham Refugee Forum. We also partner with LASS in Leicester, DPS in Derby and Sun Rise Families in Corby. “Health4U” is an ongoing partnership research work with University of Nottingham until October 2014.
With the support of HPE, we seek to improve health, welfare and quality of life of Africansin the region through community work, community learning and media:
- Condoms distribution and demonstration in the community.
- Support individual to take an HIV test.
- Support and help for individuals and families to develop coping strategies and enhance their health and welbeing.
- Links with volunteers for befriending and peer support services.
- Work with individual providing one-to-one emotional support.
Our Community Actions
- We run community sessions in HIV, sexual health and other related health conditions.
- Mixed HIV status survey in African couples study is still under way. AISD partners Sigmaresearch to pilot the research in Nottingham.
- We are involved in consultancy and research on HIV policy work.
- We provide practical support and referrals to specialist agencies to Refugee Charities, Benefits and Immigration Agencies, National Asylum Support.
- Service (NASS), Health and Social care Services, health, housing and social care.
AISD promote the work of African Health Policy Network in the region. The Changing Perspectives campaign seeks to encourage faith communities, the media, people living with HIV and the government to tackle HIV related stigma and discrimination. It is supported by training for Muslim and Christian faith leaders to use FAITH TOOLKITS. The two toolkits were developed by Muslim and christian leaders in partnership with AHPN and Department of Health programme (National African HIV Prevention Programme)