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“This year, we launched our new 2022-2025 strategy – outlining our ambitious goal to strengthen actions and commitments from the UK Government towards achieving health equity.

This strategy is underpinned by our 10 health equity principles, which recognise that we must diversify our network and centre the voices and experiences of people living with health inequities. As such, we’ve taken time this year to consider how we can meaningfully engage new members and promote an environment of inclusion and respect.

We’ve also continued to advocate for UK political, financial and programmatic commitments to global health and tackling climate change, whilst expanding our work on health systems strengthening.

Thank you to our members, partners and donors for all of your collaboration and we look forward to continuing working together in 2023.”

– Katie Husselby, Network Manager


2025 Strategy Goal: In 2025, strengthened actions and commitments from the UK Government have positively contributed towards achieving health equity, resulting in more people accessing quality, affordable healthcare tailored to their specific health and wellbeing needs.


1 new 2022-2025 strategy,

guided by 10 health equity principles
More than

55 dedicated members

working towards a world where health equity is achieved
Secured additional

1 year funding

to bolster our work on diversity, equity and inclusion

£75,000 raised

in membership fees

17 meetings

with UK Government

51 collaborative

meetings with members

346 campaign letters

sent to MPs

297 people attend

AfGH climate dialogue with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros

2 global health campaigns

supported by more than 17 members

Health systems strengthening

briefing published, endorsed by 9 members

“The working group meetings have been an extremely valuable platform to exchange knowledge with members and allow for more coordinated advocacy.”

– AfGH Member

Our 2022 Timeline

  • January 1, 2022


    Examined the impact of ODA with people with lived experience of NCDs

  • February 1, 2022


    Launched our FCDO maternal, newborn and child health engagement

  • March 1, 2022


    Challenged the gender bias in global health for International Women’s Day

  • May 1, 2022


    Launched our new 2022-2025 strategy

  • May 1, 2022
  • June 1, 2022


    Hosted our inaugural FCDO roundtable on climate change & global health

  • July 1, 2022
  • August 1, 2022


    Listened to lived experience in tackling mental health inequity

  • September 1, 2022


    Hosted a WHO dialogue on climate & health with Dr Tedros

  • October 1, 2022


    Campaigned to phase out fossil fuels in the lead-up to COP27

  • November 1, 2022


    Presented innovative One Health approaches with FCDO

  • December 1, 2022


    Debriefed from COP27 with an expert panel

“Through our membership of AfGH we get regular opportunity to communicate directly with key government departments. It’s a great collaboration with learning and advocacy opportunities in both directions! Through this we learnt there was a mutual interest in the area of One Health and we followed up with a Policy Deep Dive session hosted by AfGH members, with invited LMIC networks and civil service staff from across departments.”

– Gabrielle Laing, SCI Foundation

Credit: Amref Health Africa / Sam Vox


Credit: Plan International

What’s Next for AfGH in 2023?

Diversifying and Expanding Our Network

In 2023, we will prioritise proactively reaching out to LMIC-based organisations, regional health networks and UK diaspora organisations, as well as increasing AfGH representation from LMIC-based staff across our existing membership.

2023 High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

We will utilise the opportunity of September’s HLM to advocate for strengthened UK political, financial and programmatic commitments to global health equity and tackling climate change.

Broadening Our Focus on Inequities to Include High-Income Countries

In line with our new strategy, we will initally focus on broadening our attention to include health inequities in the UK. This major shift in how the network operates will require scoping, a gradual step-change process, continual learning and regular review.

Credit: Malaria Consortium

“At Malaria Consortium we’ve found the opportunities to hear from AfGH and its members about plans for key dates and events has really expanded the potential for collaboration. The support AfGH has offered with some of our key campaigns, like World Malaria Day, has been one of the most valuable benefits of being part of the Comms Taskforce, helping us to amplify our content and reach a wider audience.”

– Sarah Bond, Senior Communications and Fundraising Manager – Malaria Consortium



Cameron Boyle

Senior Digital Campaigns and Media Advisor
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Katie Husselby

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Nabila Saddiq Tayub

Membership & Development Director
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Sabrina Bowen

Fundraising & Development Manager
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Melanie Scagliarini

Advocacy Manager
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Zoë Gray

Zoë Gray

Head of External Engagement, Tropical Health and Education Trust
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Médéric Engel

Students for Global Health Coordinator
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Mike Podmore

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Fiona Lawless

Health Policy Advisor, Sightsavers
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Vinny Wooding

Senior Parliamentary Advocacy Officer, RESULTS UK
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Dylan Bruce

Health Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children UK
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“We are very grateful to our members, funders and partners who have helped us grow and mobilise global health civil society over the past year. A special thank you to STOPAIDS for hosting the network and supporting the AfGH team, and to Students for Global Health who partner so closely with us.

We are also particularly grateful to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust’s Health and Climate Network for their continued support of our work.”

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