Striving for Excellence & Equality in Healthcare for Black Communities
One Voice Network (OVN) aims to drive health equality and improve outcomes for black communities in the UK and particularly those affected by the HIV epidemic. The network provides clear vision and strategic leadership and a unique platform for black communities to play a more active role in HIV policy and practice.
To end new HIV transmissions and to stop late diagnosis among Black communities, especially among Black Africans and Black Caribbeans in the UK.
To empower, support and amplify the voices of Black people affected by HIV in the UK to have healthy and fulfilled lives.
To provide a mechanism for the voices and views of Black people to shape the health and care services that are intended for them.
Our work and approach is led and informed by Black communities. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.
We are transparent and accountable to our communities, our partners and our funders.
We work to build partnerships across and beyond the sector because we know that to reach our goals, we can only do it together.
Our organisation is founded on the principle of equality and fairness and we will strive to operate according to these values at all times. All members shall have equal rights in the running of the Network and we shall always act in accordance with our constitution.
We strive for quality in everything we do. We seek to be informed by the best available evidence and the lived experiences of our community members across the UK.
We persevere until we achieve the changes we wish to see.
Deryck Browne | OVN Chair
One Voice Network Chair | Deryck Browne
Deryck Browne is the CEO of African health Policy Network, a national charity working with and for UK African descent communities on HIV, health and well-being issues. Before taking up this role Deryck worked in the field of Forensic Behavioural Science where he released several publications on issues of race and mental health. He worked closely with Lord Bradley’s 2013 Commission into BAME communities, mental health and the criminal justice system.
One Voice Network Vice-Chair | Jide Macaulay
Reverend Jide Macaulay is the founding Pastor and CEO of House Of Rainbow CIC. Openly gay British-Nigerian born in London, a Christian minister since 1998, a dynamic and an inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher, HIV Positive Activist, holds a degree in Law, masters degree in Theology and Post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology.
Jide Macaulay | OVN Vice-Chair