At EATAN we are passionately committed to the principles of equality and diversity and aim to ensure that all African Europeans living with HIV, viral Hepatitis or any other communicable or chronic conditions are offered an equitable access to information, treatment options, culturally aware healthcare practitioners, peer support activities; and are empowered to express their particular needs, and to have these needs fulfilled. Furthermore we are unswerving in our mission to diminish the societal stigma and discrimination that is frequently associated with communicable and chronic health conditions; which impedes access to testing, treatment adherence, monitoring, support, and consequently impairs quality of life and well-being.
We understand that ‘African’ encompasses a myriad of ethnicities, religions, languages, cultures and attitudes, as well as genders, ages and sexual orientations. Therefore while undertaking our mission to promote the health and social care outcomes of African Europeans we aim to take into consideration what it means to be an African, along with the intricate needs of the various demographic groups and to reflect these requirements in our policies and practices.
As an organisation, EATAN is dedicated to extending our policy of equal opportunity to our staff, volunteers and members. We respect and value the contribution of all people who share our mission to enrich the quality of life and well-being of African Europeans who are living with a communicable or chronic illness; while we encourage the perspectives and input of a diverse range of individuals and groups of various races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, health statuses, backgrounds and skills.