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Rev Charles Kwaku-Odoi DL BSc MSc

Nominated Governor - (Caribbean and African Health Network - CAHN)

Nominated Governor for Inclusive Community Groups

Rev Charles is the Chief Officer of the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) and a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of the county of Greater Manchester. He sits on local and national governance boards including Macc (Manchester Community Central), Faith Network for Manchester, SAGE Ethnicity Subgroup, Greater Manchester Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Leadership Group, Coalition of Race Equality (CORE) Organisations.

Charles works to bring equity and fairness across a range of important health and wellbeing issues for people of the Caribbean and African Diaspora. He is involved in work that influences the research, policy and practice agenda at local, regional and national levels. His special interest includes Blood and Organ Donation, civic and democratic participation, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), HIV, Domestic Violence, Modern Slavery, Hate Crime, and Forced Marriage.

Charles is a member of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for HIV and also a member of the HIV Prevention England Steering Group. He is passionate about engaging African faith leaders especially Pastors and organising health events such as HIV testing and Organ Donor recruitment in churches on Sundays.

Nominated:                         September 2018 (1st term)

Re-Nominated:                  September 2021 (2nd term)

Term of Office:                   3 Years – ending at 2024 Annual Members’ Meeting