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Mr. Joshua Odongo

Joshua Odongo Oron is a dynamic, talented and skilled leader. He is both an innovative and visionary leader, rich in original ideas, which he then develops into viable and sustainable projects. He has wide experience in business management having been at the helm of Port Florence Community group of Hospitals which has been providing medical care to the communities for the last 20 years. He is also the director of Widows and Orphans International (UK), Omega Foundation (Kisumu) and Hope for Victoria Children (Kisumu).

Joshua is a key informant on strategy and practices among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. He served as a member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS and the Department of Health Funding Committees on HIV prevention care and treatment. He chaired several fringe special HIV/AIDS meetings; co-chairing with serving Ministers at each Party’s (Labour and Conservatives) conferences.  He was appointed as a member of the UK Department of Health’s National Sexual Health and HIV Strategy Integrated Steering Group. He served concurrently as a key expert member on HIV issues for BME and Health Promotion Steering Groups. The BME communities featured prominently in Joshua’s entire advocacy where he distinguished himself as an influential voice and insightful window of understanding of the unique experiences of the BME communities.  He was instrumental to the adoption of policy actions that incorporate asylum seekers in the continuum of care within the Regional HIV prevention strategies in the UK. For several years, he was a member of the EU HIV/AIDS Partnerate Steering Committee coordinating HIV/AIDS activities between five EU member Countries.

Joshua’s is passionate for the health and welfare of the vulnerable and marginalized. He has served as a Trustee of SACOMA and Funding Committee member of several UK charities including CRUSAID, EJAF, THT, and NAT amongst others.

His involvement in primary health care initiatives in developing countries has equally equipped him with vast knowledge of basic primary healthcare, mortality and morbidity.  His involvement in HIV and sexual health promotion and reproductive health both in the UK and Africa has enabled him gain extensive knowledge and experience of the clinical, social, ethical, cultural and political issues surrounding general healthcare theory and practices.