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Dr. Benjamin Odeka

Director/ Chief Executive and Founder
- MBBS DCH MA (health care Law) FRCP (L) FRCPCH
Dr Benjamin Egware Odeka MBBS DCH MA (health care Law) FRCP (L) FRCPCH – Chief executive and founder of LHCHF a Consultant in paediatric medicine, paediatric gastroenterology, medical educator, researcher, medical manager and expert in medico-legal paediatrics. His practice of paediatric clinical medicine and management earned him clinical excellence award in the national health service of United Kingdom.


Born in Nigeria and graduated from the College of medicine of the University of Ibadan in 1980. Studied post graduate paediatrics in England and Scotland and has continued to practise clinical and research paediatrics to date. Studied for his Masters Degree in Health Care Law from Salford in 2010 to enhance good practice of safeguarding children’s rights and also the regulation of health practitioners. A diplomate of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow 1986, Member Royal College of

Physicians1987, Fellow Royal College of Paediatrics and child health 1994, and Fellow of Royal College of Physicians London 1996. Was an Honorary Senior Lecturer of the University of Manchester and an examiner to the Manchester University Medical School. An examiner in paediatrics at the Royale College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Has been a research lead for paediatrics and been involved in many research projects, published and reviewed peer journals. He has held senior medical management positions in the health sector. Worked as RCPCH tutor for 2 years, Clinical director for children’s services for 10 years, and medical director for women and children’s service at the Pennine acute trust for 4years. Engaged in the promotion of the quality of child health in clinical research, education with assessment and management of resources. As an advocate for quality and best practice, he has continued to work for the General medical council UK as a performance assessor and also work for the Care quality commission of the UK – inspecting quality/standard of paediatrics provisions in hospitals in the UK.(Professional and clinical advisor) In his desire to provide and promote best practice in paediatrics and honour the memory of his mother Lady Helen Emiatse Odeka, he decided to establish this foundation to avail children in Nigeria the opportunity of receiving good and evidenced-based care irrespective of their financial standing in the society. This he believes will help to address the challenges encountered by the majority of children in getting consistent and adequate health care support.