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New Non-executive Director Joins Trust

The Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Blaise Nkwenti-Azeh as a new Non-executive Director on the Board from 1st August 2004. Dr Nkwenti-Azeh has lived in Manchester since 1980 and is, in terms of length of stay, the oldest Cameroonian in Manchester. Throughout these years he has been actively involved assisting newly arriving Cameroonians, mostly students, to access health services. He has worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics, UMIST since 1994 and currently holds the post of Director of Postgraduate Studies. He is also a founding member of an Equality and Diversity Network Group which was recently set up in his university to monitor employment and encourage good practice relating to equality and diversity in the workplace. Dr Nkwenti-Azeh is currently working with the Black Health Agency on a research project funded by The Health Foundation to provide interactive electronic sexual health resources to disaffected youths in inner-city Manchester. He is appointed until 31st July 2008, receives remuneration of £5,673 per year and holds no ministerial appointments. No political activity is also declared.