By Lawrence Duya, Abuja-Nigeria.
As the vaccination against COVID-19 continues around the world, Afrihealth Optonet Association is to organize a symposium on COVID-19 vaccine Hesitancy on the 2nd of April 2021.
The theme of the symposium is VACCINE HESITANCY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 AND OTHER VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES-MYTHS AND REALITIES.
The keynote address is to be delivered by Dr. Fausal Shaibu, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Abuja, Nigeria. The moderator is Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, Project Director/CEO Coalition for Vaccines, Vitamins, and Immunization for All (CoVIA) and United Nations Representative, Afrihealth Optonet Association (CSOs Network)
According to Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, the
Coalition for Vaccines, Vitamins, and Immunizations for All [CoVIA] Project/
Afrihealth Optonet Association – an NGO (CSOs Network) with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC) in a statement made available to journalists today in Abuja stated that the panelists include: Dr. Dorothy Umoh, COVID-19 front line nurse, Matrix Medical Network, USA; Engr. Wilcox Onyemekeihia, Secretary of Programmers to the SSA on Youth Affairs, Cross River State, Nigeria; Prof. Bernard Seytre, Adviser on COVID-19 communication for the West African Health Organization (WAHO).
He disclosed that the meeting is via Zoom and the time is 1.00 pm West African Time.
Afrihealth Optonet Association is a community-focused civil society organization (CSO) network/think-tank of about 1000 CSOs with interests in the promotion of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and achievement/realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in the global South. AFRIHEALTH Network and its members are involved in Health (universal Health Coverage, HIV/AIDS, TB, FP/RH, and Malaria-prevention, treatment, impact, mitigation, care, and support); Vaccination/Immunisations; preventing/Controlling poverty-related Diseases; Nutrition and Food Security; Energy and Environment; and Empowerment, Gender/Women Empowerment, Good Governance, and Human Rights.
AFRIHEALTH which was incorporated in Nigeria as a not-for-profit, non-religious, and non-partisan registered trustees in 2003, uses partnerships/Collaboration (PPP); Advocacy and Mobilisation; Research/Evidence-Generation (reviews, assessment, oversight, conferences, symposia, seminars); Capacity Development/Training and Organisational strengthening; Outreaches/Community Interactions; and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) -called PARCOM strategy to achieve its objectives while focusing on rural and poor urban communities, marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations especially women , children, adolescent and elderly; and exploring the nexus/interlinkages between Health, Energy and Environment – including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation, climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems; Nutrition and Food Security, and Gender, Good Governance/Democracy, and Human Rights.
Its target beneficiaries include the poorest of the poorest, children/infants and orphans, women, youths/adolescents, vulnerable population/groups, and the elderly in rural and urban/suburban communities.
Afrihealth Optonet Association has a Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC.
By Emmanuel Daudu/Argentina
One of the apex Research institute all around the globe, a reputable university, and a path setter in the academic world, Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc., has successfully graduated the 3rd set of Students in Santa Cruz Province of Argentina South America.
The memorable graduation ceremony which took place yesterday, 27th of March 2021, at the Auditorium Hall of Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc., located at Santa Cruz Province in Argentina had in attendance men and women of timber and caliber in all works of life.
The Vice-Chancellor, Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc
H E UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu (World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor Emeritus ratified by UNESCO top up by UNN Nigeria CSER Malaysia MPRH Institute Iran WCU USA ICERE Argentina South America and others worldwide) who was ably represented by Distinguished Prof. Sir Dr. (h.c.) Luis Emilio Abad, the Official Representative of the Vice-Chancellor and Americas Grand Provost of Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc at Santa Cruz Province in Argentina, South America at the graduation ceremony, in his opening remarks applauded the graduating students for their resilience in making sure that they complete their studies.
H E UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu said his optimism is the fact that the students of Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc., are academically equipped to the brim to making him proud anywhere and anytime going by the uniqueness of what the institution has inculcated in them.
He also pointed out that the institution has immensely put in place everything possible to make sure that its products are the best researchers in the world.
One of the students, Dr. Fabián Aguirre Colman
who spoke with media men at the event expressed delight in undertaking academic pursuit with the university, noting that the university is one of the best institutions ever that has what it takes to change the academic macrocosm in the world, pointing out that he is loaded more than enough to go out there and change the world with the knowledge acquired from the University.
Thanking the management of the institution, he said, it was a rear privilege to be under the tutelage of great Professors who knows what they are doing and how to do it best.
Elucidating more, he pointed the likes of Vice-Chancellor of the institution, H E UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu (World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor Emeritus and the Official Representative of the Vice-Chancellor Crown University Int’l Chartered at Santa Cruz Province at Argentina, South America, Dist. Prof. Sir Dr. (h.c.) Luis Emilio Abad and several others.
The Vice-Chancellor, in an electronic discussion with journalists, on the graduation and
awards certificates to students of Crown University Int’l Chartered Inc ceremony in Santa Cruz Province of Argentina, H E UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu said his Argentina Representative Dist. Prof. Dr. (h.c.) Luis Emilio Abad is also the Dean Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Crown University Intl Chartered
www.crownintl.education, “Distinguished University Professor of Ophthalmology. MD, DO, MBA, PhD. (multi), Dr. H.C, FNYAM, DSc. (multi), FBQS (hon), FICP, D.Litt., FBU”.
Speaking on his qualifications, “Prof. Sir Dr. (h.c.) Luis Emilio Abad is a creator of devises and systems for ophthalmic surgery and intraocular microimplant for degenerative diseases of the retina – International Patents in Europe and USA, Director and Vitreoretinal Consultant at Oftalmo Abad, Clínica de Ojos, Santa Cruz, Argentina, Ambassador at UNESCO for Argentina, Medical Doctor (MD), Cordoba National University, Córdoba, Argentina, Ophthalmology Diploma (DO), Council Doctors of Santa Cruz, Argentina and Argentine Society of Ophthalmology, Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Genetics and Cell Biology, Bircham International University, Spain, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Medical Institutions, Bircham International University, Spain, Honorary Distinction “Magna Cum Laude”, (doctoral thesis), Bircham International University, Spain, Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.h.c.) contribution to the knowledge and to the scientific research in Ophthalmology, Bircham International University, Madrid, Spain, Philosophy Doctor (PhD.) as researcher, International Philosophical Institute, India, Doctor of Sciences (DSc.) in Ophthalmology “ad eundem” (education and practice in Ophthalmology), Ballsbridge University, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, Doctor of Sciences (DSc.) as Boitech researcher, Research Training & Treatment Institute, Jodhpur, India, Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) in Medical Research, Maha Sastra University, Sastra Angkor Institute, The Kingdom of Cambodia, Associate Fellow at New York Academy of Medicine, NY, USA, Golden Medal of Excellence “International Health Professional of the Year -2012” (scientifics research), International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, International Award, Marquis Who’s Who in America (scientific publications), New York, USA, Honorary Fellow, Institute the Chartered Professionals (optics researcher), Ireland, UK, Honourable Global Member Council of the Board of Quality Standards, Ireland, UK, Board of Research Advisor at Sastra Angkor University, The Kingdom of Cambodia, Academic Representative in Argentina and worldwide, California University FCE, California, USA, President, International Research Group, Abad Eye Research, Ballsbridge University, Distinguished University Professor and Dean of Ophthalmology at Ballsbridge University, Roseau, Dominica and Republic of Ghana, and that he has Published more than eighty articles in scientific journals, Author of nine books of Ophthalmology”.
Giving a list of editorial Board Member, he said, ” Ophthalmology & Visual System, MI, USA, Annals of Medical & Surgical Case Reports (AMSCR), Melbourne, Australia, World Journal of Ophthalmology & Vision Research (WJOVR), CA, USA, Enliven Archive – research, Dover, USA, Editorial of Ophthalmology, Scientific Federation, CA, USA, Consultant in Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System, Journal, Oklahoma, USA, Open Access Journal of Ophthalmology (OAJO), MI, USA, Consultant Emerit in Medical Journal ECRONICON, Scotland, UK, Consultant at American Journal of Ophthalmology, FL. USA, Consultant International Journal of Ophthalmology Association, Yemen, Editor International Journal of Theaa Laboratories, Seville, Spain, Creator and Director of magazine “Retinology” OM Laboratories, Lisbon, Portugal, Consultant for Ophthalmological articles in Journal “To Grow”, Lisbon, Portugal”, as he finally said the research Interest fields of Prof. Dr. (h.c.) Luis Emilio Abad is Eye Biotechnology and Ocular Nanomedicine Stem Cells.
Finally, H E UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu appreciated the effort of His Official Representative who also serves as Americas Grand Provost and Rector with other management teams in making sure that the event was a huge successs.