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Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, the CEO and Global Coordinator, Afrihealth Optonet Association [CSOs Network] – with consultative status at UN ECOSOC, has said that Afrihealth Optonet Association is set to stage a workshop on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, come Feb. 12, 2021.

Dr. Adirieje disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, Nigeria, yesterday 8 Feb.2021 in a statement he signed.

He said the theme of the workshop is: “Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on HIV/AIDS Response”.

Speaking on the time, he disclosed that it would be on Friday, 2021, at 12:00 PM West Central Africa.

Early, emphasizing on the anchor organization, he said, Afrihealth Optonet Association is a civil society network and think-tank of about 600 (Six Hundred) organizations across Africa, the Caribbean, and global South for Systems Strengthening in Health [including HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria]; Energy, Climate Change and Environment; Nutrition and Food Security; and Gender, Good Governance, Democracy, Human Security, Rights, and Dignity; Human Capital Development; promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“AFRIHEALTH is committed to the propagation of ‘Health’ as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being through Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and health systems strengthening, especially in the areas of the SDGs, diseases prevention, provision of care and impact mitigations using partnerships, advocacy, research/evidence-generation, capacity development, outreaches, and monitoring and evaluation as strategies; focusing on rural and poor urban communities, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations; and exploring the interlinkages between Health, Energy and Environment, Nutrition and Food Security, and Gender, Good Governance and Human Rights. AFRIHEALTH promoted the establishment of the Nigeria UHC Advocacy Group (NUHCAG) and is a member of the Health Care Financing and Investments Technical Working Group (TWG) for UHC at the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria. It is a member of Women-Major-Groups, NGO-Major-Groups ,and Together-2030. Afrihealth has a Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC, and had successfully implemented the ‘Sustainable Citizens Participation in Nigeria’s Niger Delta’ Project on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund during 2017-2018. It also participated in the ‘Roll-out of the Malaria Matchbox Equity Assessment among Internally Displaced Persons/Women and Refugees in Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states, 2020’, funded by the Global Fund; among others”.

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