Dr. Uzodinma ADIRIEJE

Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje is an international consultant, resource person/facilitator, projects/programs manager, community leader, negotiator, advocate and author/writer/columnist based in Nigeria; with 22 years hands-on experience in Health, Environment & Development issues. He’s a civil society/private-sector activist, working with Governments, Multi-lateral and United Nations Agencies, Development Partners, local/international NGOs/CBOs/FBOs at National, State, Local Government and Community/Ward levels, and managing donor funds. A World Bank-trained Health Economist, Health Systems and Organizational Development specialist, his major subjects of interest include HIV/AIDS/TB, MDGs, Primary Health Care; conferences/meetings/workshops, blindness and nutritional problems; Health Sector Reforms; Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Health Promotion, Healthcare Financing/Insurance and Peace-building. He publishes in his blog at http://uzodinma-adirieje.blogspot.com, e-forums, online, journals and newspapers, and consults for UNAIDS, UNDP, ILO and National Agency for the Control of AIDS. He’s CEO of Health Systems & Projects Consultants Ltd, and Executive Director of Afrihealth Optonet Association. He was at-various-times Administrative Secretary/Head of Management, National Programs Coordinator, and Director Planning and Development in Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria [CiSHAN]. Under him, CiSHAN concluded the implementation of Global Fund Round 9 [GFR9] HIV/AIDS Home-Based Care as a sub-recipient, commenced the implementation of GFR8 Health [Community] Systems Strengthening grant, and successfully became a Principal Recipient of GFR9 grant. Prior to coming to CiSHAN, he was the Head of Secretariat, Nigeria National Health Conferences (NHCs) during 2006-2009 and National Conference on Adequate Infant Nutrition in 2009; Programs Manager, Advocacy & Communications at Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON), 2005-9; Program Manager, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, 2005. Uzo has been a consultant to UNAIDS, UNDP, ILO and Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on ‘Public Private Partnership (PPP) and HIV/AIDS’. He’s Chairman of Parish Action Committee on AIDS (PACA) of the St. Martin’s Catholic Church Lugbe Abuja.

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