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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Daily SUN Newspaper, Nigeria

Nigeria’s elusive peace and the looming refugee crisis

Daily SUN Newspaper, Nigeria

Nigeria’s elusive peace and the looming refugee crisis

Daily SUN Newspaper, Nigeria

Democracy and the right to health

Daily SUN Newspaper, Nigeria

Making peace possible and workable