Invitation to 2022 World Malaria Day conference: advance equity, build resilience, end malaria - your effort counts

23 April, 2022


Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) is a community-focused CSOs network/think-tank of about 1000 organizations in the global South for the promotion of Development Work, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Health - a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being; using partnership/collaboration, advocacy, research/evidence-generation, capacity development, outreaches, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as strategies; for the major benefits of rural and poor urban dwellers, marginalized, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations of women, children, adolescents, disabled, orphans and elderly; while exploring the nexus between Health - PHC, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, NCDs, Vaccines and COVID-19; Energy and Environment - renewable energy, ecosystems, biodiversity, energy efficiency and climate change (REEBEECC); Nutrition including micronutirents and Food Security; Gender, Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights. AHOA has Consultative Status at United Nations ECOSOC.

AHOA and its partners are engaged in taking actions and speaking out about Malaria; worried about the persisting dangerous consequences of its continuous endemicity, morbidities and mortalities especially in Africa where 95% of global malaria cases and 96% of global malaria deaths occurred in 2020 of which 31.9% of the deaths occurred in Nigeria alone[1]; the efforts towards malaria elimination/eradication; and why this MUST be everyone's business at all times, in all environments/places and at all levels until eradication is achieved.

Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) CSOs Network invites you and your colleagues/organization to the 2022 World Malaria Day conference:


When: Apr 28, 2022 02:00 PM West Central Africa

Keynote address: Dr. Perpetual Uhomoihbi; National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Opening statement: Dr. Diwe Ekweremadu; Chairman, National World Malaria Day Committee (NWMDC) Nigeria.

Conference Moderator: Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje; CEO, Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA); former Chairman, NWMDC Nigeria.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje

Lead Consultant, Health Systems and Projects Consultants Ltd

Site Coordinator; University of Washington’s online course, Nigeria Abuja Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA)

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[1] WHO (2021). Malaria <>

HIFA profile: Uzodinma Adirieje is a Health and Development Systems Strengthening and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, Writer/Columnist, Health Economist, Health & Environment/Energy/Climate Development Advocate, Fed. Govt Accredited Management Trainer/Facilitator, Evaluator & Certified Management Consultant. He is CEO & UN/ECOSOC Representative of Afrihealth Optonet Association - a 22-years old civil society network/coalition of about 600 member-organizations in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Haiti, Malawi and Uganda with focus on Health, Energy/Environment, Nutrition/Food Security, and Gender/Good Governance/Human Rights using Partnerships, Advocacy, Research, Capacity Dev't, Outreaches, Monitoing & Evaluation (M&E). Among other professional services, he’s also the Chairman, Civil Society Organizations Strategy Group on Sustainable Dev’t Goals (CSOSG-SDGs) in Nigeria; Country Group Lead, Civil Society Consultations on 2020 Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the SDGs, Nigeria; Executive Secretary, Nigeria Universal Health Coverage Actions Network (NUHCAN); National President, Nigerian Association of Evaluators (NAE); Member, National Core Working Group on 2020 Voluntary National Review (CWG-VNR), Nigeria; President, Society for Conservation and Sustainability of Energy and Environment in Nigeria (SOCSEEN). He was roject Director of the UNDEF-funded Project which promoted the SDGs in 81 Niger Delta communities (2017-2018) and Chairman, national World Malaria Day Committee 2019 in Nigeria.