Invitation to the 2024 World Cancer Day Awareness and Mobilization Campaign, 5 February 2024 (Virtual Event)

29 January, 2024

*A F R I H E A L T H O P T O N E T A S S O C I A T I O N (A H O A)*

*Invitation to the 2024 World Cancer Day Awareness and Mobilization Campaign, 5 February 2024 (Virtual Event) *

On behalf of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA), the Chairperson *H.E. Dr. Thokozona Khupe,* PhD, former

Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe; and Co-chairperson *H.E. Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, *OON, former Minister of Health of Nigeria; invite you to

the *2024 World Cancer Day Awareness and Mobilization Campaign *being organized by Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA), in association with the

Society for Conservation and Sustainability of Energy and Environment in Nigeria (SOCSEEN), and the Dr Uzo Adirieje Foundation (DUZAFOUND).

Under the distinguished Chairmanship of *H.E. Prof. Adenike Grange*; Former Honourable Minister of Health, Nigeria

Welcome Address by *H.E. Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, *OON; Former Honourable Minister of Health, Nigeria

Keynote Address/Special Guest of Honour: *H.E. Prof. M. Ali Pate, *CON*;*

Coordinating Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Nigeria


*Closing the Persisting Knowledge and Care Gaps in Cancer Control *

*Subtopics/Panel Sessions and Country Case Reports:*

1. Closing the Knowledge Gap in Cancer Control (Malawi, Uganda, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, etc.)

2. Closing the Care Gap in Cancer Control (Nigeria. Kenya, Ethiopia, etc.)

3. What else needs to be done in Cancer Control (Zambia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, etc.)

Registration Link:

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

When: Feb 5, 2024 02:00 PM – 5:00 PM West Central Africa


The Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) is a global membership Network

and Think-tank uniquely composed of both civil society and

community-focused organizations. By harnessing the experience, resources,

and reach of its more than 2,300 duly registered Member/Partner

organizations from 106 (One Hundred and Six) countries, and the input of

the experts and stakeholders among its 38,000 plus members Google Group,

AHOA has become a third-sector global player, partner, project/programme

developer, implementer, monitor and reporter on the pulse and state of the

civil society and rural/poor urban communities from all the continents; in

all issues relating to better health-for-all and sustainable development,

and the measures needed to achieve and safeguard them.

As a Networking Organization, AHOA promotes sustainable citizen

participation (SCP) to address, prevent and mitigate disasters, wars,

escalation of weapons, global warming, famine, water shortage, floods,

epidemics/pandemics, diseases, poverty, capacity challenges, food security,

radioactive contamination, electromagnetic field (EMF) risks to life, cyber

risks, economics, governance, gender-based violence (GBV), violence against

women and girls (VAWG), and cross-generational resource challenges.

As a Non-State actor representing, working with, and reaching target

populations in 106 (One Hundred and Six) countries across all the

continents, AHOA is therefore well-positioned and available to Governments,

Development Partners, Agencies, Institutions, Professional Bodies and

Organizations in reaching (and defining/finetuning) their objectives,

advancing their work and achieving their target/mandates.

AHOA’s position as a global CSO network and Think-tank has continued to

give thousands of CSOs, non-profits, and non-state actors, the needed

platform to voice, network, capacitate and flourish. The AHOA Movement and

its members/partners are committed and involved in the promotion of

Development Work, Sustainable Development including the SDGs, and Health -

as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.

AHOA uses partnership/collaboration, advocacy, communication,

research/evidence-generation, capacity development, outreaches, monitoring,

and evaluation (M&E) as strategies; to benefit rural and poor urban

dwellers, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged populations of women,

children, youth, adolescents, people with disability, orphans, widows,

victims of disasters, homeless/destitute, and elderly.

The AHOA Network explores the nexus between Health – UHC, PHC, HIV/AIDS,

TB, Malaria, NTDs, NCDs, Vaccines, and COVID-19; Energy and Environment -

biodiversity, environment, ecosystems, renewable energy, energy efficiency,

conservation, and climate change; Nutrition/micronutrients and Food

Security; Gender, Democracy, Good Governance, and Human Rights.

To promote equity in participation, AHOA does not demand any compulsory

financial/material commitment from organizations/entities to become

members. Intending members are only required to complete a

membership/partnership form, and an institutional capacity needs assessment

form. Members/Partners do not pay registration/membership fees, dues or

levies. To sustain the organization, members/partners and stakeholders

willingly make voluntary donations, and serve/participate voluntarily in

the activities of the Network, from time to time. AHOA is also entitled to

receive/benefit from grants, endowments, waivers, subventions, awards,

bursaries, contributions, donations, etc. from within and outside the


AHOA is in Consultative Status at UN ECOSOC, and an Accredited Observer

status at the UNEP/UNEA.

*Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, *CMC, CMTF, FIMC, FIMS, FNAE, FASI, FSEE, FAHOA

*Health Economist; Certified Evaluation and Projects/Programmes Management

Consultant; Conferences and Workshops Organizing Expert; Researcher;

Health/Development, Climate Change/Biodiversity and Human Rights Advocate;

Facilitator/Trainer; Blogger; Writer/Columnist *

CEO & Main Representative to the United Nations,

*Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA)* - *CSOs Global Movement and

Think-tank for Health and Development *

(Winner of the SDG 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing Champion Award);

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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.