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Events

Below is a list of current and past events. Each of these events were designed to help Accordia achieve our goal of building a healthy Africa. If you would like to host a fundraiser to benefit Accordia, please call +1.866.451.2001 or e-mail infoATaccordiafoundation.org .

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Malawi Summit on Child Wellness

October 28-30, Mangochi, Malawi, Accordia Global Health Foundation and the University of Malawi will co-host the Malawi Summit on Child Wellness , convening local leaders and global experts in all aspects of pediatric health and related disciplines. We are challenging them to think differently about new preventive and multi-sectoral approaches to ensuring healthy, productive lives for children born in resource-limited settings around the world. Output and insights from the summit’s deliberations will inform our shared vision and strategic plan for Accordia’s proposed International Center for Child Wellness in Malawi. Click here for more information.

2012 Celebration of Partnership: Bold Vision, Committed Partners

October 16, 2012, San Francisco Accordia Global Health Foundation hosted an exclusive group of private and public sector representatives and individual supporters for the 2012 Celebration of Partnership at the official residence of the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco. Click here for more information.

2012 AIDS Film Festival A Day of International Film Screenings

July 25, 2012, Washington D.C.–We were a proud sponsor of the 2012 AIDS Film Festival, which featured four international films depicting the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the Carnegie Library Theater in Mt. Vernon Square. For more information, download the festival flyer.

IDCAP Policy Forum

April 30, 2012, Washington DC–Accordia hosted a policy forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, featuring an in-depth discussion about strengthening human resources for health in Africa, based on Accordia's Integrated Infectious Diseases Capacity Building Evaluation (IDCAP). Panelists included Ms. Lois Quam, Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, and Mr. Maurice Middleberg. Click here for more information.

A Special Evening in Charleston

March 15, 2012, Charleston, SC–Ashley Hall Senior and HIV/AIDS advocate, Isabelle Luzuriaga, raised awareness about the global HIV epidemic at a special event at Peninsula Grill and through presentations at local Charleston high schools.

Eye on the Future Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament

March 17-19, 2012, Tampa, FL– Accordia supporters gathered at Sheila Johnson's Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort for the PGA Transitions Championship to watch golf and discuss Accordia's work in Malawi.

San Francisco Dinner and Auction

November 10, 2011, San Francisco–Fang and Gary Bridge, Kathy and Bob Burke, and Suzanne Sande Mrlik and Richard Mrlik hosted guests for unique burger creations by Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller, a Pre-Holiday Live Auction, and special guest appearances as we join Accordia Global Health Foundation in celebrating a vibrant, healthy Africa! Click here to read more

2011 Celebration of Partnership

October 11, 2011, Washington, DC–Accordia Global Health Foundation presented its annual Celebration of Partnership, which included a congressional roundtable on public private partnerships, followed by a private reception at the residence of His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, and Mrs. Sophie L’Hélias-Delattre. Click here to read more

2011 Center of Excellence Summit

September 2011, Kampala Uganda–Accordia’s 2011 Summit in September convened the leaders of 18 of the most successful Centers of Excellence from 12 African countries, and provided an unprecedented opportunity to reflect on their diverse operating models and business plans for sustainability.  Summit participants were asked to share their own insights on important institutional topics like Core Funding, Programmatic Focus, and Leadership Development; and candidly exchanged insights, shared lessons learned, and discussed future challenges to the continued success and growth of their Centers. Click here to read more

Second Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award Ceremony and Lecture

May 25-26, 2011, Kampala, Uganda–The second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership award recipient was honored during the NIH-sponsored 2011 Sub-Saharan Africa-Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Conference. Click here to read more

Thrive Hosted by Nancy Brady

December 10, 2010, Washington, DC–Nancy Brady, sister of New England Patriot's star quarterback Tom Brady, helped raise over $250,000 at a holiday fundraiser for Accordia Global Health Foundation on Tuesday, December 7, at the critically-acclaimed L'Espalier Restaurant in Boston. Nancy, a member of Accordia's International Council, spent six months at Accordia's flagship program, the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda, as part of a Pfizer Global Health Fellowship. Contributions from guests and other supporters, auction proceeds, and matching gifts from Accordia board members made up the total raised. Click here to read more.

2010 Celebration of Partnership

September 14, 2010, Washington, DC–Accordia Global Health Foundation held its annual Celebration of Partnership in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill. This year’s event focused on the opportunities and challenges of building a strong network of African medical schools—locally-owned and locally-managed institutions with the long-term capacity to achieve better health outcomes for Africa. Click here to read more

Release Event: Return on Investment

July 27, 2010, Washington, DC–Accordia Global Health Foundation released a new report, titled Return on Investment: The Long-Term Impact of Building Healthcare Capacity in Africa, which was informed by the 2010 Infectious Diseases Summit. The event featured remarks by several of the report’s authors, as well as a response by Dr. Jeff Sturchio, Joan Holloway, Dr. Estelle Quain, and Jacob Gayle. Click here to read more

2010 Infectious Diseases Summit

April 15-16, 2010, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania–Accordia Global Health Foundation, in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) of Makerere University and the Fogarty International Center at the US National Institutes of Health, hosted Accordia’s Third Annual Infectious Diseases Summit.The theme of the 2010 Summit was Return on Investment: Building Healthcare Capacity in Africa and focused on generating new ways to frame how we define impact and translate the global call to action as it relates to long-term capacity building programs by sharing best practices and providing a dynamic forum for innovative thinking. Click here to read more

First Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award Ceremony and Lecture

April 14, 2010, Kampala, Uganda–The first Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award was given to Professor W.D. Francois Venter, who helped develop South Africa’s HIV program in numerous capacities. After accepting the award, Professor Venter gave a lecture on “Developing a Coherent Approach to HIV in Africa.” Click here to read more

2009 Celebration of Partnership

November 17, 2009, New York, NY–Accordia’s2009 Celebration of Partnership symposium and gala reception honored NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci for his health leadership, and featured presentations by Gapminder, IDI’s Dr. Andrew Kambugu, Ambassador Mark Dybul, and Dr. Julie Gerberding. Click here to read more

Release Event: Building Healthcare Leadership in Africa

June 18, 2009, Washington, DC–With contributions from noted experts on leadership development and strengthening African healthcare systems, and informed by the presentations and discussions that took place at Accordia’s 2009 Infectious Diseases Summit, Building Healthcare Leadership in Africa: A Call to Action considers the opportunities and challenges inherent in building healthcare leadership in Africa at the individual, institutional, and network levels. Click here to read more

2009 Infectious Diseases Summit

April 20-22, 2009, Kampala, Uganda–Accordia Global Health Foundation and the Infectious Diseases Institute co-hosted the second annual Accordia Infectious Diseases Summit. With a theme of “Building Healthcare Leadership in Africa,” the 2009 Summit focused on ways to build a strong and sustainable African healthcare leadership infrastructure. Click here to read more

2008 Infectious Diseases Summit

March 13-14, 2008, Washington, DC–The 2008 Infectious Diseases Summit focused on the practical and operational aspects of Capacity Building for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases—this includes the activities that strengthen the knowledge, abilities, skills and behavior of individuals and improve institutional processes and management structures. Click here to read more