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As part of a planned succession process, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is seeking to recruit an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to take up the leadership of the Institute in September/October 2014. IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of more than 1,000, managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health, and training.
Accordia Global Health Foundation and the University of Malawi co-hosted the 2013 Summit on Child Wellness in Mangochi, Malawi from 28 to 30 October. The organizers convened experts from the University of Malawi, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Mzuzu, and many other universities from across Africa, North America, and Europe. The Summit also included senior representation from five Malawian ministries, various NGOs, and others stakeholders. The forum challenged participants to think differently about new multi-sectoral approaches to ensuring healthy, productive lives for children in resource-limited settings around the world.
On October 28-30, Accordia and the University of Malawi will co-host the 2013 Summit on Child Wellness in Mangochi, Malawi. We will convene local leaders and global experts in all aspects of pediatric health, agriculture, education, economics, technology, and the emerging science of integrated development. The sixth in the Accordia Global Health Summit Series, the forum will challenge these professionals to think differently about new multi-sectoral approaches to ensuring healthy, productive lives for children 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 at the University of Malawi. Learn More
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Executive Director Dr. Alex Coutinho was awarded the 50th independence Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to health and academic excellence in Uganda.The medal was presented by Ugandan President Museveni on 9 October 2013 in Rukungiri. Coutinho was one of 100 medal recipients to be recognized through this prestigious program, which recognizes outstanding civilians who have made a significant contribution to Uganda during its 50 years of independence.
IDI's work in improving safe deliveries was featured in an article in the Daily Monitor regarding International Safe Motherhood Day on October 17, 2013.
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