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2013 Summit on Child Wellness Report Now Available

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2013 Summit on Child Wellness Report

For nearly a decade, Accordia has convened an annual leadership-level summit to explore forward-minded opportunities to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa and the world. This year, we focused on ways to improve child wellness in resource-limited settings through better integrated, multi-sectoral, and preventive approaches to children's care and development.

Dr. Faith Osier Named Winner of Fifth Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award

Accordia Global Health Foundation is pleased to name Dr. Faith Osier as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award.  An external selection committee convened by Accordia chose Dr. Osier to receive the award, from a large pool of highly qualified applicants hailing from 8 African countries.

Faith Osier, MD, PhD, is a pediatrician whose work focuses on the development of effective malaria vaccines, through the identification of targets and mechanisms underlying naturally acquired immunity.  She is currently a Clinical Research Fellow and Group Leader at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)– Centre for Geographic Medicine Research.

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Accordia's Dr. Greene is Interviewed by PBS for his Breakthrough HIV/AIDS Discovery

Watch the PBS News Special Search for a Cure

Accordia Applauds Nomination of Dr. Deborah Brix as US Global AIDS Coordinator

WASHINGTON, DC—January 10, 2014—Accordia Global Health Foundation joins many in the global health community in congratulating Dr. Deborah Brix on her nomination to be the new Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally. The nomination was announced on Jan. 9 for Dr. Brix to succeed Ambassador Eric Goosby, who left the position to return to clinical research and practice.

Accordia has had a long-standing relationship with PEPFAR, working to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. Please visit the “what we do” section of Accordia’s website to learn more about our work.

Additional information about the nomination is available in a press release from the White House.

Pfizer and Accordia Join Forces to Improve Health Services for Underserved Populations

Ten Years of Advancing Excellence in African Healthcare

Accordia's Warner C. Greene Leads Breakthrough HIV/AIDS Discovery

Gladstone Institutes to launch Phase 2 trial with existing anti-inflammatory

Infectious Diseases Institute Seeks New Executive Director

As part of a planned succession process, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is seeking to recruit a new Sande-McKinnell Chair and 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 in Kampala, Uganda 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.

Summit Advances Progress Toward Child Wellness Institute

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.

2013 Summit on Child Wellness in Malawi

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

Ugandan President Presents Award to IDI Director Coutinho

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.

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