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Ambassador Eric Goosby Joins Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2014 – Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and current Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected to the Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors.

“I am delighted to welcome Ambassador Goosby to our board of directors,” said Hank McKinnell, Chair of the Board of Directors for Accordia Global Health Foundation. “He brings a valuable perspective having spearheaded a global effort to manage the scaling up of sustainable HIV/AIDS treatment capacity which has impacted millions. Our board is looking forward to benefitting from Ambassador Goosby’s vast experience particularly his successful efforts building public private partnership opportunities as we move forward to expand our network of centers of excellence in Africa.”

Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

On Monday, April 21, 2014, Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD,  Executive Chair of Accordia Global Health Foundation and Founding Director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology was elected to the celebrated American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Founded, in 1780, the Academy’s purpose is "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people."

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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.

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

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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.

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Infectious Diseases Institute Seeks New Executive Director

Background 
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.

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