Centers of Excellence Summit
Identifying African Centers of Excllence in Health
In response to a growing global awareness of the need for local ownership and stewardship of health initiatives in Africa, Accordia conducted substantial outreach to develop a shared definition of Centers of Excellence (COE), while identifying and investigating nearly fifty of Africa’s health-focused Centers of Excellence.
2011 Centers of Excellence Summit
In September 2011, Accordia convened a Summit for the leaders of some of the most innovative and lasting of African Centers of Excellence identified through the research. The invitation-only Centers of Excellence Summit was focused on the leadership challenges of sustaining a Center of Excellence in sub-Saharan Africa given today’s challenging and dynamic global health environment. Click here to read more about the 2011 Summit.
A number of challenges faced by Centers of Excellence were identified through this initiative, as well as opportunities for more effective support of these transformative institutions in the future. To learn more about the outcomes of the 2011 Summit, click here to read African Centers of Excellence in Health: A Report from the September 2011 Summit.
2012 Centers of Excellence Summit
Building on the success of the 2011 Summit, Accordia Global Health Foundation will convene its 2012 African Centers of Excellence Summit to continue the dialog on issues of sustainability. The Summit will take a closer look at one major opportunity for growth and advancement of African Centers of Excellence in Health: the development of high-quality clinical trials/research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for more information about the 2012 Summit.