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Accordia Global Health Foundation Calls for Greater Investment to Build African Healthcare Leadership
Date:6/18/2009

s, institutions, and the networks that connect them, bringing together expertise from around the region and globe to drive fundamental change. This includes essential investment in leading African medical schools and regional Centers of Excellence that will build lasting institutional knowledge, as well as teach and nurture the next generation of health leaders.

The report is informed by the 2009 Infectious Diseases Summit, held in Kampala, Uganda in April, which brought together leading physicians, researchers, government officials, and non-profit organizations from around the world to discuss the need for healthcare leadership. The Summit produced a Call to Action that lays out roles for individuals, institutions, and the global community to play in advancing African healthcare leadership; it is included in the report.

Contributing authors to the report include Joseph Dwyer, Director of the Management and Leadership Program at Management Sciences for Health; Dr. Peter Ngatia, Director, Capacity Building for the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF); Dr. Nelson Sewankambo, Principal of Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda; Theresa Riddle, Managing Director, The Crossland Group, Ltd.; and Kelly Willis, Senior Vice President, Program Development, Accordia Global Health Foundation. Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, authored the report’s foreword.

Building Healthcare Leadership in Africa: A Call to Action will be released at an event in Washington, D.C. at 3 p.m today. Electronic copies of the report are available at http://www.accordiafoundation.org/news-events/publications/reports/index.html

Accordia Global Health Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) global health organization building Africa’s capacity
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