Navigation Links
Accordia Global Health Foundation Receives $12.5 Million Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Research Will Help Mid-Level Health Providers Respond to Infectious Disease Epidemics in Africa

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Accordia Global Health Foundation, formerly the Academic Alliance Foundation, has received a $12.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a landmark study to identify the most effective and cost-efficient way to prepare healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa to treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The study results could have an enormous impact on the way doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals across the continent are trained.

"The grant enables Accordia to further refine our model of best practices in healthcare education, building on our years of experience training health professionals in Africa," said Dr. Warner Greene, Accordia President. "The research will determine which specific approaches to infectious disease training have the greatest impact on the overall healthcare system, and could change how millions of dollars are being spent globally."

"Accordia's research will help inform donors and countries about the most effective education and training models for mid-level health care providers in Africa," said Kathy Cahill, Deputy Director of Integrated Health Solutions Development at the Gates Foundation.

In Africa, clinical officers, nurses, and other mid-level practitioners outnumber doctors by 6:1. Training mid-level practitioners to perform tasks conventionally assigned to doctors could play a vital role in helping sorely strained health workforces in resource-limited settings better address the needs of their patients.

The three year study will take place at 32 sites throughout Uganda, and evaluate the impact of the new training program on clinical behavior and patient health. It will also test whether or not the incremental impact of on-site support services relative to classroom training alone can be cost-effective.

Accordia has taken a leadership role in developing a comprehensive approach to fighting infectious disease in Africa. Accordia's strategy is to invest in African healthcare systems to address today's need to fight HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and to prepare a new generation of African healthcare leaders for tomorrow's challenges. In 2004, Accordia established the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) within Makerere University as the preeminent center in sub-Saharan Africa for infectious disease training, treatment and research.

For more information please visit

SOURCE Accordia Global Health Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Accordia Global Health Foundation Convenes Inaugural Infectious Diseases Summit
2. Global Ride Tours Best 12 Cities for SPINNING(R) or Indoor Cycling
3. Purdue Pharma L.P. Announces a Global Strategic Alliance With Infinity Pharmaceuticals to Advance Discovery and Development Programs in Oncology and Neuropathic Pain
4. Video: PowerBar Unveils New Global Website Connecting Sports Communities
5. Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health
6. Affordable medicine plan goes global
7. BELLUS Health Announces Stock Listing Transfer from NASDAQ Global Market to NASDAQ Capital Market
8. Eyeglass Dispensary and Contact Lens Now Available at Global Laser Vision
9. Bionovo to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Global Investment Conference
10. Gencor Pacific Group Picks Up Frost & Sullivan Global Appetite Suppressant and Satiety Ingredients Product Innovation of the Year Award
11. Jonathan Jacobson Appointed General Manager, Global Business Strategies & Operations, Menicon Co., Ltd.
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Brillouin Energy ... Brillouin is the developer of renewable energy technologies capable of producing commercially useful ... announced today that its WET™ and HHT™ Boiler System reactor core modules were ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... the United States to support their local poison centers through donations on Tuesday, ... #GivingTuesday: calls it “a day that inspires people to collaborate in improving ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... Aided by seed funding from the Ron Foley Foundation, researchers at ... into how to detect and treat pancreatic cancer (PC). , WCHN researchers will ... molecules (ncRNA), genetic material that is present in the blood of patients with PC. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Willey , has answered a new calling – to relieve snoring and sleep apnea for ... and sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy. He is one of a number ... of four in the Illinois area. , Dr. Willey’s location is at 11825 ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will ... generosity of people around the world. On December 1, supporters can make an online ... share the personal stories behind those gifts. , Just as Black Friday and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 Teledyne DALSA , a Teledyne Technologies ... will introduce its CMOS X-Ray detector for mammography ... to December 3, at McCormick Place in Chicago ... and interventional imaging will be on display in the South ... advanced CMOS X-Ray detectors is the industry benchmark for high ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... Oppenheimer 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 8, in ... Susie Lisa , vice president, Investor Relations, will participate ... beginning at approximately 8:35 a.m. ET. --> ... in a 30-minute question-and-answer session with the host analyst ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... November 24, 2015   ... dietician deliver s advice and insights on ... More than 50% of Dubai ... healthy according to the DHA   femMED launches comprehensive solutions ...    Dubai residents are not consuming enough to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: