Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Celebration of Partnership honored Gilead Sciences in San Francisco at the official residence of the Consul General of Japan, Hiroshi Inomata, on October 16th. On behalf of Gilead Foundation, its President Howard Jaffe accepted Accordia’s Global Health Leadership Award for Gilead’s leadership in improving access to HIV medicines in the developing world, advancing HIV prevention, and building the next generation of African scientists and researchers. The award was presented by Dr. Mohammed Lamorde, a researcher at the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda, and a past recipient of a Gilead Infectious Disease Scholarship.
Scenes from Accordia Celebration of Partnership, 2012:
Photos by Moanalani Jeffrey Photography
Established in 2005, the Gilead Infectious Disease Scholarship Program transitions the brightest young African clinicians and scholars into independent researchers and scholars by ensuring protected research time and by providing intensive mentorship. Accordia Global Health Foundation’s mission is to develop African Centers of Excellence such as its flagship program, the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University, combining state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative training models, and cutting-edge research to fight infectious diseases now and for generations to come.