Collaboration with Infectious Disease institute in Kampala Uganda

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Investigator: Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD

Location(s): Uganda

Description

Dr. Warner C. Greene is the founding Director and the Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished Professor of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology. He is also a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is co-director of the federally funded UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research.

In 2007, Dr. Greene expanded his work to include global health in sub-Saharan Africa serving as President of the Accordia Global Health Foundation. Accordia’s first center of excellence, the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda has already trained over 6,700 health care workers from 27 African countries, is caring for 30,000 HIV-infected patients in its clinics and has launched outreach programs that are improving the health of nearly 500,000 people living in remote rural regions of Uganda. Accordia’s 10-year goal is to create a network of Centers of Excellence to drive health innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, Dr. Greene assumed the position of Executive Chairman of Accordia.