Salute to a Transformer: Accordia Honors Dr. Elly Katabira

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition and appreciation of Dr. Elly Katabira's dedication to fighting HIV/AIDS and his steadfast partnership, Accordia Global Health Foundation will host a Salute to a Transformer, a special celebration in honor of Dr. Katabira.

Dr. Elly Katabira is a pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS, having made countless contributions over the span of his career. He is a central figure in local Ugandan efforts to curb the HIV epidemic and train a new generation of health workers - as well as a global voice, currently serving as the International Chair of the 2012 International AIDS Conference and President of the International AIDS Society. As a founding member of Accordia's Academic Alliance, Dr. Katabira's expertise was essential to the creation of Accordia's flagship Center of Excellence, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda, where Dr. Katabira continues to work toward securing its long-term sustainability.

Accordia leadership, including Dr. Warner C. Greene, Sheila C. Johnson, Gary Cohen, Robert Mallett, Dr. Thomas Quinn, Dr. Robert Colebunders, Dr. David Serwadda, Dr. Yuka Manabe, Dr. Philippa Musoke, Dr. William Blattner, Dr. John Idoko, and Stuart Burden, along with colleagues from IDI and Accordia invite you to join them in honoring Dr. Katabira.

Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30-9 P.M.
Fathom Creative Gallery
1333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Click here to RSVP

Accordia Global Health Foundation is transforming the African health landscape by building the region's capacity to address its most pressing health concerns through innovative training, research, care, and prevention models. Accordia works in partnership with individuals, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and governments from Africa, Europe, and North America to achieve its vision of a vibrant, healthy Africa. For more information, please visit www.accordiafoundation.org.

This reception is being held in conjunction with the opening of "Re-Mixed Messages" – a collaboration between DC-based Transformer (www.transformerdc.org) and legendary New York-based Visual AIDS (www.visualaids.org), creators of the Red Ribbon Project, July 24 – August 4.  "Re-Mixed Messages" presents over forty text-based works by visual artists and designers whose reactions to and connections through HIV/AIDS reflect the contemporary moment's tenor on the pandemic.

Media Contact
Alissa Patrick Oram
aoram@accordiafoundation.org
202-534-1200

SOURCE Accordia Global Health Foundation



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