Accordia Global Health Foundation to Hold 2012 Celebration of Partnership in San Francisco

Oct 15, 2012, 13:07 ET from Accordia Global Health Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accordia Global Health Foundation, with Diplomatic Chair Hiroshi Inomata, Consul General of Japan in San Francisco; Honorary Congressional Host Congresswoman Barbara Lee; and the Host Committee are proud to present the Accordia 2012 Celebration of Partnership dinner and reception.

The Celebration of Partnership is an annual gathering that celebrates Accordia Global Health Foundation's partnerships with our valued supporters, including policymakers, foundations, global health organizations, and individuals who believe in building a vibrant, healthy Africa. This year's gathering, Bold Vision, Committed Partners, recognizes the unwavering support of committed individuals and institutions working to transform the health landscape in Africa for generations to come.

Accordia Global Health Foundation will honor Gilead Sciences, Inc. with the Global Health Leadership Award, for their dedication to ensuring global access to HIV medicines, advancing HIV prevention, and building the next generation of African scientists and researchers.

The dinner reception will be held at the official residence of the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 7:00 P.M.

The 2012 Host Committee includes Bay Area couples Fang and Gary Bridge, Katherine States Burke and Robert Burke, Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum, Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Nicholas Hellmann, Karen Smith-McCune and Mike McCune, Suzanne Sande Mrlik and Richard Mrlik, Betty and Hiromitsu Ogawa, Suzy and Bill Vogler, and Jane and Doug Wolf, along with Sheila C. Johnson and Dr. Hank McKinnell and Joanna Slonecka.

For interviews, inquiries, or to attend the event, media should contact Julia Andrus, 202-469-3846,

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

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