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NOVEMBER 24, 2008

Accordia Global Health Foundation Receives $12.5 Million Grant - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 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.

NOVEMBER 17, 2008

Collaborative Drug Discovery Receives Grant to Support the Development of a Database to Accelerate Discovery of New Therapies Against Tuberculosis

Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. (CDD) today announced that it has received a grant for $1,896,923 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a collaborative database that will enable scientists to archive, mine, and selectively collaborate around their research data to discover new cures for tuberculosis (TB). The TB bacillus infects approximately one third of the world’s population and the disease kills over 1.5 million people every year. The CDD TB database will integrate the efforts of academic, other non-profit, and corporate laboratories distributed across the globe and accelerate the discovery of new therapies against this deadly disease.

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