Mission and FAQs of the Academic Alliance Foundation
- What is the mission of the Academic Alliance Foundation?
- What is the difference between the Academic Alliance Foundation and the Academic Alliance?
- What are the goals of the Academic Alliance Foundation in Uganda?
- What is the IDI?
- What is the role of the AAF in regards to the IDI?
- Who is on the AAF Board?
- How do I apply to be a trainer at the IDI?
1. What is the mission of the Academic Alliance Foundation?
AAF’s mission is to overcome the burden of infectious diseases by building healthcare capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in Africa.
2. What is the difference between the Academic Alliance Foundation and the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa?
The Academic Alliance Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that works to overcome the burden of infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. The Academic Alliance (AA) is an association of world-renowned North American, European and African academic physicians and researchers who created the AAF and today continue towork with the organization to build healthcare capacity and strengthen academic medical institutions in Africa.
3. What are the goals of the AAF in Uganda?
The first project and main focus of the Academic Alliance Foundation is the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Uganda. The new Institute facility was formally opened in October 2004. For more information on our programs in Uganda please visit the IDI page and the Special Initiatives page on our website.
4. What is the IDI?
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a training, research and clinical facility in Kampala, Uganda dedicated to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other infectious diseases in Africa. Located on the grounds of Makerere University adjacent to Mulago Hospital, the IDI operates under the direction of its Executive Director, Alex Coutinho. For more information on theIDI and its programs please visit our IDI page.
5. What is the role of the AAF in regards to the IDI?
The Academic Alliance Foundation provides financial resources and programmatic support to the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda. The AAF anticipates being a major, but not the sole, provider of financial and technical support to the IDI in Uganda. The Foundation intends to raise significant resources, including donations, grants and contracts to support the programs and services of the IDI.
6. Who is on the AAF Board?
For a full list of members of the AAF Board, as well as their biographical information please visit our Board Members page under About the Foundation.
7. How do I apply to be a trainer at the IDI?
For more information on becoming a trainer at the IDI or for an application please refer to the Infectiou Diseases Society of America website.