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The Omololu Falobi Award

“All of us have to choose to respond to the challenges of our own times. For me the challenge is HIV/AIDS” – Omololu Falobi

The Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy was established to honour the life and work of Omololu Falobi and highlight the essential role of community advocacy in HIV prevention research. It is intended to honour individuals who have shown leadership and commitment to HIV prevention research advocacy and inspired others to action. It is presented biannually and the award includes a plaque, a cash prize and a scholarship to attend the conference where it is awarded. Click to learn more about the recipients of the Falobi Award.

Background: The Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy

Omololu FalobiThe Omololu Falobi Award highlights the essential role of community advocacy and leadership in HIV prevention research. It celebrates the life and values of the late Omololu Falobi, a visionary leader who continues to inspire many people and projects. He was a leading HIV/AIDS activist, an advocate for prevention research, and an exceptional journalist. Omololu made enormous impact in Nigeria and beyond – he nurtured and/or led campaigns related to prevention, treatment and research; won multiple awards nationally and internationally; and earned a tremendous reputation from all who had the privilege to work with him. He established the Journalists Against AIDS in Nigeria (JAAIDS), co-created the Nigeria AIDS eForum, co-founded the Nigerian HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Group (NHVMAG), was an instrumental pioneer member of the Treatment Access Movement (TAM) Nigeria and a key leader of the African Civil Society Coalition on HIV and AIDS.

Award Coordinating Committee:

African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG)
The African AIDS Vaccine Partnership (AAVP)
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM)
International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA)
Journalists Against AIDS Nigeria (JAAIDS)
New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS)
Treatment Access Movement (TAM) Nigeria

Financial Support for the Award
African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG)
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM)
Family Health International
New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS)
Open Society Institute in South Africa
UNAIDS