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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

Call for Nominations for the 2016 Omololu Falobi Award

About the Award

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

About Omololu Falobi

Omololu FalobiOmololu Falobi was a visionary leader who continues to inspire many people and projects. Ten years ago on October 5, 2006, we lost Omololu in a tragic accident. 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 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, pioneering member of the Treatment Access Movement (TAM) Nigeria and a key leader of the African Civil Society Coalition on HIV and AIDS.

The 2016 Award Vision

The 2016 Award will be a “Celebration of HIV Prevention Research Advocacy”. Individuals will nominate a maximum of three (3) advocates/researchers/policy makers who have inspired them the most in HIV prevention research, advocacy and implementation in the 10 years since Omololu’s passing. Individuals with two or more nominations will be selected to be profiled and honored as part of a community of HIV prevention advocates at the HIV Research for Prevention (R4P) Conference in Chicago in October and via a special website created to celebrate our collective role in advancing HIV prevention research. Submit nomination(s) here.

The deadline is September 28, 2016.

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