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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

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. In 2016, the Award was given to all individuals who were nominated in honor of the growing community of HIV prevention advocacy since Omololu Falobi’s passing 10 years ago (read details about the 2016 Award Vision below).

The 2016 Award Vision

The 2016 Award is a “Celebration of HIV Prevention Research Advocacy”. All nominated advocates/researchers/policy makers/journalists/funders/research volunteers who have inspired their respective nominees in HIV prevention research, advocacy and implementation in the 10 years since Omololu’s passing were honored as Award recipients as part of a celebration of our collective role in advancing HIV prevention research. Awardees were profiled and honored as part of a growing community of HIV prevention advocates at the HIV Research for Prevention (R4P) Conference in Chicago in October. The cash prize was given to Omololu’s three children to help support their education fund.

View 2016 Falobi Awardees — A-K / L-N / O-Z

For more on this year's award, click here.

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.

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