Call for Nominations: Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention
Research Community Advocacy 2010
DEADLINE 31 JANUARY 2010
We are happy to announce note that the Co-chairs of the International
Microbicides Conference 2010 have confirmed their commitment towards supporting
this award with a full scholarship to the Conference for the Award Recipient.
To respect conference scholarship deadlines, we are bringing ‘forward’ the
deadline for the Omololu Falobi Award to * 31 JANUARY 2010 *
We thank you for understanding this change and urge you to send your
nominations in soon.
Please see below for information about the award and nomination process.
Please forward this announcement widely.
We look forward to your nominations!
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Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community
“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.
This award is an important and ongoing legacy to Omololu and is recognition to
his commitment and contribution to HIV prevention research advocacy.
Despite his untimely and tragic death in 2006, Omololu Falobi was a visionary
leader that 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
The African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG) is proud to collaborate with the
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC), the Global Campaign for Microbicides
(GCM), JAAIDS, NHVMAS and TAM - to coordinate this award process. Financial
support for the Award comes from AMAG, AVAC,GCM, Family Health International
(FHI) and NHVMAS, Open Society Institute in South Africa (OSISA) and UNAIDS,
THIS AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT is intended to honour individuals who have shown
leadership and commitment to HIV prevention research advocacy and to recognize
the work of advocates who have inspired others in their commitment to HIV
The Nomination & Selection Process
* Nominations must be made by nominee's colleagues and friends. We will not
* Nomination forms and guidelines for recommendation letters to be sent to
email@example.com 31 JANUARY 2010
* Review of nominations by Independent Review Panel (international panel made
up of researchers, advocates, people living with HIV)
* The recipient will be informed in February 2010, will receive a full
scholarship to attend the M2010 conference and recognized at the closing
Conference Closing Ceremony
The nomination form can also be accessed at
Award Planning Committee:
Manju Chatani-Gada, African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG & AVAC)
Mitchell Warren, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)
Katie West Slevin, Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM)
Olayide Akanni, Journalists Against AIDS in Nigeria (JAAIDS)
Morenike Ukpong, New HIV Vaccine & Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS)
Mayowa Joel, Treatment Access Movement (TAM, Nigeria)
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