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[afro-nets] Omololu Falobi Award - Deadline Change to 31 January 2010

Call for Nominations: Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention 
Research Community Advocacy 2010

DEADLINE 31 JANUARY 2010
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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 
Advocacy 2010

“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 
and AIDS.

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 
prevention.

The Nomination & Selection Process

*  Nominations must be made by nominee's colleagues and friends. We will not 
accept self-nominations.

*  Nomination forms and guidelines for recommendation letters to be sent to 
omololufalobiaward@yahoo.comby 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
http://www.global-campaign.org/amag.htm
http://www.avac.org/ht/d/sp/i/4345/pid/4345

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)

For more information, please write to: omololufalobiaward@yahoo.com
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