September 28 is the deadline for the submission of nominations for the Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in Prevention Research Community Advocacy.
Full details available at :http://www.avac.org/falobi.
The award 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.
Falobi who died in a tragic accident on October 5, 2006 in Lagos was a leading HIV/AIDS activist, an advocate for prevention research and an exceptional journalist.
He was the founding Executive Director of Journalists Against AIDS.
He 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.