TAC’s General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula, and Chairperson, Nonkosi Khumalo, will be presented with the John M. Lloyd Award in recognition of their leadership in HIV/AIDS. The award, presented by the John M. Lloyd Foundation, is intended to recognize, develop and empower HIV/AIDS advocacy leaders that have not yet been extensively recognized.
It acknowledges the remarkable work these two women have done in two pre-eminent HIV/AIDS organizations in South Africa: the Treatment Action Campaign and the AIDS Law Project. In bestowing this award, The John M. Lloyd Foundation hopes that it will help to amplify the impact of their work.
The Foundation was created by John M. Lloyd (1948-1991) to seek solutions to the AIDS epidemic. He believed that the AIDS crisis was increasingly due to the lack of wisdom, compassion, and common sense within our communities, rather than to a lack of medical knowledge. John M. Lloyd believed in seeking the root causes of problems, rather than merely treating their symptoms.
Vuyiseka and Nonkosi will be presented with their award on 5 March 2010 in Los Angeles, USA. Well done and well deserved – Positive Heroes salutes you both!!