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TAC leaders will receive 2010 Lloyd Foundation Leadership Award

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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. They will be presented the award on 5 March 2010 in Los Angeles, USA. 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.
The award recognizes the remarkable work of these two women in two preeminent HIV/AIDS organizations in South Africa, the Treatment Action Campaign and the AIDS Law Project (ALP). The John M. Lloyd Foundation hopes that the award will amplify the impact of their work.

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. They will be presented the award on 5 March 2010 in Los Angeles, USA. 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.
The award recognizes the remarkable work of these two women in two preeminent HIV/AIDS organizations in South Africa, the Treatment Action Campaign and the AIDS Law Project (ALP). The John M. Lloyd Foundation hopes that the award will 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 due increasingly to 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.
John M. Lloyd passed away in 1991 from complications associated with the AIDS virus. His legacy and commitment to positive and effective social change with regards to HIV/AIDS are continued through the Foundation.                          

Vuyiseka Dubula was elected General Secretary of TAC in 2008. She has been actively involved with TAC since 2001. As a young woman she joined TAC after learning her HIV positive status. In 2002 Vuyiseka began working as a TAC treatment literacy coordinator in the Western Cape. Vuyiseka also worked for Medicines Sans Frontiers as a community mobilisation officer setting up adherence clubs for stable clients of antiretroviral treatment. She is a representative of people living with HIV in the South African National Aids Council and also serves as the Chairperson on the board of directors in the Aids Law Project. She lives with her daughter and husband in Philippi, Cape Town.

Nonkosi Khumalo is a mother and an AIDS activist. She currently serves as the Chairperson of TAC. Nonkosi began her tenure at TAC in 2001 as the organisation’s National Executive Secretary. Shortly after, she served as the National Women’s Health Programs Coordinator where her focus was on evaluating Mother-to-Child Transmission Programmes, and the availability of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for rape survivors in public health facilities. In 2004, Nonkosi was promoted to lead TAC’s Treatment Project. She is currently working on the implementation and research of the National Strategic Plan (2007-2011) for South African National AIDS Council and serves as an Executive Member of the University of Natal for the Movement Against Women Abuse.