2018 CARES Award Winner Evah Namakula

The Beckman Coulter CARES Award celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual whose humanitarian work, combined with their own commitment, has significantly improved the lives of local people impacted by AIDS. The goal of the award is to recognize dynamic individuals whose commitment and work serve as inspiration for the community.

Potential winners can be nurses, healthcare workers, national coordinators, lab scientists and even clinicians; or lay people who are active in community outreach work. This could include a social worker providing AIDS counselling. A CARES Award 2018 application pack can be downloaded here. Once a name has been added to the list of nominations, the HIV community will have the chance to vote in their support. The top three with the greatest number of nominations will be put forward for the final judging panel. An internationally recognized panel of Judges selects the Award recipient(s) and bestows an award of $5,000

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for this year’s AIDS heroes: people who have a vision for change that will better the AIDS community in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results. We evaluate that against the following criteria:


  “People who have a vision for change that will better the HIV community in a meaningful way”

       CARES Award three volunteers      
Samuel Boova, Director Alliance Development for High Burden HIV Markets said:

"The award is to give a platform to the work and stories of those we see as the unsung heroes of individual dedication, commitment and courage or who have made a difference in the battle against HIV/AIDS. The nominee will be selected by an independent panel of judges and will be featured on the CARES website. But it is not just the final winner whom we will be honouring; the story behind the top three nominees will also be featured on the CARES website."

  1. Individuals, not organizations. We want to hear about the individuals who created the vision on which the organization / endeavor is based.
  2. Nominees who have created a mechanism for acting on their vision in ways that deliver measurable results.
  3. Nominees who exhibit impact in their work within the HIV community.
  4. Nominees whose values and universal regard for humanity inspire others and serve as a role model within their community

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