The Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award Returns

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The Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award Returns

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The Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award 2012 is now open for nominations

1 February 2012 – It is with great pleasure that the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) announces a nationwide call for nominations for the prestigious Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award 2012. The Award, which will be presented at the Sapura & Kencana Petroleum Red Ribbon Ball 2012 in Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur on 22 March, will be given to an individual or an organisation that have made outstanding contributions to, and shown exemplary quality of work in advancing the national HIV/AIDS response in Malaysia. The Award was last handed out in 2008, which went to PT Foundation for their excellence in serving communities most affected by HIV/AIDS in Kuala Lumpur.

The MAF is seeking nominations of individuals or organisations registered in Malaysia that have positively contributed to the HIV/AIDS response, between the period of Jan 2010 and Dec 2011, in any one of the following fields of work.

  • Preventing the spread of HIV in Malaysia
  • Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia
  • Supporting people living with HIV in Malaysia (including treatment, care and support programmes)
  • Supporting communities most affected by, and/or made vulnerable to HIV
  • Advancing the human rights cause of people living with, and communities most affected by HIV
  • Fundraising for a HIV/AIDS cause

The Winner of the Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award will receive an exclusively designed and crafted trophy by world-renowned luxury watchmaker Richard Mille, a cash prize worth RM 10,000 and a certificate of excellence. In addition, the recipient of the Award will also benefit from extensive media visibility especially during the Red Ribbon Ball 2012.

We call out to all Partner Organisations of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and other civil society partners, including our friends in the government and private sectors, around the country to spread the word about the Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award 2012 far and wide. Additional information pertaining to the history, past winners and rules & regulations of the Award can be found in the e-booklet, which can be downloaded via the MAC website.

To make your nomination, simply download the e-booklet from the attachment or from this link, and complete the nomination form* that is contained therein in either English or Bahasa Malaysia. Once completed, please submit your entries to any one of the following.

  • Email as an attachment to [email protected] with the subject “Re: Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award 2012 Nomination”
  • Fax a hard copy to 03-40426133
  • Mail to: The Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award 2012, c/o Malaysian AIDS Foundation, No 12 Jalan 13/48A, The Boulevard Shop Office, Off Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur. (Attn: Zaki Arzmi)

Closing date for nominations is 24 February 2012.

We wish one and all the very best and look forward to receiving your nominations.

The MAF places great importance in highlighting excellence in efforts to respond effectively to HIV/AIDS with the hope of encouraging more organisations and individuals to be more proactive, innovative and committed to the cause. The Award is but one small but deeply meaningful step that hopefully will take us closer to “Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS Related Deaths”.

Nominate NOW!

*Soft copy of the nomination form is writeable, so those who wish to submit their entries electronically may fill it out directly and return the completed one to us via the above email address.