Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

Health Activist

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu is a mom and community advocate for many social justice causes including HIV-related advocacy, disability rights, research, gender and racial justice, and neurodiversity. She is the founder of Advocacy Without Borders, affiliated with several organizations as a leader, and also active in online and social media advocacy. When not online, she volunteers, writes, and presents at state and national conferences. Morénike considers herself a "life-long learner" who is constantly growing and changing, hopefully for the better! She considers her six children, ranging from pre-K to college and both biological and adopted, to be her greatest accomplishment.

Location

Houston, TX

Winner

Advocating for Another

Morenike adopted children from Africa who are living with HIV. This experience prompted her advocacy. She is a research advocate with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. She founded Positive Playdates to connect families affected by HIV in Houston. She works tirelessly to save Ryan White Part D, which connects women & children with HIV to services.  — Morag

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

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