AIDS organization honors U.S. Rep. Lee for service

Wednesday July 17, 2002

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has been honored with an international service award for her AIDS advocacy at the Barcelona International HIV/AIDS Conference in Spain. 

The Family Health International Institute for HIV/AIDS bestowed the honor upon Lee, D-Oakland, for championing the global fight against the devastating disease before Congress. 

"I am deeply humbled and also thrilled to receive this award,'' Lee said. "The people who really deserve this award are those who are on the front-line in the battle against HIV/AIDS.'' 

Lee was one of two honorees. The other was Paul Delay of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Honored agencies included the Ghana Police Service HIV/AIDS Programme, The Spiritia Foundation, Meatho Phum Ko'mah, and the Kenya Girl Guides Association.