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Annual Report: Modern lab equipment facilitates diagnosis

As well as making an important contribution to the quality of treatment, Newlands Clinic’s well-equipped laboratory is also a reliable source of data for research into HIV/Aids and associated diseases.

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Annual Report: Innovative course formats for greater flexibility

Hardest hit by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic was our Newlands Clinic Training Centre, which was unable to hold courses on site from March to October. Instead, Newlands Clinic stepped up decentralised training in the provinces.

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Annual Report: “At some point this storm too will be over”

The year of 2020 was dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, with work at Newlands Clinic shaped by lockdowns, precautionary measures, and growing poverty. In this interview, our clinic manager, Marion Mukasa-Batende, describes how the team is pulling together to provide the best possible care to patients.

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Annual Report: Getting through the pandemic with courage and creativity

The coronavirus pandemic has also hit people in Zimbabwe very hard and has at times had a major effect on our work. Even so, our dedicated clinic team has always been able to find solutions to keep up the usual standards of treatment and care for our patients.


Annual Report: "I am deeply impressed"

Ruedi Lüthy chose a picture to reflect on last year for our annual report. He decided on a team photo because for him the accomplishment of our highly committed team has been characteristic. Despite Covid-19, our team held the standards high and secured treatment for all our patients throughout 2020.


2020 Annual Report

Last year presented itself with a lot of unpredictable challenges. Nevertheless, our team at Newlands Clinic did its work with prudence, wisdom, and creativity. Thanks to this we were able to ensure the treatment and care of our patients at all times and to treat more people in need. Newlands Clinic is now caring for over 7,000 patients. For this, we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts. Learn more about our activities:

Annual Report 2020

Update: Situation at Newlands Clinic Coronavirus

While coronavirus is still dominating the world, Newlands Clinic is keeping their safety measures in place to minimize the infection risk as much as possible. Read all about the latest developments.


Manuel Sager enhances the Board of Trustees at Ruedi Lüthy Foundation

Our Board of Trustees at Ruedi Lüthy Foundation named a new member as of the 1st of January 2021. Manuel Sager, former Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, complements our Board of Trustees with his expertise in the development and international relationships. Together with Ruedi Lüthy, he explains how this engagement came to life.


Newlands Clinic focusing on women

Women are in the focus at Newlands Clinic on purpose. As Director of Medical Affairs and Head of Women's Health Center, Margie Pascoe is putting her heart and soul into treating and caring for our female patients. Even though her work is upsetting at times, the born Zimbabwean cannot imagine a more fulfilling job.


“Ruedi Lüthy is changing the lives of many”

Ruedi Lüthy, HIV/Aids specialist and founder of Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, turns 80 years old. As a member of the board of trustees, trainer at Newlands Clinic Training Center, and mentor he still takes an active part in the development of the foundations' work. Ruedi Lüthy is fighting the HIV/Aids pandemic since the 1980s – at first in Switzerland, now in Zimbabwe.


Cleophas Chimbetete new member of University Council

Dr. Cleophas Chimbetete, director of training and research at Newlands Clinic, got appointed as a member of the Midlands State University Council. This is a great honor. We congratulate Cleophas Chimbetete from the bottom of our hearts. The council oversees the ethical governance system of State Universities in Zimbabwe.

“The positivity outweighs by far all negativity“

A difficult and unusual year is coming to an end. Our CEO Sabine Lüthy explains how Newlands Clinic mastered the past few months. And she is summing up what has happened during this time.