Act against Aids

Testing: Explaining HIV/Aids playfully

Love Land App aims to inform teenagers about taboo subjects such as sexuality and HIV/Aids through playing. Karin Stierlin is developing this app with her organization taboobreaker. Next week girls and boys of different ages are examining an early version of the app at Newlands Clinic. In the following interview, Karin Stierlin explains how crucial testing the app is and what result she is expecting.


"The Swiss Human Rights Award is a Very Distinct Honor"

The Swiss branch of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) honors Ruedi Lüthy with the Swiss Human Rights Award for his engagement against HIV/Aids. "This acknowledgement for my work makes me very proud", says Prof. Dr. Ruedi Lüthy, founder of the Ruedi Lüthy Foundation. The award presentation took place on the 7th of December 2019 in Bern.


Ruedi Lüthy receives honorary doctorate

The Faculty of Medicine awarded its honorary doctorate to Ruedi Lüthy for his pioneering work and his tireless fight against HIV/Aids. The official ceremony took place 29th of November at St. Martin’s Church in Basel.


Act against Aids at Giving Tuesday

December the 3rd is Giving Tuesday – the worldwide day of giving and donating. We are also participating with a project which we dedicated to Simba. Please support teenagers who are HIV positive like Simba, so they get professional care and are enabled to live a self-determined life.

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Scientific Award for Ruedi Lüthy

At the opening of the 17th European Aids Conference in Basel Ruedi Lüthy received the "Award for Excellence in HIV Medicine 2019". The EACS European AIDS Clinical Society rewarded Ruedi Lüthy for his engagement against HIV/Aids. "This Award is a great honor", says Ruedi Lüthy, founder of the Ruedi Lüthy Foundation.


"More than a drop into the ocean"

Knowledge that saves lives: Newlands Clinic trained in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 20 health workers from six countries in Southern Africa. In an two-weeks course they got theoretical and practical knowledge about HIV treatment. "The training we do has a multiplying effect ", says our teacher Azza Mashumba in an interview with Newlands Clinic.


Insights: "I have a dream!"

Last autumn Rumbidzai's home turned into a filmset. She performed the leading role and talked about her dream. Our CEO Sabine Lüthy was also there. Both women immediately felt connected to each other. "Rumbidzai's story moved me deeply", said Sabine Lüthy. "Even though a lot went wrong in her life she never lost her spark. "

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A home for the homeless

Many young people struggle with their HIV infection and the lifetime of therapy that it means. They need particularly close support to ensure that their treatment continues uninterrupted.


2018 Annual Report

Our Annual Report 2018 is online! Find out how we made an impact for 6,500 HIV patients in Zimbabwe.

Many thanks to all our donors, supporters and our whole staff.

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“The events of recent days have forged us even more closely together as a team”

Matthias Widmaier, Administrative Director of Newlands Clinic, reports in an interview how the situation in Zimbabwe is affecting clinic operations.


Protests in Zimbabwe: limited clinic services

Sparked by the doubling of petrol and diesel prices, protests have been ongoing since this morning in a number of towns and cities in Zimbabwe. Some of these protests have become violent. Many residents of Harare have also been protesting against the government's economic policy.


Swiss TV broadcasts visit at Newlands Clinic

Swiss TV's news programme reported Swiss Federal Councillor Cassis' visit at Newlands Clinic in Zimbabwe on 9 January. «It's impressive – both the work that is done as well as its success rate", he said after the tour.

See the broadcast (in German)