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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.


Cleophas Chimbetete successfully defends PhD

Our Director Research and Training Cleophas Chimbetete successfully defended his PhD thesis with summa cum laude - merit distinction - at the Global Health Institute of the University of Geneva. His thesis is titled “HIV Drug Resistance and Third Line Antiretroviral Therapy Treatment Outcomes in Zimbabwe”. We congratulate him from the bottom of our hearts.

Important contribution to HIV research

Besides providing life-saving treatment to people with HIV/Aids, Newlands Clinic helps ensure the ongoing improvement of retroviral therapy in southern Africa. This is possible thanks to the high-quality long-term data we gather with our own software, ePOC.


Life-saving knowledge for southern Africa

In 2019 the Newlands Clinic Training Centre provided 871 healthcare workers with a solid grounding in the effective treatment of HIV/Aids. For the second time it was possible to stage a course for nurses in southern African countries with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).


"The crisis is bringing out the best in all of us"

Ruedi and Sabine Lüthy work hand in hand for the benefit of patients at Newlands Clinic. Together they resume last year in our annual report.


Delivery of laboratory items arrived

Our laboratory at Newlands Clinic finally received a delivery of testing supplies. Due to the corona crisis it has been challenging to import material. Samples we had to put on hold are now being processed by our staff. This is how we ensure high quality treatment at Newlands Clinic.