Act against Aids

Anniversary Training Center

We are running our Newlands Clinic Training Center with the support from the Bernhart-Matter-Stiftung for ten years now. More than 7 000 doctors and health care workers participated in our training courses in HIV/Aids management. Together we are continuing to share our lifesaving knowledge with local professionals and to expand our training offers. For example, with our new course format such as online training.

COVID-19 Effects and Response: A Gendered Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to have distressing impacts on every sphere of life in communities across the globe. However, women and girls have arguably been disproportionately affected (Brookings, 2020). As with most complex public health emergencies, the gender disparities of the pandemic pose a threat to exacerbating pre-existing inequalities particularly in resource limited countries (WANEP, 2020). This paper highlights the health, economic, social, and educational costs on African women and girls in the ongoing pandemic and makes possible recommendations for effective engagement.


Prix Courage for Ruedi Lüthy

The Swiss Magazine «Beobachter» awards Ruedi Lüthy for his long-time engagement against HIV/Aids with their Prix Courage Lifetime Award 2021. For Ruedi Lüthy, it is a great honour: “ I am simply fulfilling my job. This award belongs to the people around me. Without their help, it would have been impossible.” more...

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.

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Annual Report: “We will continue to master these challenges”

Sabine Lüthy chose a picture to reflect on last year for our annual report. She decided on a photo from our entrance where all patients, staff and visitors underwent a health check. She is impressed how we have managed to accompany our patients safely through this difficult time thanks to our staff and donors.

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Annual Report: Thanks to prudence and flexibility also successful during the Covid-19 crisis

Thanks to the support of our loyal donors and prudent planning, we closed the 2020 financial year with a profit of CHF 0.9 million. Around 90 per cent of total expenses flowed directly into aid projects, reflecting even more efficient use of resources than in 2019.

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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