Act against Aids

Software enhancing HIV care at Newlands Clinic

The clinic’s health care system electronic Point of Care (ePOC) plays a vital role in our patient management. It allows well-trained nurses to take on most treatment tasks and helps improve the quality of care. Our software developer Ross Hadingham explains the functioning and opportunities the software comes with.

more...

Annual Report: Higher income and stable project expenditure

In the second year of the pandemic we were also able to count on the support of our donors. This is reflected in very good income. Total expenditures remained stable, with 88.6% flowing directly into projects. We closed the 2021 financial year with a profit of CHF 1.8 million.

more...

Annual Report: Effective research thanks to consistent data

2021 our IT team continued to develop our patient database. Electronic transmission of lab results facilitates the work and helps improve the quality of data. Thanks to reliable data, our team can conduct research on HIV/Aids in Zimbabwe and improve data quality on a permanent basis..

more...

“The need for knowledge is huge”

For another year the Covid-19 pandemic had a great influence on activities at Newlands Clinic Training Centre. Thanks to online training, we educated more health care workers in HIV/Aids management than ever. Our Director of Training and Research, Dr Cleophas Chimbetete, gives an insight into the past year.

more...

Annual Report: Highlights and great engagement

Our CEO Sabine Lüthy looks back onto our year of 2021. The unbroken and generous support from Switzerland made her especially grateful.

more...

Annual Report: Diverse approaches to successful treatment

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Newlands Clinic has been able to provide its patients with uninterrupted medical treatment and comprehensive care throughout 2021. With great success: never have there been more patients with a suppressed viral load.

more...

Great engagement in times of turmoil

Prof. Ruedi Lüthy reflects on last year's ups and downs. The corona pandemic had a huge impact on our work at Newlands Clinic. But thanks to our teams' engagement, we were able to secure HIV treatment for our patients the whole year.

more...

2021 Annual Report

Newlands Clinic is treating more than 7,000 patients with HIV. Thanks to our donors, we kept our doors open despite the corona pandemic. Read now what kept us busy during the past year.

2021 Annual Report

Courageously ahead

Everyday courageous decisions are necessary to master life in Zimbabwe. Thanks to your support, we are successfully doing so. But what does courage mean exactly? We asked our staff at Newlands Clinic this philosophical question.

more...

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.

more...

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...