Act against Aids


World AIDS Day: Guest commentary by Ruedi Lüthy

“You don’t need state-of-the-art medicine to get to grips with Aids. But what you do need is high-quality care centred on the patients.” To mark World Aids Day 2017, Ruedi Lüthy has written a guest commentary in the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, in which he explains why the battle against Aids is still far from over.

Read article (in German)

Interviews with Ruedi Lüthy

What is the current situation in Harare and how do people react to the recent events in Zimbabwe? Ruedi Lüthy has been interviewed by different Swiss media during the last days, among them Swiss TV station SRF. Meanwhile, Newlands Clinic is still operating normally.


“Once the pa­tient starts getting bet­ter, the hunger returns”

After visiting us at Newlands Clinic in Harare, the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger published an in-depth report on the hardships our patients face every day, and the difficult decisions the medical team sometimes have to make. Susanne Anderegg also talked to Ruedi Lüthy about his vision for the future.

Tages-Anzeiger, 27 May 2017 (pdf, in German)

Interview with Ruedi Lüthy

The Swiss foundation ‘Dialog Ethik’ has published an interview with Ruedi Lüthy on moral courage in its quarterly magazine. The journalist Denise Battaglia spoke with him about the fight against HIV/Aids in Switzerland in the 1980s, about his decision to establish Newlands Clinic in Harare, and about his moral principles as a medical doctor. We hope you find it interesting reading.

Dialog Ethik, May 2017 (pdf, in German)

"Kulturplatz" about the fight against Aids

The Swiss TV programme “Kulturplatz” reported on the fight against HIV/Aids on 22 February and talked to Sabine Lüthy. What happened when Aids came up in Switzerland in the eighties? How was life back then as a teenager and as the daughter of the renowned Aids expert Ruedi Lüthy? And what is the situation in Zimbabwe like today?

Watch the programme online (in German)