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Update: Situation at Newlands Clinic Coronavirus

While coronavirus is still dominating the world, Newlands Clinic is keeping its 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: 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.


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

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.