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Anniversary Training Center

Ten years ago, we opened with the support from the Bernhart-Matter-Stiftung our Newlands Clinic Training Center. 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.

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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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Tuberculosis prevention research

Our pharmacist Tinashe Mudzviti compared therapies for people with HIV/Aids to prevent an infection with Tuberculosis because they are at an increased risk. We screen all our patients at each consultation. He and his fellow researchers Samuel Makhaza and Samuel Gavi summed up the results in an abstrac and presented it in a virtual conference on how to bridge the gap between tuberculosis research and the policy in Zimbabwe.
PDF: Abstract Makhaza S, Gavi S and Mudzviti T

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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.

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