Zimbabwe

Improve HIV and Cancer management

Zimbabwe faces obstacles in addressing the problem of cancer in its population. Many present with advanced stages of cancer due to a lack of education, delayed diagnosis, and limited access to affordable treatment. Especially affected are people suffering from chronic illnesses such as HIV as it enhances the development of cancer. Our Clinical Director, Dr. Margie Pascoe believes, that Newlands Clinic plays a vital role in closing the care gap for people suffering from HIV and cancer.

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Training Calendar 2023

Are you interested in HIV management training? Gain valuable knowledge for your professional development as a healthcare worker. Check out our training calendar 2023 or join our online training in February. For more information, click below or contact our training coordinator.

Training Calendar 2023

HIV, Aids, Zimbabwe, Newlands Clinic, Ruedi Lüthy Foundation, Act against Aids, Zimbabwe HIV Clinicians Society, knowledge transfer

Zimbabwe HIV Clinicians Society

The Zimbabwe HIV Clinicians Society unites healthcare workers and members of allied health professions. It serves as a forum to improve the care and treatment of people living with HIV in Zimbabwe. The mission is to provide evidence-based, up-to-date, contextual training in HIV care and treatment for healthcare professionals in Zimbabwe and to advocate for comprehensive, quality care in the health sectors. Our Medical Director, Dr Margie Pascoe serves as president of the Zimbabwe HIV Clinician Society and Newlands Clinic provides the secretariat.

IeDEA-SA steering meeting

Newlands Clinic is part of the Southern Africa chapter of the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA-SA). As a member of this research network we took part in the IeDEA-SA steering committee meeting to discuss different research projects and future plansnetwork. IeDEA-SA is very important in answering key research questions around the evolving HIV/AIDS pandemic.

fLTR: Dr. Cleophas Chimbetete (NC), Prof. Matthias Egger (IeDA-SA), Ardele Mandiriri (NC), Mary-Ann Davis (IeDA-SA), Tinei Shamu (NC)

Nurse giving HIV medication to a patient at Newlands Clinic in Zimbabwe.

AIDS 2022: Regimen and Viral Suppression

What differences are there in regimens for controlling viral suppression? A study by our research team revealed that several indicators such as age, immune status, and sex have an influence. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

Regimen and Suppression Rate

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Pharmacist handing over medication to a HIV patient.

AIDS 2022: regimens causing weight gain

Our team at Newlands Clinic conducted research concerning weight gain among our patients receiving different regimens. One of these drugs is often linked to weight gain, now also confirmed at Newlands Clinic. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

DTG and weight gain

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Pharmacist handing over medication to a HIV patient.

AIDS 2022: prevent Tuberculosis

People living with HIV are more likely to suffer from Tuberculosis. Therefore, Newlands Clinic is closely monitoring and offering prevention treatment. To evaluate the most suitable therapy our head of pharmacy, Tinashe Mudzviti, compared the two modalities offered in a study. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

HIV and Tuberculosis

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AIDS 2022: HIV and Cervical Cancer

Comprehensive HIV care should incorporate routine cervical cancer screening. Because a study conducted at Newlands Clinic showed a high prevalence of high-risk papilloma virus in women living with HIV causing this type of cancer. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

HIV and cervical cancer

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AIDS 2022: HIV and anaemia

Our research team examined how many HIV patients developed anaemia after starting the treatment. One in four of our patients at Newlands Clinic lacks enough red blood cells to carry satisfactory oxygen. Our team presented its findings at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Canada.

HIV and anaemia

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