Annual Review

March 2022 – February 2023


Our Mission

The pursuit of excellence in research, treatment and prevention of HIV and related infections in South Africa.

Our Vision

To lessen the impact of the HIV epidemic on individuals, families and communities through innovation and our passion for humanity.

Our Patron

Bearing the name of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is a constant reminder that our work is in the service of our beneficiaries. We thank him for his support and commitment to the people of our country.

Message from the Executive

Financial Report

Peer-reviewed Publications

Board Members

2022/2023 in numbers

HIV Treatment

HIV Prevention

TB & Aerobiology

STI & other infectious diseases

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation/HIV Centre currently sustains nine well-established clinical research sites, which are based in Cape Town, Western Province, with the exception of the Buffalo City site that is located in the Eastern Cape. In the first quarter of 2022, DTHF head office moved from the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town into our very own space in Woodstock, close to the Cape Town CBD.

Our headquarters do not have clinical facilities on site and instead all available physical space is utilized for administrative purposes. There are 43 offices in total, including multiple meeting spaces for project teams, a boardroom for trainings and conferences, as well as an open plan area for roving site-based staff who visit DTHF HQ. The Chief Executive Officer and all academic faculty members have offices in this area, complementary to their field offices. The Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Manager, IT Manager, Facilities Manager, and Resource Mobilization Manager all have their offices in this area, along with their administrative support staff. Headquarters in addition houses the UCT CTU (Clinical Trials Unit) Core Office and their administrative staff.

Being based in Woodstock allows for ease and frequent attendance of meetings at UCT to continue the organizational affiliation.

World AIDS day 2022

A World AIDS day 2022 Video

In this reflection for World AIDS Day 2022, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker (Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and CEO of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation) looks back at the challenges and achievements of the last 40 years of the HIV \u0026 AIDS…

#WorldAidsDay message from the people of DesmondTutu Health Foundation. #SouthAfrica

South Africa is one of the countries hardest hit by HIV with around 7.5 million people living with HIV in 2021 The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) runs an adolescent clinic and a clinical trial facility in Masiphumelele on the outskirts of Cape…

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