Celebrating Mandela Day – DTHF partners with Legends Barbershop

The South African Health News Service Tutu Truck – Get a haircut after HIV test health-e.org.za/2019/07/17/get-a-haircut-while-testing-for-hiv-at-the-tutu-truck/ July 17, 2019 Some men say they avoid health checks because they’re ‘female-centric and uninviting’. The newly-launched Amajita Tutu Truck seeks to change that. Western Cape – The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has introduced the Amajita Tutu Truck to…

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Interview with Ndumiso Madubela

Ndumiso Madubela features in an International AIDS Society publication. A behavioural scientist and PhD candidate, Ndumiso coordinates the DTHF Men’s Dialogue programme – bringing men together to discuss the masculine role in sexual and reproductive health. Read Full Interview: Click here  

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Women of Worth

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is a non-profit organization working to lessen the impact of the HIV epidemic on individuals, families, and communities. We conduct research to find new HIV treatment and prevention tools and provide services such as mobile clinics and HIV education programs. One of our largest projects at the moment is a…

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The Rise Economic Strengthening Programme (ESP)

  That first job?    The excitement of matriculating out of high school can soon become a “what next?” dilemma for many young women.  This is even more difficult for those who were not successful in their examinations.   The DTHF in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Global Fund have sought to address this,…

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Opening of TB Aerobiology Research Centre

We opened a new research facility in Sunnydale, near Masiphumelele, on Wednesday the 20th of February. We have partnered with the community of Masiphumelele for many years. In 2004 we opened a small research centre adjacent to the public clinic. The land was acquired later opposite Masiphumelele High School and a Youth Centre was built, followed…

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Annual Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture

SAVE the date!   Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation along with UCT Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine & London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will be hosting the Annual Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture on the 20th of March. We are also pleased to announce the 2019 lecturer will…

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Reducing the Burden of the Violent Experience

By Linda-Gail Bekker, Deputy Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Women* have many gender-unique experiences. Some of these are biologically determined: falling pregnant, giving birth; others are cultural: the relief of taking off a bra and the pain of high heeled shoes.  Then there are situations that arise from gender inequality and patriarchal norms.…

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Health Check for Human Rights

By Linda-Gail Bekker & Brian Kanyemba  Good health is fundamental for a good life. It is the trampoline spring that determines how high we bounce and what stars we reach. When a disease spins out of control and threatens the ability of large segments of a population to obtain and maintain good health, it becomes…

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Engage the Epidemic

By Linda-Gail Bekker, Anele Ngqokwe, Sibabale Silo, Akho Mpame, & Khanyiselo Silo 2017 has arrived, and I don’t know if you can feel it but we think it’s already looking up to be a much brighter year than the last. In the spirit of the New Year it’s always good to evaluate where we are at…

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