DTHF and CIDRI Africa host World Aids Day exhibition: Communities Make the Difference

In celebration of World Aids Day 2019, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) and the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDRI) in Africa hosted an exhibition highlighting the 2019 theme, “Communities make the Difference”. Photographs were displayed at UCT’s Institute of Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), displaying some of the outreach activities and community…

The Amajita Tutu Truck and Legends Barbershop give 50 men free haircuts and HIV tests on International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day- Philippi Village   After the success of our last partnership, the Legends Barbarshop mobile unit once again provided free haircuts to men who tested for HIV on the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s “Amajita Tutu Truck”. The partnership saw a total of 50 men using the services of the mobile truck aimed at…

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, which serves as a day to unite our efforts to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our communities. This year’s focus is on suicide prevention. Despite suicide being preventable, every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. Talking about mental health struggles has many positive effects,…

Happy Birthday Arch!

  The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation would like to wish our patron Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a very happy 88th birthday. Working under his name and with his legacy has made it easy to approach our work with the compassion and service he has embodied for so long. We thank the Arch for his continued…

Funeka Bango’s PhD Proposal

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre has a number of PhD candidates, one of whom is Funeka Bango, who recently presented her research proposal at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The title of Bango’s PhD is Economic evaluation of multicomponent interventions within complex systems: Improving the sexual and reproductive health of school going adolescent girls in…

Gamification Study Shows Promising Results for Mobile-based ART Adherence Support

  Ndumiso Madubela, a PhD candidate with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and the University of Cape Town, presented his findings at the DTHF research meeting. Madubela’s current research focuses on identifying interventions that not only meet the needs of young people, specifically men, but tailored services needed in lower socio-economic communities. More than 30…