International Girl-Child Day.

International Girl-Child Day

International Girl-Child Day Data is the first step to solving a problem. It sets the scene, uncovers the discrepancies, and reveals clear gaps for focus. Conversely, when something is not counted it is easily ignored. The UN proposes that this is an underlying issue facing the 1.1 billion girls living today: they are not being…

Obituary - Steve Lawn

Obituary – Steve Lawn

Obituary – Steve Lawn It is with great sadness that we share the news with you that our friend and colleague, Professor Stephen Lawn, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cape Town, has died at age 50. Steve Lawn was very well known in South Africa and internationally…

Ground-breaking HIV Study Results

Starting antiretroviral treatment early has substantial health benefits for those living with HIV. The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) Clinical Trials Unit has been a major participant in an important international clinical trial.  The results were released on 27th May and will have a considerable impact on the management of HIV treatment in the future.…

Partnership with Alere Africa

Tom Lindsay, President of Alere Africa, has signed an agreement to sponsor the Tutu Teen Truck mobile unit (formerly the Tutu Treater).   He is seen here with DTHF Youth Centre interns, Ntokoza Stofile, Phutuma Thole and Keziah Quimpe, with Professor Linda-Gail Bekker. Currently Cape Town is experiencing not only an HIV but also a STI…