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The Aurum Institute - Attending Africa Health Congress

24 May 2016
The Aurum Institute - Attending Africa Health Congress

  THE AURUM INSTITUTE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR'S AFRICA HEALTH CONGRESS 8-10 JUNE 2016

SABC Newsroom - Dr. Mpho Maraisane MMC Interview

11 May 2016
SABC Newsroom - Dr. Mpho Maraisane MMC Interview

  MALE CIRCUMCISION RAPIDLY GAINING IN POPULARITY – Watch Dr Mpho Maraisane Interview

Public Health Association of South Africa | Conference 2016

06 May 2016
Public Health Association of South Africa | Conference 2016

  19 - 22 September 2016 | East London International Convention Centre

Registration is now open for the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health

12 April 2016
Registration is now open for the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health

  Registration for the 2016 Union World Conference is now open. Individuals and groups that register by 10 May benefit from discounted early registration rates. Additional discounts are also offered...

Dr Charalambous on Health Talk - SABC

22 March 2016
Dr Charalambous on Health Talk - SABC

  Dr Salome Charalambous – Director of Research at The Aurum Institute was interviewed on one of the country’s leading health shows.

Aurum’s Dr Waasila interviewed on SABC 3

22 March 2016
Aurum’s Dr Waasila interviewed on SABC 3

  Recently, Dr Waasila Jassat, a Technical Adviser at The Aurum Institute was interviewed on An Nur, The Light show. The interview focused on TB, the cause and treatment of...

Bytes Helps The Aurum Institute Improve Data Management

14 March 2016
Bytes Helps The Aurum Institute Improve Data Management

  Software custom developed by Bytes helped The Aurum Institute improve data quality captured in the field, providing a complete solution for managing the entire data life cycle across multiple...

Nurse-led Empirical TB Treatment For HIV Patients Does Not Reduce Death, Hospitalization

14 March 2016
Nurse-led Empirical TB Treatment For HIV Patients Does Not Reduce Death, Hospitalization

  Dr Alison Grant, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and The Aurum Institute presented at the CROI 2016 Conference, that ‘Empirical TB treatment – treating without...

Aurum Contributes Towards World Aids Day

03 December 2015
Aurum Contributes Towards World Aids Day

  South Africa and the rest of the world marked World Aids Day on the 1st of December and this year the South African government and its various stakeholders focused...

Aurum Touching Lives Through Life Changing Projects

24 November 2015
Aurum Touching Lives Through Life Changing Projects

  In its 17 years of existence The Aurum Institute is constantly seeking to improve the health of people and communities through innovative integration of systems.

Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)

04 November 2015
Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)

  A report notes that TB rates sky-rocketed in the 1990s fuelled by the HIV epidemic, and warns of a similar situation with diabetes-related TB.

Almost Quarter of TB Cases Drug Resistant

29 October 2015
Almost Quarter of TB Cases Drug Resistant

  Cape Town - The world may be losing the war against the rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The World Health Organisations (WHO) latest TB report says that almost a...

Bulk of world’s MDR-TB cases undiagnosed – WHO

29 October 2015
Bulk of world’s MDR-TB cases undiagnosed – WHO

The world may be losing the war against the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) as the bulk of patients with multidrug-resistant TB go undiagnosed, according to the World Health Organisations's...

Aurum represented at the Society for Clinical Data Management annual conference

18 September 2015
Aurum represented at the Society for Clinical Data Management annual conference

  Aurum’s Data Management department was represented at the Society for Clinical Data Management annual conference that was held in Washington DC, at the end of September 2015.    ...

Aurum’s Latest Publication: Xpert MTB/RIF versus sputum microscopy as the initial diagnostic test for tuberculosis: a cluster-randomised trial embedded in South African roll-out of Xpert MTB/RIF

29 July 2015
Aurum’s Latest Publication: Xpert MTB/RIF versus sputum microscopy as the initial diagnostic test for tuberculosis: a cluster-randomised trial embedded in South African roll-out of Xpert MTB/RIF

BACKGROUND: In South Africa, sputum smear microscopy has been replaced with Xpert MTB/RIF as the initial diagnostic test for tuberculosis. In a pragmatic parallel cluster-randomised trial, we evaluated the effect...

Aurum study on hospitals adhering to TB guidelines in the Sowetan newspaper

21 July 2015
Aurum study on hospitals adhering to TB guidelines in the Sowetan newspaper

A study by Aurum Institute researcher Dr Kerrigan McCarthy‚ published on Monday in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease‚ concluded that all health workers in hospitals need to...

37 000 clients circumcised and still counting…the Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic

21 July 2015
37 000 clients circumcised and still counting…the Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic

With more than 37 000 client already circumcised, the Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic keeps expanding with the vision of circumcising even more clients. The clinic was recently visited by...

WMMHC featured in Daily Sun

20 July 2015
WMMHC featured in Daily Sun

The Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic was recently featured in South Africa’s most read daily newspaper, Daily Sun, which has over 5.6million readers. The article focused on the clinic offering...

Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic proudly servicing our people

01 July 2015
Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic proudly servicing our people

The South African National Department of Health (NDoH) has implemented the MMC programme acknowledging the partial prevention value of MMC but recognising it as a key HIV combination prevention component.

Aurum commemorates World Aids Vaccine Day

24 June 2015
Aurum commemorates World Aids Vaccine Day

The Aurum Institute recently had an event to commemorate World Aids Vaccine Day (WAVD) at the organisation’s Tembisa Clinical Research Site.

HIV Clinical Trial

22 June 2015
HIV Clinical Trial

In the pursuit of constantly doing research to determine the best possible way to eliminate TB and HIV, The Aurum Institute, is currently busy with an HIV clinic trial which...

Lauren de Kock presentation at the 2015 Aids conference

18 June 2015
Lauren de Kock presentation at the 2015 Aids conference

Lauren de Kock, Aurum's Deputy-Director: Quality Improvement & Training at the 7th SA Aids Conference 2015. Her presentation was based on Quality Care Through Process Improvement.

Dr Dave Clark at the 2015 Aids conference

11 June 2015
Dr Dave Clark at the 2015 Aids conference

Dr Dave Clark, Deputy CEO at The Aurum Institute delivering his speech at the Aids Conference 2015 on "The CareCell Model - Providing an Additional 2.5m Patients on ART"

Aids vaccine day

18 May 2015

AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually on May 18. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the continued urgent need for a...

TB Tretment Trials

08 May 2015

The Aurum Institute Welkom Clinical Research Centre/ Kopano Department of Health Lejweleputswa MDR-TB Treatment Unit. The Aurum Institute, for the first time will collaborate with the Department of Health Kopano...

An initiative to extend access to a new TB drug

29 April 2015

At the WHO GLI/GDI Partners Forum in Geneva, Otsuka announced its “FighTBack Initiative” to enable access to a new drug for the management of MDR-TB patients. The plan is centred...

Business as usual at Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic after protest

19 March 2015

Residents of Tembisa, Winnie Mandela settlement, went on a rampage on the 17th of March after the “Red Ants” embarked on an exercise to reduce illegal electrical connections in the...

International Women's Day 2015

17 March 2015

This International Women’s Day, IAVI underscores the enormous toll that HIV/AIDS takes on millions of women and their families, communities and economies, and salutes four remarkable women at the center...

The Aurum Institute making a difference to those affected by Ebola

10 March 2015
The Aurum Institute making a difference to those affected by Ebola

Since the outbreak of Ebola early last year the World Health Organization has reported that there have been over 21 000 reported cases, of which almost 8 300 people died,...

Gel does not protect SA women from HIV

06 March 2015

The FACTS 001 study has shown that a vaginal gel containing tenofovir was not effective in preventing HIV among a large, diverse population of young women. The study found no...

“We cannot win the battle against AIDS if we do not also fight TB”

05 December 2014

The 1st of December is an important day globally as it sees the world come together and uniting against Aids. The day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite...

Celebrating 2530 Thol'impilo enrolments

27 October 2014

With a week to spare, the Thol’impilo team has exceeded their target of enrolling 2 500 study participants, and an additional 30 more participants. This achievement is a direct result...

TB trial carried out in South Africa finds new once-weekly treatment

23 October 2014

Research carried out by the Aurum Institute in Johannesburg, and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and School of Child and Adolescent Health,...

A champion of public health Dr Jassat joins Aurum

07 October 2014
A champion of public health Dr Jassat joins Aurum

Dr Waasila Jassat recently joined Aurum Institute as a Technical Adviser and will be part of the Health Service Management Department. Dr Jassat is a medical doctor by training and...

Quality Partnerships lead to 111 trained nurses

25 September 2014

The North West Department of Health (NWDH) and the Aurum Institute recently hosted a graduation ceremony to honour nurses that were successfully trained and mentored –in Nurse Initiated Management of...

Fogarty launches new program to spur mobile health innovations

25 September 2014

A new NIH program is awarding nearly $2.5 million to spur innovation in mobile communication technologies and software applications used in biomedical research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fogarty...

Aurum Institute accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

17 September 2014

The Aurum Institute is a caring organisation and has demonstrated this for the past 15 years. Recently, the organisation joined the many million people around the world and accepted the...

Southern African Clinicians Society conference

21 August 2014

Biennially the Southern African Clinicians Society hosts a conference which has a key focus on HIV. The last conference held in 2012 was a resounding success and was well attended....

Women’s Month ideal time to highlight benefits of Medical Male Circumcision

11 August 2014

Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) has been proved to lower men’s risks of being infected with HIV through heterosexual transmission, but its benefits to women have been largely overlooked or underestimated....

Aurum Limpopo team excels in international competition

06 August 2014

The Global Health Trials RSTMH recently held a competition in celebration of International Clinical Trials day. The first prize winner received an attendance for one, including flights and expenses, to...