Welcome to The Aurum Institute - A Leading African Health Impact Organisation

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Who We Are

“An unusually talented group of individuals helping eradicate TB and HIV from the world.”

- Professor Sten H Vermund, Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health, USA.

Taking a look back atthe history of Aurum

In 1998, Professor Gavin Churchyard (The Aurum Institute Group Chief Executive Officer & Chairman: Technical Expert Group) started The Aurum Institute in the mining town - Welkom, in the Free State Province of South Africa. Aurum Health Research started as a wholly owned subsidiary company of AngloGold Ashanti Health Services on the 18th of May 1998 and focused on meeting the needs of the AngloGold Ashanti with respect to TB, HIV and occupational lung diseases through epidemiology and implementing a research programme (Thibela), which became the first large-scale intervention of its kind, enrolling 80 000 participants.

The Aurum Institute was formed in 2005 when it gained its independence from AngloGold Ashanti Health Service and is a registered not for profit, public benefit organisation.