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11 December 2018

My Success Story - Chonice Le Roux, Aurum UnlockD Initiative Youth Learner

Chonice Le Roux is an Aurum UnlockD Initiative youth learner who has spent the last 2 months of the work experience component of her SETA at The Aurum Institute, working as a project assistant. Within little time she has grown significantly and she is proof of the impact and success of this project.

11 December 2018

The Aurum Institute Upskilling Unemployed Youth to Combat HIV & TB

The Aurum UnlockD Initiative is a collaborative project between The Aurum Institute and UnlockD, a youth talent development business focused on preparing young job seekers to kick-start their careers.

22 November 2018

Aurum African Youth Month

On the 1st November, organisations around the continent celebrated Africa Youth Day. Last year the African Union Heads of State and Government declared the theme for 2017 as ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth’.

17 October 2018

IMPAACT4TB at The Hague

The IMPAACT4TB partners meeting will be held on Oct 18-20th and will be hosted by KNCV, one of the 5 partners under the IMPAACT4TB project, at their offices in the Hague, The Netherlands.

06 October 2018

We Know How to Conquer Tuberculosis

Op-ed in The NY Times in line with a letter sent in by Aurum Institute's Professor Gavin Churchyard:
In 1962, the renowned epidemiologist George Comstock had a realization that would help rid modern America of one of the world’s enduring scourges. Despite the advent of antibiotics, tuberculosis had remained endemic in parts of the country.
05 October 2018

VOA News Health Chat (Audio Clip)

The Aurum Institute's Gavin Churchyard speaks to VOA News.
Health Chat is a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa. The show puts listeners directly in touch with guest medical professionals. It includes a weekly feature spot, health news and comments from listeners on health issues. The program is hosted by veteran health reporter Linord Moudou.
04 October 2018

Statement on UN High-Level Meeting on TB

When it comes to preventing TB, we can and must do better. Statement by Gavin Churchyard, CEO of Aurum Institute:
We’ve known how to prevent and treat TB for over 70 years. Yet, in 2017 an estimated 10 million people fell ill from the disease, and every day more than 4,000 people die from TB. Many of these deaths can be prevented.
04 October 2018

Together We Can Achieve Our Vision To Improve The Health of The Poor And End TB And HIV

Nelson Mandela called on the world to “make poverty history” and “to do more in the fight against AIDS by also fighting TB”. Poverty and TB are inextricably linked. In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “TB is the child of poverty, but also its parent and provider”.

02 October 2018

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Raises Hopes

But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist. A new vaccine to prevent tuberculosis in young people and adults has been announced. One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the New England Medical Journal, published the results of a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) trial on Tuesday.