In 1998, Professor Gavin Churchyard 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 implement 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.
The Aurum Institute is a leading healthcare organisation that has been successfully battling the joint scourge of the HIV and TB for over 20 insightful years.
With our headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, we have grown from just 2 to over 2000 staff and in that time we have become an internationally recognized, global authority on HIV and TB treatment and prevention.
A healthcare influencer, locally and globally. Our organisation’s approach is dedicated to researching, supporting and implementing innovative, integrated and high impact programmes to eradicate HIV and TB.
It is estimated that we have already saved, locally, over 480,000 lives. Through our training, our research programmes, and our clinical research trials we have helped influence and advance new treatment protocols for HIV and TB and helped direct better public health policies and practices.
Our journey and success in the battle against TB have led us to embark on carefully increasing our footprint and our helping hand. The Aurum Institute has now opened new clinics and offices in Ghana and Mozambique and we are preparing to expand our highly experienced staff to be able to assist and ‘take up arms,” against TB on the global stage.
- Translational research that seeks to inform international and national policy and practice in TB, HIV and other diseases.
- Public Health and Health Systems management, Implementation and Technical Support.
- Clinical Reseach and Implementation Research.
- Quality Improvement and Training.
- Health and Pharmacy Services Management.
- Clinical Services.
- Data Management, Data Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation.
AURUM'S GOAL IS TO IMPACT GLOBAL HEALTH THROUGH INNOVATION, EVIDENCE, IMPLEMENTATION AND INTEGRATION.
92 000 Participants in over 50 research studies in pursuit of the best ways to eradicate HIV and TB:
- HIV Vaccines
- HIV Drugs
- TB Vaccines
- TB Drugs
- TB Epidemiology
- Basic Sciences
- Host-directed Therapy