Who We Are
The Anova Health Institute is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life are what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most. With a specific focus on HIV, our work is built on a foundation of research to ensure that funds are focused where we can make the most difference.
Much of our work has centred in South Africa, where Anova is a trusted partner of the Department of Health. We are committed to bolstering the public healthcare system through skills building, improved recordkeeping and monitoring, management training and improved client flow. By identifying opportunities to enhance public health, we are making significant contributions to sustainable healthcare infrastructure.
Our teams throughout South Africa are also actively involved in community outreach, support, engagement and awareness, and educational campaigns.
Our areas of medical expertise include surveillance in key populations, clinical and social research, elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, TB and HIV care and treatment (including paediatric, adolescent and adult care), health systems strengthening (mHealth, supply chain management, quality improvement and management training), eye care and mental health. Findings are disseminated through academic journals, training, conferences, seminars and workshops.
As South Africa’s HIV epidemic matures, Government is instituting increasingly comprehensive forms of care. Anova supports Governments bold initiatives through technical assistance and direct service delivery to ensure increased access and efficient and high quality services.
Providing health systems strengthening support in three districts: Regions C, D, E and G in the City of Johannesburg (Gauteng), Mopani (Limpopo) and Cape Winelands (Western Cape), we support over 200 health facilities where we have tested more than 1 million people for HIV and over 400 000 on ART in these facilities.
Anova employs over 700 people, more than 60% female and a broadly representative mix of South Africa’s race groups.
Anova has established a progressive corporate governance framework and seeks to build trust, support and innovation into all aspects of its operations. A board of directors guides Anova’s activities in relation to its constitution and vision. The board is chaired by Joel Dikgole and includes relevant sub-committees and checks and balances for risk and growth management.
2017 marked a turning point in South Africa’s response to the HIV epidemic, with over half of the 7 million people living with HIV now receiving antiretroviral treatment. While this is welcome progress, we are still a long way from reaching the global 90-90-90 targets. Anova continues to partner with government health services and communities to reach these targets – with over 750 000 people tested for HIV in supported facilities and over 60 000 people starting antiretroviral treatment in the last year. Click below to read our 2017 Integrated Report to find out more about the work we did this past year.
2016 has been a busy year for Anova and have continued to reach milestones in our work in healthcare solutions. We have continued to implement projects in line with our 2016/2017 strategy, but have seen some major changes in the way in which some projects are structured. Our key successes from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016 are highlighted in this report.
Anova continues to extend our technical assistance and service programmes across South Africa. This report provides details on our work and the way in which we interact with and support South African health services.
Read more on Anova’s achievements in the health sector during 2015.
Anova continues to play a pivotal role in health systems strengthening, developing innovative solutions to support the country’s health agenda.
Anova’s current work is focusing on implementing and delivering our major grants in Health Systems Strengthening and Key Population activities, including transitioning from the direct service delivery model to a technical assistance approach.
Read more on what Anova has achieved in the health sector in 2014.