Anova is recognised for its innovative responses, thought leadership and research in HIV
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 and Sedibeng District in the Vaal Triangle (Gauteng), Mopani and Capricorn (Limpopo) and Cape Winelands (Western Cape), we support over 500 facilities, with more than 800 000 people on anti-retroviral therapy (ART). We have tested more than 2 750 000 people in the last financial year.

Anova employs over 3000 people, more than 72% female and a broadly representative mix of South Africa’s race groups and compliant with the Employment Equity (EE) regulations.

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.

Excellent health for all
To improve people’s lives and increase access to quality healthcare through innovative solutions, building on scientific evidence and productive partnerships.
We believe that all people have the right to excellent health.





Board of Directors
Helen Struthers
Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Joseph
Chief Operating Officer
Moyahabo Mabitsi
Chief Medical Director
Annabel Lebethe
Non-executive Director
Liesl Lintvelt
Non-executive Director
Julian du Plessis
Non-executive Director
Sipho KabaneSipho Kabane
Non-executive Director
Cyprian TeffoCyprian Teffo
Non-executive Director
Annual Reports
Anova - A Tale Of Innovation And Excellence
You could be forgiven for thinking the name “Anova” was chosen for its scientific connections – it is shorthand for “analysis of variance”. But you would be wrong. Inspired branding was to become a hallmark of Anova, and the choice of a name was the first indication of marketing flair.

“Anova” had a modern, innovative ring to it, and was near the top of any alphabetical listing. “Anova Health Institute” suggested professionalism and an established organisation, critical for differentiating it from small, community-based not-for-profit organisations.
Integrated Annual Report 2022
As we complete the year, COVID-19 has thankfully receded into the background, but it is still with us and we are not complacent, hence retaining our vaccination mandate. Having weathered a crisis like the pandemic, we have emerged with a new perspective. We made adaptations that enabled us to continue working during a health crisis, and some of those adjustments have proven to be worth retaining.

At the same time, this was a year of reconnection, which was welcome. We have enjoyed meeting face to face again, seeing our colleagues, and carrying out “live” trainings. Patients have been coming back to the clinics. It was also a year of consolidation.
Integrated Annual Report 2021
This year marks the halfway point of the USAID funded APACE programme, “Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic”, which runs from 2018-2023. The second year of APACE, 2019- 20, was noteworthy, “even extraordinary”, because of the COVID-19 pandemic that defined 2020 globally. The pandemic continued into 2021 – but by the start of our financial year (1 October) we had learned to live with it. The systems we put in place to accommodate government COVID-19 protocols and the needs of our employees were robust and stood up to the continued pressure of living with a pandemic. Our IT Department did a stellar job of enabling staff to work from home, where roles permitted, but it was time to contemplate a return to the office, in a managed and safe way. Remote working can be isolating, and we were concerned about the mental health of our staff. Employee wellbeing became a focus for the year.
Integrated Annual Report 2020
Last year, I started my report by saying that 2018-19 had been defined by the USAID/PEPFAR programme “Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic” – APACE. This year, 2019-20, has been defined by COVID-19. Although our financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September, and the pandemic only reached our shores in early 2020, it is impossible to think of this reporting year in terms of anything but 
Integrated Annual Report 2019
The year 2018-19 was defined by APACE – a five-year grant programme by the US Government to fight HIV. APACE stands for “Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic”. Never has an acronym been more apt. Although we continued work on other key programmes, such as JabSmart and LINKAGES, the demands placed on the organisation by APACE permeated all of our functions and activities.
Integrated Annual Report 2018
2017-18 was a year of consolidation, completion and, paradoxically, preparation for the Anova Health Institute. As a number of grants and their associated programmes came to an end, we reflected on what we have learned and achieved through these initiatives, many of which were pioneering and unorthodox when they launched.
Integrated Annual Report 2017
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.
Integrated Annual Report 2016
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.
Integrated Annual Report 2015
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
Integrated Annual Report 2014
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.
PAIA Manual
In compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Anova’s PAIA Manual
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Research Financial Disclosure And Conflict Of
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Research Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy
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Whistleblower Policy
The Anova Health institute aims to comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to work performance, asset management, accounting, internal controls and auditing matters and to require its staff and Board members to do likewise.

Concerns can be communicated to the KPMG Whistle-blower hotline at the below contact points:

Hotline at 0800 201 104
Hotpost at BNT 371, P O Box 14671, Sinoville, 0129
Hotfax at number 0800 200 796
Hotmail at e-mail address hotline@kpmg.co.za
Webmail at http://www.thornhill.co.za/kpmgfaircallreport

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