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Anova took part in the Southern African AIDS Conference (SA AIDS 2017),  June 13-15, 2017 in Durban, South Africa, where we presented some highlights of our work as achieved in partnership with the Department of Health and various organisations across the country. We are working hard as a district development support partner to improve access […]
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Anova makes use of ESRI’s ArcGIS mapping software to assist in identifying where to focus HIV diagnostic and treatment services. Using GIS to visualise service provision allows easy identification of areas with the greatest gap in care where services are most needed. GIS is therefore a key component of evidence-based decision making, guiding service delivery and […]
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Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide a promising health structure to improve the HIV programme by the prevention of HIV infection, linkage of patients to care, ART adherence support, and by identifying individuals with treatment failure. Anova Health Institute is supporting the Department of Health in implementing the CHW programme with regards to HIV, TB, and […]
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South Africa has the largest paediatric HIV treatment programme in the world, with over 160 000 HIV infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART).  The provision of high quality care for these children is dependent, among other factors, on an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and to this end, the South African National Department of Health […]
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In 2014, Anova held its 3rd Annual Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Symposium on Mastering Effectiveness and Efficiency in HSS. This detailed conference report offers you detailed insight into what came out of the seminar.   Effective and efficient health systems in South Africa are critical if improvements in healthcare are to be achieved in accordance […]
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An article on Molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in rural South Africa was recently published in the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Prof. Remco Peters from Anova explored remote, molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum transported using PrimeStore® Molecular Transport Medium (PS-MTM) and compared it to settings where microscopy or Xpert® MTB/RIF […]
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Anova was proud to be a part of the 5th Sustainable Rural Health Research (SRHR) event in March 2015, hosted by Anova, the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, SURMEPI, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Stellenbosch University. The SRHR started in 2009 as a relatively small group of individuals sharing a passion for rural health. Today […]
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Recently, a paper by Prof Remco Peters from Anova was published in the BMJ Journal on Molecular epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis in Mopani District, in South Africa. Abstract Objectives: Recently, we reported a high prevalence (16%) of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections among women in a rural setting in South Africa. Molecular epidemiological studies on C. […]
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Prof Remco Peters was part of a study that looked at Mycoplasma genitalium infection in women. Abstract: Remnant specimens from 601 women obtained in a cross-sectional study from rural South Africa were tested for Mycoplasma genitalium. Overall, 10.8% of women were infected with M. genitalium either in the vagina or in the rectum. Macrolide resistance, […]
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The Johannesburg Metro Health District in partnership with the Anova Health Institute, is proud to host a one day workshop on PHC Re-engineering on March 16. The workshop aims to engage all the stakeholders in the district including the developmental PEPFAR partners on the strategy of PHC Re-engineering in an effort to strengthen implementation in […]
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