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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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Dr Remco Peters and DR Kevin Rebe from Anova shared their recent research in sexual health to promote awareness and treatment of STIs in sub-Saharan Africa. Their research was published in most recent issue of International Innovation.
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Epidemiological data of genital chlamydia and gonorrhea, required to inform design and implementation of control programs, are limited for rural Africa. There are no data on the prevalence of rectal or pharyngeal infections among African women. Dr Remco Peters, clinical programme specialist at Anova, in collaboration with the VU University in Amsterdam and David Lewis […]
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