News From Anova

9th Nov 2021
United States, Western Cape Department of Health sign 5-year Government-toGovernment agreement focused on HIV, TB, and COVID-19

The U.S. government, through USAID, and the Western Cape Department of Health on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, signed a historic Government-to-Government (G2G) agreement to implement initiatives specifically focused on driving towards HIV, TB, and COVID-19 epidemic control. The signing ceremony at the District Six Community Day Centre in Cape Town included Western Cape Premier, Alan […]

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14th Oct 2021
Your mental health matters

Fear and anxiety have gripped the globe in the past 19 months as COVID-19 took a toll on life, economies and society at large. The pandemic affected our lives in ways we could’ve never imagined, not only did it impact our finances, but it has taken a toll on some people's mental health too.

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17th Sep 2021
“We want our patients to know that they can restart treatment and come back to care anytime.” Dr Diana Mokoena

17 September marks World Patient Safety Day, a day to raise global awareness on the issues that patients come across. The biggest issue in the past 18 months, has been the lack of access to the clinics because of the pandemic. Earlier this year, Anova Health Institute launched an aggressive campaign to welcome patients back […]

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27th Aug 2021
Why I chose to get vaccinated

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed everyone’s life but with the vaccine being rolled out, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Amanda Ndlangisa recently spoke to two Anova Health Institute employees who recently got vaccinated.

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Latest Vacancies

29th Nov 2021
Cluster Manager - FS/00065/21

City of Cape Town - Permanent: We are looking for a dynamic Senior Medical Doctor and or Postgraduate qualified, Registered Professional Nurse with Primary Health Care specialty (Nurse Clinician); at least 6 years’ clinical practice experience post registration with HPCSA and or SANC working in the South African Public Health sector within HIV/TB/PMTCT programmes to join our team as the Cluster Manager. The incumbent will assist the Provincial Programme Manager with the management and implementation of Anova’s 90-90-90 strategy including the implementation of work plan activities in line with 90-90-90 targets in a cluster. The cluster manager will support the City of Johannesburg District with monitoring of performance (monthly & quarterly). 

25th Nov 2021
Clinical Advisor - FS/00059/21

City of Cape Town - Fixed Term for 6 months: We are looking for a Medical Officer or Senior Professional Nurse to provide technical, capacity building and health system strengthening support to enhance DoH’s ability at facility level to manage the treatment of HIV and related services to the public. The candidate must be able to provide expert technical expertise in the implementation of 90-90-90 strategy for TB/HIV/PMTCT, and to lead health system strengthening efforts of the HIV / Tuberculosis and PMTCT programme in Cape Town in close collaboration with the Department of Health and other relevant stakeholders. The candidate must also direct the implementation of the project’s health systems strengthening and quality improvement plan and oversee capacity building efforts in quality improvement activities for Anova and DOH staff in the supported district. The Clinical Advisor will be a member of a clinical / technical support team and will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide site support for the implementation, improvement and expansion of HIV and related public health care services. 

24th Nov 2021
Technical Advisor: TB/HIV/PMTCT - FS/00064/21

City of Cape Town - Permanent: We are looking for a Technical Advisor: TB/HIV/PMTCT to provide expert technical expertise in the implementation of 90-90-90 strategy for TB/HIV/PMTCT, and to lead health system strengthening efforts of the Tuberculosis and PMTCT programme in the Cape Town in close collaboration with the Department of Health and other relevant stakeholders. Support to the TB and PMTCT programme involves technical and operational support with regards to diagnosis, clinical management, and treatment of TB/PMTCT, TB infection control and TB preventive measures such as TPT. 

"Sometimes when we talk about public health we divorce it from the people that the health system is really helping. So we look at numbers and drugs and clinics, but in the end it’s about affecting the life of a mother and a baby; it’s about affecting the life of a young gay teenager who is scared to go into a clinic… That’s what Anova’s work is really about and that’s what our teams are doing so well."
~ Prof James McIntyre, CEO of Anova

Projects & Programmes

Anova has developed various projects in different parts of South Africa in an effort to bring their expertise to the community. A leading partner to the Department of Health, Anova has a reputation for innovative responses, thought leadership and research in HIV.
  • Yellow Dot Doctor

    The Yellow Dot Doctor campaign is an innovative approach of reaching doctors in private practice with education, sensitisation and awareness of MSM health information. The goal of the campaign is to ensure the uptake of services of MSM patients and ensure that doctors are appropriately screening, diagnosing and retaining MSM patients in care. The campaign is also on an awareness drive to inform MSM that these Yellow Dot Doctors exist, that can cater to their specific needs.

  • MyFutureFirst

    MyFutureFirst is a campaign that is part of the Anova / APACE program.

    The MyFutureFirst project aims to promote the sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of AGYW, by offering SRHR literacy and administering contraception in aid of the reduction of unplanned pregnancies and further STI including HIV infection and transmission. These interventions include HIV testing for AGYW and their male sex partners and cover issues of gender-based violence.

    The project markets the services of health facilities as well as encourages youth to pledge to put their future first – this is done through dialogues with youth and engagement with the MyFutureFirst communication channels. There is media coverage; live activations at ground level and online two-way engagement with the youth via the #MyFutureFirst Facebook page.

  • Health4Men

    The AnovaApace Program offers personal and confidential environments, designed to encourage the discussion of men’s most sensitive health issues, which are generally more complex than a simple check-up. This is a collaborative effort among specialists, health care workers, nurses, WBOT's and counsellors from a wide range of practices — all of them experienced in male-specific conditions.

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Our Funders and Partners
Anova Health Institute receives funds from a variety of agencies. Currently the major funder is the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through USAID  (United States Agency for International Development).
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