News From Anova

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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25th Aug 2021
The connection between TB and HIV

According to research, people living with HIV are more likely than others to become sick with tuberculosis (TB). This is because HIV weakens the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight TB germs.

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10th Aug 2021
Testing for HIV? Don’t leave children and teenagers behind this Child Health Month

August marks Child Health Month, and our focus this year is testing children and teenagers for HIV. Amanda Ndlangisa sat down with Dr Melanie Collins, Technical Advisor: Paediatrics and Adolescents at Anova Health Institute, who highlights the importance of people knowing their HIV status, especially children.

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Latest Vacancies

17th Sep 2021
Finance Manager - GS/00382/21

Johannesburg - Permanent: The Financial Manager is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of recording and concise reporting of financial information of APACE in terms of donor and statutory requirements. The incumbent will support the office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (to whom they will report) and other business units as required.

3rd Aug 2021
Clinical Nurse Practitioner - MS/00006/21

Cape Town - Permanent: We are looking for a Clinical Nurse Practitioner to support initiation of HIV infected clients on ART, PrEP, STI treatment, NIMART mentoring and ensure full implementation of the 90 90 90 activities.

30th Jul 2021
Management Accountant - FM/00074/21

Parktown, Johannesburg - Fixed Term Contract (6 months due to specific project support): We are looking for an experienced Management Accountant who will be responsible for the management accounting functions and adhering to the organisations financial policies and procedures.

"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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