News From Anova

12th May 2021
Celebrating International Nurses’ Day with Anova Health Institute Nurses

International Nurses' Day takes place each year on the 12th of May to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to celebrate the nursing profession. In the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses all over the world were in the frontline and are still continuing to save our communities. As we celebrate this year’s […]

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6th May 2021
“The process was both amazing and unbelievable.” Susan Kekana talks about her experience with the COVID–19 vaccine.

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed everyone’s life but with the new vaccine being rolled out, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Amanda Ndlangisa recently spoke to Anova Health Institute’s Susan Kekana, Executive Director Government Relations, who recently got vaccinated. Kekana shares her experience. How did the […]

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12th Apr 2021
Anova Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

The Board of Directors of the Anova Health Institute NPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Helen Struthers as Joint Chief Executive Officer of Anova with effect from April 2021. Dr Struthers, who will join Prof James McIntyre as Joint CEO, has many years’ experience in leading large grant-funded public health and research […]

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24th Feb 2021
“The vaccine is like any other needle prick” Dr Natasha Davies talks about her experience with the COVID – 19 vaccine

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed everyone’s life. We now all have to adjust to a new normal but with the new vaccine being rolled out, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. We spoke to Anova Health Institute’s HIV Specialist, Dr Natasha Davies, who recently got […]

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Latest Vacancies

9th Jun 2021
Head of Division - MH/0003/21

City of Johannesburg - Permanent: We are looking for a dynamic Senior Medical Practitioner Doctor who will be responsible for overall management & oversight of the Anova APACE programme in the City of Johannesburg. Together with the District Programme Managers &their teams, the successful candidate will provide overall programme leadership, as well as develop & monitor various projects aimed at achieving set programme targets.

4th Jun 2021
HIV Testing Services (HTS) Manager - OD/00052/21

Limpopo Province - Permanent: We are looking for an HTS Manager to provide strategic oversight for the HTS component of our HIV programme, including support and supervision of all programme staff and reporting as required, including HTS Improvement at hospital level, primary healthcare facilities and HTS Implementation at community level sites (such as FET colleges).

4th Jun 2021
Deputy Programme Manager: Quality TB/HIV Services - OD/00051/21

Limpopo Province - Permanent: We are looking for a dynamic Senior Health Professional with experience working in the Public Health sector within HIV/TB/PMTCT programmes to join our team as the Deputy Programme Manager: Quality TB/HIV services. The incumbent will assist the Programme Manager to manage the implementation of Anova’s 90-90-90 strategy, including work plan activities in line with 90-90-90 targets, and to support the Capricorn District with the 90-90-90 District Implementation Plan process and monitoring of monthly and quarterly performance.

"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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