News From Anova

17th Sep 2020
TB & COVID-19, what you need to know

In June 2020, the Western Cape health department released data stating that people with TB have a two to three-fold increased risk of dying of COVID-19.  The department also found that just over half of COVID-19 deaths were due to diabetes. In contrast, about one in 10 fatalities from the new coronavirus were due to being HIV positive and 2% were […]

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24th Aug 2020
Thembisa mother and daughter linked to HIV services and support with help from USAID/PEFAR and The ELMA Foundation programs

In May 2020, Rorisang, a mother of four girls from Thembisa took her 6-year-old daughter to Thulani Clinic to treat a burn wound. Rorisang is HIV positive and upon checking the child’s file the ANOVA\APACE and ELMA Counsellor and Linkage Officer realised that the child had not previously tested for HIV. In addition, when the […]

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31st Jul 2020
What do SUPERHEROES look like?

A wonderful tribute to all our SUPERHEROES working on the frontlines of this pandemic. Star appearance by our very own Daleen Carolissen in Cape Town! WE THANK YOU ALL!

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27th Jul 2020
18-year-old woman confronts substance abuse through USAID/PEPFAR HIV program, The ELMA Foundation and CBO collaboration

Refilwe from Orlando, Soweto, presented with a high HIV viral load in January 2020 during her visit at Orlando clinic. An HIV viral load is the amount of HIV measured in a volume of blood. Refilwe had a history of interrupting her Antiretroviral treatment (ART) treatment and missing her clinic appointments. Given that the goal […]

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Latest Vacancies

22nd Sep 2020
Buyer – Ref No: BL/00009/20

Johannesburg - Fixed Term: Anova is looking for a skilled Buyer to ensure that appropriate controls are in place and execution of best procurement practices are implemented within the department.

17th Sep 2020
Head of Division Strategic Information (SI) - Ref No: GS/00098/20

Johannesburg – Permanent: Anova is seeking a Head of Division for Strategic Information (SI) to lead and manage Anova’s M&E, Public Health and Reporting streams. Responsibilities include providing leadership and directions for all SI to ensure a data driven approach through sound data analysis and to provide feedback to the implementation teams for focused interventions. The Head of Division will liaise with relevant SI technical advisers and counterparts at various levels in the Department of Health (DOH).

17th Sep 2020
Senior Technical Advisor: M&E - Ref No:GS/00097/20

Johannesburg – Permanent: The Senior Technical Advisor M&E will lead Anova’s data collection efforts by providing guidance and tools to ensure that quality data are collected and reported in an efficient and effective manner. The Advisor will guide and mentor Anova M&E staff and liaise with Department of Health (DoH) counterparts to improve information management oversight, driving continuous quality improvement within data management for reporting.

"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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