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Preventative Tips

  • During Lockdown: STAY AT HOME!
    Coronavirus can affect anyone. Young or old, whatever your race or gender
  • Only go out for essentials (i.e. medication and food)
  • Taxis will only be allowed to transport people for these essential trips from 05:00 to 20:00
  • Remember:
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

News From Anova

16th Mar 2020
Coronavirus outbreak - a national state of disaster

As the World Health Organization has declared the CORONAVIRUS outbreak as a global pandemic, the South African Presidency has also declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act.  Following an extensive analysis of the progression of the disease worldwide and in South Africa, Cabinet has decided to take urgent and […]

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5th Feb 2020

As we have been made aware about the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, the South African Department of Health has assured the public that it’s adequately prepared for active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing and prevention of onward spread of Coronavirus infection. According to World Health Organization (WHO), the incubation period […]

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22nd Jan 2020
Same-day antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-infected adults in South Africa: Analysis of routine data

Abstract Same-day initiation (SDI) of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been recommended to improve ART programme outcomes in South Africa since August 2017. This study assessed implementation of SDI over time in two South African districts, describing the characteristics of same-day initiators and evaluating the impact of SDI on retention in ART care. Routine data were […]

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3rd Sep 2019
Keeping Men Strong and Healthy In Alexandra

Anova’s Health4men project and Johannesburg District Region E launched men’s health services at Riverpark Clinic in Alexandra on Friday, 30 August 2019.  The Anova Health Institute has developed extensive expertise in all areas of men sexual health over the years including HIV combination prevention and both sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV treatment. City of […]

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Latest Vacancies

2nd Apr 2020
Tracing officer - Ref No: OD004/20

Capricorn - Fixed Term Contract: We are looking for a Tracing Officer to do comparison of the Tier. Net missed appointment list and the source document (patient’s files) for verification. To improve adherence to care of TB/HIV patients to PHC facilities by tracing the missed appointment clients back to care telephonically through brief adherence counselling. To facilitate referral of all missed appointments of the TB/HIV programme who can’t be traced telephonically through the WBPHCOT. To give a detailed report of tracing done to facility managers per traced facility and do improvement plan.

23rd Mar 2020
Professional Nurse - Ref No: RM/00006/20

City of Johannesburg – Permanent: We are looking for a Professional Nurse to support initiation of HIV infected clients on ART and ensure full implementation of the 90 90 90 activities. The successful incumbent will be required to travel and work in various communities.

23rd Mar 2020
Compliance Officer - Ref No: BL/00007/20

Johannesburg – Permanent: We are looking for a Compliance Officer to provide assurance over the effectiveness of controls by monitoring compliance with statutory and donor requirements and the organisation’s 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, Campaigns & 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.
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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