News From Anova

14th Jul 2020
WITS’ students help 13 USAID/PEPFAR supported clinics to prepare for spike in COVID-19 cases

In March 2020, the Anova Health Institute Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic (ANOVA\APACE) program in City of Johannesburg, approached the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) with the view to enrol medical students in a COVID-19 disaster management volunteer initiative. The aim of the initiative was to provide Masters and PHD students from the […]

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6th Jul 2020
Young woman recovers from an HIV related illness with intervention from USAID/PEPFAR and Department of Health

Bokang Molepo, a 21-year-old woman from Mopani, was diagnosed with HIV at 9 years old and was immediately put onto antiretroviral treatment (ART).  

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25th Jun 2020
5-year-old returns to care with support from USAID/PEPFAR and Department of Social Development

After the death of her mother, Ndivuwo who is 5 years old and her two siblings have been staying with their Grandparents residing in Giyani. The family stays quite a distance away from the nearest clinic and, due to financial constraints, were unable to travel to the health facility for regular check-ups for 20 months. […]

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22nd May 2020
Keep your kids safe as they return to school

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga recently announced that schools will be opening for grade 7 and 12 learners as of 1 June 2020. South Africa has seen a jump in numbers in the past few weeks, at the time this article was published, SA’s numbers were sitting at just over 19 000 with infected cases. Our […]

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Latest Vacancies

14th Jul 2020
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Ref No: KM0003/20

City of Johannesburg – Fixed Term Contract: We are looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who will support the implementation of the programme’s data and health information quality management plan, working with assigned facilities and sub district teams to optimize use of data to improve the effectiveness of the local data information.

14th Jul 2020
Decanting Coordinator - Ref No: KM0001/20

City of Johannesburg - Fixed Term Contract: We are looking for experienced and organized Decanting Coordinators support the decongestion of facilities through supervising and overseeing activities run by Decanting Mentors aimed implementing repeat prescription collection strategies (RPCS) – adherence clubs, spaced fast lane appointments and decentralized medicine options for patients on chronic treatment, targeting those that are stable.

14th Jul 2020
Clinical Nurse Practitioner - Ref No: KM0002/20   

City of Johannesburg - Fixed Term Contract: We are looking for Clinical Nurse Practitioners who will provide technical assistance, capacity-building and health system strengthening support to Department of Health (DoH) to initiate and enhance the roll-out of various services related to HIV and TB programmes.

"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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