Anova is recognised for its innovative responses, thought leadership and research in HIV
Who We Are
The Anova Health Institute is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life are what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most. With a specific focus on HIV, our work is built on a foundation of research to ensure that funds are focused where we can make the most difference.

Much of our work has centred in South Africa, where Anova is a trusted partner of the Department of Health. We are committed to bolstering the public healthcare system through skills building, improved recordkeeping and monitoring, management training and improved client flow. By identifying opportunities to enhance public health, we are making significant contributions to sustainable healthcare infrastructure.

Our teams throughout South Africa are also actively involved in community outreach, support, engagement and awareness, and educational campaigns.

Our areas of medical expertise include surveillance in key populations, clinical and social research, elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, TB and HIV care and treatment (including paediatric, adolescent and adult care), health systems strengthening (mHealth, supply chain management, quality improvement and management training), eye care and mental health. Findings are disseminated through academic journals, training, conferences, seminars and workshops.
As South Africa’s HIV epidemic matures, Government is instituting increasingly comprehensive forms of care. Anova supports Governments bold initiatives through technical assistance and direct service delivery to ensure increased access and efficient and high quality services.

Providing health systems strengthening support in three districts: Regions C, D, E and G in the City of Johannesburg and Sedibeng District in the Vaal Triangle (Gauteng), Mopani and Capricorn (Limpopo) and Cape Winelands (Western Cape), we support over 500 facilities, with more than 800 000 people on anti-retroviral therapy (ART). We have tested more than 2 750 000 people in the last financial year.

Anova employs over 3000 people, more than 72% female and a broadly representative mix of South Africa’s race groups and compliant with the Employment Equity (EE) regulations.

Anova has established a progressive corporate governance framework and seeks to build trust, support and innovation into all aspects of its operations. A board of directors guides Anova’s activities in relation to its constitution and vision.
Vision & Mission
To be the leading organisation in innovative health programmes that result in positive health outcomes
Core Values
Excellence, Trust, People, Innovation, Expertise
We believe that everyone has the right to excellent health
Board of Directors
René Kenosi
Board Chair
Helen Struthers
Chief Executive Officer
Moyahabo Mabitsi
Executive Manager
Mikateko Shisana
Lead Independent Director
Anova Board MemberLiesl Lintvelt
Non-executive Director
Annabel Lebethe
Non-executive Director
Julian du Plessis
Non-executive Director
Annual Reports
Integrated Annual Report 2020
Last year, I started my report by saying that 2018-19 had been defined by the USAID/PEPFAR programme “Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic” – APACE. This year, 2019-20, has been defined by COVID-19. Although our financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September, and the pandemic only reached our shores in early 2020, it is impossible to think of this reporting year in terms of anything but 
Integrated Annual Report 2019
The year 2018-19 was defined by APACE – a five-year grant programme by the US Government to fight HIV. APACE stands for “Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic”. Never has an acronym been more apt. Although we continued work on other key programmes, such as JabSmart and LINKAGES, the demands placed on the organisation by APACE permeated all of our functions and activities.
Integrated Annual Report 2018
2017-18 was a year of consolidation, completion and, paradoxically, preparation for the Anova Health Institute. As a number of grants and their associated programmes came to an end, we reflected on what we have learned and achieved through these initiatives, many of which were pioneering and unorthodox when they launched.
Integrated Annual Report 2017
2017 marked a turning point in South Africa’s response to the HIV epidemic, with over half of the 7 million people living with HIV now receiving antiretroviral treatment. While this is welcome progress, we are still a long way from reaching the global 90-90-90 targets. Anova continues to partner with government health services and communities to reach these targets – with over 750 000 people tested for HIV in supported facilities and over 60 000 people starting antiretroviral treatment in the last year. Click below to read our 2017 Integrated Report to find out more about the work we did this past year.
Integrated Annual Report 2016
2016 has been a busy year for Anova and have continued to reach milestones in our work in healthcare solutions. We have continued to implement projects in line with our 2016/2017 strategy, but have seen some major changes in the way in which some projects are structured. Our key successes from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016 are highlighted in this report.
Integrated Annual Report 2015
Anova continues to extend our technical assistance and service programmes across South Africa. This report provides details on our work and the way in which we interact with and support South African health services.

Read more on Anova’s achievements in the health sector during 2015
Integrated Annual Report 2014
Anova continues to play a pivotal role in health systems strengthening, developing innovative solutions to support the country’s health agenda.

Anova’s current work is focusing on implementing and delivering our major grants in Health Systems Strengthening and Key Population activities, including transitioning from the direct service delivery model to a technical assistance approach.

Read more on what Anova has achieved in the health sector in 2014.
PAIA Manual
In compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Anova’s PAIA Manual
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Research Financial Disclosure And Conflict Of
Interest Policy
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Research Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy
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Whistleblower Policy
The Anova Health institute aims to comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to work performance, asset management, accounting, internal controls and auditing matters and to require its staff and Board members to do likewise.

Concerns can be communicated to the KPMG Whistle-blower hotline at the below contact points:

Hotline at 0800 201 104
Hotpost at BNT 371, P O Box 14671, Sinoville, 0129
Hotfax at number 0800 200 796
Hotmail at e-mail address hotline@kpmg.co.za
Webmail at http://www.thornhill.co.za/kpmgfaircallreport

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