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Anova’s New Funding to Accelerate Programs to Control HIV in South Africa

The Anova Health Institute is proud to announce that it has received a five-year PEPFAR grant through USAID’s APACE activity (Accelerating Program Achievements to Control the Epidemic). This work will contribute to HIV epidemic control in South Africa and empower Anova to rapidly scale-up programs that alleviate the burden of HIV and TB.

Anova launched this ambitious, achievable and target-driven program on the 1st of October 2018, aligning with PEPFAR’s aim to support South Africa’s National Strategic Plan for HIV and TB and the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals to end AIDS. The ANOVA\APACE Program aims to accelerate and sustain epidemic control in the target districts through a data-driven, people-centred and evidence-informed approach.

The ANOVA\APACE Program will work in partnership with the Departments of Health in the City of Johannesburg and Sedibeng in Gauteng, and Mopani and Capricorn districts in Limpopo. Anova is already a trusted partner of the Department of Health (DoH), strengthening health systems through direct service delivery and technical assistance. Anova’s innovative response has enabled increased access to quality services.

By rolling out this collaborative effort, the program will contribute to South Africa’s vision of an additional two million people being started on HIV treatment by 2020. The ANOVA\APACE Program will identify over 400 000 people living with HIV, who are HIV-positive and not in care, through HIV testing services and community mobilisation and initiate them on antiretroviral treatment.

The ANOVA\APACE Program will be centrally led by Anova COO Dr Helen Struthers, supported by a strong team of program managers who will take the complex and multifaceted operations forward.

Dr Moyahabo Mabitsi, Executive Manager of Public Health Programs at Anova, is excited by this generous new grant, adding: “This will enable Anova to work with government to provide appropriate and targeted treatment and care services that are responsive to the needs of communities and clients. I’m grateful for the opportunity that PEPFAR and USAID have given Anova to accelerate efforts towards reaching HIV epidemic control.”

Being able to rapidly expand these interventions builds on Anova’s strengths and experience in this field, capitalising on the success of the comprehensive HIV support that dedicated Anova staff has provided in South Africa since 2001.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.

The Anova Health Institute NPC is a South African non-profit organisation aiming to empower people and change lives by identifying opportunities and innovative solutions for HIV services and public health challenges.

For more information:
Sibu Mazaiwana
Marketing Coordinator, Anova Health Institute
mazaiwana@anovahealth.co.za
+27 11 581 5000