28th Jun 2022
Commemorating Youth Month with Thulani Machere

Change in itself means growth, and in growth we transform, not only by the standards set by those that came before us, but by the very choices we make to continue fighting for an all-inclusive society where all of us have a voice.” Thulani Machere, Adolescent and Young People: Specialist at Anova Health Institute talks […]

24th Mar 2022
Commemorating World TB Day with Dr Bongile Mabilane

” Investing in TB starts with the realisation that as an individual, I have to screen myself, my family and immediate surroundings. And also, take stock on how I am influencing the compass away from stigma and discrimination. Collectively, when we all do so, we will be saving lives whether we recognise that or not.” […]

16th Feb 2022
Let’s talk about STIs

Taking care of one’s sexual health means regularly testing for HIV/STIs, taking PrEP or ART and accessing regular screenings. Many people may leave STIs untreated which can lead to health and relationship problems that make them and their partner more susceptible to other infections that can attack the immune system.  This is why, for STI/Condom […]

9th Nov 2021
United States, Western Cape Department of Health sign 5-year Government-toGovernment agreement focused on HIV, TB, and COVID-19

The U.S. government, through USAID, and the Western Cape Department of Health on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, signed a historic Government-to-Government (G2G) agreement to implement initiatives specifically focused on driving towards HIV, TB, and COVID-19 epidemic control. The signing ceremony at the District Six Community Day Centre in Cape Town included Western Cape Premier, Alan […]

14th Oct 2021
Your mental health matters

Fear and anxiety have gripped the globe in the past 19 months as COVID-19 took a toll on life, economies and society at large. The pandemic affected our lives in ways we could’ve never imagined, not only did it impact our finances, but it has taken a toll on some people's mental health too.

17th Sep 2021
“We want our patients to know that they can restart treatment and come back to care anytime.” Dr Diana Mokoena

17 September marks World Patient Safety Day, a day to raise global awareness on the issues that patients come across. The biggest issue in the past 18 months, has been the lack of access to the clinics because of the pandemic. Earlier this year, Anova Health Institute launched an aggressive campaign to welcome patients back […]

27th Aug 2021
Why I chose to get vaccinated

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed everyone’s life but with the vaccine being rolled out, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Amanda Ndlangisa recently spoke to two Anova Health Institute employees who recently got vaccinated.

25th Aug 2021
The connection between TB and HIV

According to research, people living with HIV are more likely than others to become sick with tuberculosis (TB). This is because HIV weakens the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight TB germs.

10th Aug 2021
Testing for HIV? Don’t leave children and teenagers behind this Child Health Month

August marks Child Health Month, and our focus this year is testing children and teenagers for HIV. Amanda Ndlangisa sat down with Dr Melanie Collins, Technical Advisor: Paediatrics and Adolescents at Anova Health Institute, who highlights the importance of people knowing their HIV status, especially children.

6th Jul 2021
United States, Western Cape Department of Health provide convenient “Collect & Go” e-lockers for chronic medication collection

The U.S. government, through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and implemented by USAID, and the Western Cape Department of Health are giving patients a safer, more convenient option for medication collection by installing “Collect & Go” e-lockers at health facilities across the Western Cape. 

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