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6th May 2021
“The process was both amazing and unbelievable.” Susan Kekana talks about her experience with the COVID–19 vaccine.

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed everyone’s life but with the new vaccine being rolled out, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Amanda Ndlangisa recently spoke to Anova Health Institute’s Susan Kekana, Executive Director Government Relations, who recently got vaccinated. Kekana shares her experience. How did the […]

12th Apr 2021
Anova Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

The Board of Directors of the Anova Health Institute NPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Helen Struthers as Joint Chief Executive Officer of Anova with effect from April 2021. Dr Struthers, who will join Prof James McIntyre as Joint CEO, has many years’ experience in leading large grant-funded public health and research […]

24th Feb 2021
“The vaccine is like any other needle prick” Dr Natasha Davies talks about her experience with the COVID – 19 vaccine

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and changed everyone’s life. We now all have to adjust to a new normal but with the new vaccine being rolled out, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. We spoke to Anova Health Institute’s HIV Specialist, Dr Natasha Davies, who recently got […]

17th Sep 2020
TB & COVID-19, what you need to know

In June 2020, the Western Cape health department released data stating that people with TB have a two to three-fold increased risk of dying of COVID-19.  The department also found that just over half of COVID-19 deaths were due to diabetes. In contrast, about one in 10 fatalities from the new coronavirus were due to being HIV positive and 2% were […]

24th Aug 2020
Thembisa mother and daughter linked to HIV services and support with help from USAID/PEFAR and The ELMA Foundation programs

In May 2020, Rorisang, a mother of four girls from Thembisa took her 6-year-old daughter to Thulani Clinic to treat a burn wound. Rorisang is HIV positive and upon checking the child’s file the ANOVA\APACE and ELMA Counsellor and Linkage Officer realised that the child had not previously tested for HIV. In addition, when the […]

31st Jul 2020
What do SUPERHEROES look like?

A wonderful tribute to all our SUPERHEROES working on the frontlines of this pandemic. Star appearance by our very own Daleen Carolissen in Cape Town! WE THANK YOU ALL!

27th Jul 2020
18-year-old woman confronts substance abuse through USAID/PEPFAR HIV program, The ELMA Foundation and CBO collaboration

Refilwe from Orlando, Soweto, presented with a high HIV viral load in January 2020 during her visit at Orlando clinic. An HIV viral load is the amount of HIV measured in a volume of blood. Refilwe had a history of interrupting her Antiretroviral treatment (ART) treatment and missing her clinic appointments. Given that the goal […]

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 […]

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).  

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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