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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. 

6th Jul 2021
All about the PWID JabSmart program

Nkosinathi Zuma, Project Manager at Anova Health Institute, gives more insight on what the program is about, what it has achieved so far and the program's future plans. What is Anova Health Institute role in this program? Anova provides specialized healthcare services for PWIDs in the Johannesburg Health District and Sedibeng District. Anova collaborates with […]

12th May 2021
Celebrating International Nurses’ Day with Anova Health Institute Nurses

International Nurses' Day takes place each year on the 12th of May to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to celebrate the nursing profession. In the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses all over the world were in the frontline and are still continuing to save our communities. As we celebrate this year’s […]

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 […]

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