18th Oct 2015
HSS Symposium a huge success

On October 14-15, Anova hosted their  fourth annual Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) symposium at the Hyatt in Johannesburg. Its purpose, to expand knowledge and the understanding on the role of innovation in strengthening health systems, the symposium titled: INNOVATION MATTERS: Breakthrough innovations in a dynamic health system, was very well received. In Africa, where there […]

12th Oct 2015
Health department mulls new HIV treatment protocols

By Tamar Khan from Business Day... The Department of Health is weighing up the practical and financial implications of expanding HIV treatment to more people, following the release of new guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The guidelines recommend that patients start treatment as soon as they are diagnosed with HIV, rather than waiting […]

22nd Sep 2015
Community project leaves a legacy of love

When it started, volunteers named it “Boithato,” or “love” in Sesotho. Almost five years later, one of Mpumalanga’s few projects aimed at prevention HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) has shuttered its doors but for many men, it may have left a legacy of love. Launched in 2011 by the Johannesburg-based Anova […]

27th Aug 2015
Art For Anova

Anova Health Institute is looking to support local artists! Show us what you have (it can be a painting, a drawing or a photograph – basically anything that can be framed and hung on a wall) by posting a pic of your artwork and the dimensions of it on our Facebook page ( and we […]

15th Jul 2015
The goal of 15 million people on HIV treatment by 2015 has been met: UNAIDS

PRESS RELEASE: UNAIDS The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new […]

26th Jun 2015
Campaign bolsters bravery amongst men who have sex with men

Are you after a Bear that bares it all in a dark club? A Muscle-Mary with a penis as firm as his pecs? A Twink who takes it from a-top? A Drag Queen who dares to enter a darkroom? An After 9 who likes to give it from behind? A Sugar Daddy seeking out his […]

26th Jun 2015
Data visualisation wins best research poster at SA AIDS

Joshua Murphy from Anova’s Health Systems and Advisory Services team won Discovery Health’s Clinical Excellence Award: Best Research Poster at the SA AIDS conference in Durban in June. He plans to direct his award to a community-based organisation doing HIV prevention and treatment work. Joshua, who was surprised and proud at receiving the award, said: […]

19th Jun 2015
Durban AIDS conference

The 7th SA Conference took place from 9 to 12 June 2015 at the Durban International Convention centre (ICC). The conference showcased the progress the country has made in the fight against HIV and AIDS and highlight Durban’s position as a leading conferencing city. The Anova Health Institute presented 20 poster presentations and three oral […]

1st Apr 2015
Back to basics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Johannesburg Metro Health District, in partnership with Anova, hosted a successful one day symposium on Primary Healthcare (PHC) Re-engineering, where over 300 delegates attended. The workshop allowed stakeholders in the district, including developmental partners, PEPFAR, to enagage on the strategy for PHC Re-engineering in an effort to strengthen implementation in the district. The workshop centred […]

25th Feb 2015
Anova heralds new era in HIV prevention

The Anova Health Institute, the lead organisation addressing HIV among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa, welcomes the announcement of exciting developments regarding HIV prevention at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. The conference is currently taking place in Seattle, Washington. Researchers have confirmed the […]

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