22nd Sep 2014
Loeries notice Health4Men STI campaign

The Anova Health Institute’s innovative Health4Men project and NATIVE VML, a digital agency, recently took STI prevention to new heights by creating three giant tactical installations of condoms spelling the words HIV, Syphilis and Herpes on prominent walls in Cape Town. The initiative received a nod of approval in the advertising world by being nominated […]

12th Sep 2014
Cycling tour reaches out to the Gogos of Mopani

This past week, 20 cyclists from the Netherlands have been touring the Mopani area of Limpopo, donating blankets and bags made by the Orange Babies Granny Club in Holland and Warm The World in South Africa to the Gogos (grannies) in Limpopo. It forms part of Anova's Family Free project, funded by Orange Babies South […]

9th Sep 2014
Proud to be gay

Considering it was the first ever Pride march in Gert Sibande, many members of the LGBTI community attended the walk in Ermelo.The Department of Health was present and together with Anova's Health4Men project, they providing HIV testing services to the public. Anova-UCSF project Boithato, who were part of the event organisers, are hoping for a […]

5th Sep 2014
Gay pride spreads to Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Gay Pride March will take place on Saturday 6 September in Ermelo at the Mpumalanga Stadium. The event’s theme is “stop gender based violence against LGBTI,” a reality that Mpumalanga’s LGBTI community is often forced to confront. The march will kick off at the Mpumalanga Stadium at 10am and will return back to the […]

3rd Sep 2014
Anova assists in training healthcare workers on MomConnect

Anova is supporting the National Department of Health (NDoH) in implementing MomConnect National Pregnancy Registry. The Anova Health Institute has trained staff at 51 facilities in regions C, D, E and G in Gauteng, readying them for the rollout of Government’s new mobile health initiative for expectant mothers, MomConnect. Anova’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) […]

29th Aug 2014
Anova's HSS symposium a roaring success

Anova’s third annual health systems strengthening symposium titled ‘Mastering effectiveness and efficiency in HSS’ wrapped up on Thursday, with breakaway sessions focusing on quality improvement, strategic information, pharmacy and supply chain and primary healthcare re-engineering. Anova’s Dr Cephas Chikanda opened emphasising the critical role that community healthcare workers could play in boosting the primary healthcare […]

28th Aug 2014
Day 1 at HSS symposium highlights primary healthcare

The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Symposium touched on many interesting issues on its first day on Wednesday, August 28. Primary healthcare (PHC), good leadership and quality improvement and costs in medicine all made themselves heard. Addressing HSS and its effectiveness, Prof CC Jinabhai talked about the importance of good leadership and management with ward based […]

22nd Aug 2014
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to lifelong burden

Tears stream uncontrollably down Samantha Benjamin's* cheeks as she cradles her four-month-old daughter Francis* in her lap. "I know that it is because I was lazy that my baby is HIV-positive...I blame myself." Mail & Guardian highlight children and HIV. In South Africa, babies exposed to HIV are tested at 6 weeks and then again […]

12th Aug 2014
Proposed anti-gay bill in Kenya is appalling

Anova Health Institute expresses grave concern at Kenya's proposed bill that wants foreign gay people stoned to death in public. The draft bill is now before the National Assembly through a petition by a political party. The draft bill has proposed that a foreigner who commits a homosexual act be stoned in public, while Kenyan […]

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