Primary Programmes


Anova’s Tirisanong project partners with the City of Johannesburg and the Gauteng Department of Health (DoH) to support and strengthen healthcare facilities in and around the iconic and bustling area of Soweto, regions C, D, E and G. Tirisanong supports over 70 health facilities at all levels of  the health system, working closely with the DoH, providing coordination with other partners and assisting with planning and implementation of health programmes. Anova provides technical support for supply chain and pharmacy, facility and sub-district management training, and monitoring and evaluation support.

Khutso Kurhula

Khutšo Kurhula is based in the Mopani district in Limpopo, and engages in a series of health system strengthening and capacity building efforts to improve access to services as well as the overall quality of service in HIV prevention and care programmes. The Mopani district is a rural area where the population is scattered across numerous smaller villages and communities.

Cape Winelands

Anova Health Institute has supported the Western Cape Department of Health (DOH) since the roll-out of the ARV programme in 2004. Anova strives to bring innovative healthcare solutions to facilities and the most at risk and underserved communities in rural Western Cape. Anova supports DoH in seven “hotspot” clinics in the Cape Winelands and is an implementation partner for the POPART study in five clinics. The primary objective of the PopART study is to evaluate the impact of a community-level combination prevention package, which includes universal HIV testing, active linkage into care and intensified provision of ART, on population level HIV incidence.


Anova’s Health4Men Initiative addresses the sexual health needs of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Started in 2008, Health4Men is at the forefront of developing appropriate linkages to health services and information for MSM. With funding from PEPFAR/USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we have trained over 10 000 health workers in the public sector nationally to provide prejudice-free competent services to gay and bisexual men regarding their sexual health, including HIV-related services. We also ensure that gay and bisexual men can find their nearest competent clinic via our website, health4men Over 200 clinics nationally have been trained as MSM competent health facilities by our skilled teams.


Health4Trans focuses on transgender people. We have developed transgender training manuals for clinicians working within the public and private health sectors, to provide broad access to transgender competent healthcare. The Health4Trans Facebook profile hopes to serve as a physical, sexual and mental health support social media platform for the transgender and gender non-conforming community of Southern Africa. Its goal is to do so, by using content, information and other resources supplied by Trans and gender non-conforming individuals, themselves. The content is to help eliminate the stigma associated with the Trans community and aid members of this community empower themselves and one another with resources and sexual health information and available healthcare services.

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