The Anova Health Institute, Anova, is a leading partner in capacity building and the provision of technical support to the Department of Health (DoH), with a reputation for innovative responses and ground-breaking research in HIV. Anova is primarily funded by the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Where Implemented

Anova is a trusted partner of national and local health departments in a number of regions across the country. Anova works to support and improve healthcare capacity through training, lending expertise and improving health infrastructure and supporting health technology expansion.

Through partnerships with leading local and international academic institutions, Anova is helping to expand knowledge around HIV, particularly in typically under-researched areas like men who have sex with men (MSM).

Contribution to eHealth in SA

With its extensive experience in the implementation of HIV programmes, Anova is well known for its flagship efforts in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) as well as its work in TB and HIV care and treatment, including paediatric, adolescent and adult care. Anova’s ability to tailor innovative HIV responses is exemplified by its pioneering work in the fields of MSM, mental health, medical male circumcision (MMC) and working with the media.

Anova is currently involved in an mHealth application project with Dimagi to measure technical assistance to improve quality of services and health system performance. The project is currently live in Mopani in Limpopo, Johannesburg and the Cape Winelands. Anova is also involved inthe national roll-out of Mobenzi’s Community Health Worker App to support community health worker’s impact on health outcomes.

As part of their focus on health systems strengthening, Anova also supports the DoH’s existing electronic tools in all supported districts. These include the three tiered strategy to improve routine M&E for clients on ART: DHIS (Routine aggregated health information system); ETR.Net (Routine electronic TB register), TIER.Net and MomConnect.

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