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What Men Should Know


The Western Cape Department of Health and the Anova Health Institute are pleased to announce their continued partnership to maintain the Ivan Toms Centre for Men’s Health, at the Green Point Community Health Centre.

The Ivan Toms Centre is a critical resource for the Western Cape, which will continue to serve the population of men who have sex with men (MSM) and improve health care for MSM more broadly. Additional support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation will help ensure the continuity of this service. The Centre will continue to provide comprehensive services, including HIV screening and treatment, provision of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and STI screening and treatment.

The Centre, started as a partnership between the Department of Health and Anova in 2009, is also a key training institution for service providers in South Africa and the African region on MSM health. Approaches developed at the Centre have formed the basis for training health services in ten other African countries to date, in addition to training across all provinces of South Africa.

Mr James Kruger

Acting Chief Director: Health Programs

Director: HIV AIDS STI & TB

Department of Health, Western Cape


Ivan Toms Centre for Men’s Health

Block B, Green Point Community Health Centre, Old City Hospital Complex

1 Portswood Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Tel.: (021) 447 2844