About AHP

Our Donors & Partners

South African National Department of Health

The Constitution of South Africa gives everyone the right to access to health. AHP works closely with the Department to realise its vision of ensuring a long and healthy life for all South Africans. 

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body regulating the health professions in South Africa in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behavior. The HPCSA ensures continuing professional development and fosters compliance with healthcare standards. 

Homecoming Revolution

The Homecoming Revolution is a non-profit organisation aimed at assisting South Africans who wish to return home to do so. AHP is their point of contact for any health professionals wishing to return to South Africa. 

The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa

The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) is an advocacy organisation that was established to ensure adequate staffing of healthcare facilities, and to be a voice for doctors in terms of working conditions. 

The Rural Health Advocacy Project

The Rural Health Advocacy Project is a coalition of organisations that are working on advocacy and policy-making to improve conditions in rural healthcare facilities. The project is of immense value to us, as it acts as a credible voice to discuss essential issues affecting the work we do and the people we place at facilities. A representative from AHP sits on the board of the Rural Health Advocacy Project.

South African Nursing Council (SANC)

The South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in South Africa.  It is an autonomous, financially independent statutory body. 

London GP Deanery

The London Deanery is a clinically-led organisation with responsibility for around 12 500 doctors and dentists in foundation, core and higher specialty training programmes. It also offers significant support for those in established practice. 

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM)

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is one of two colleges in Australia responsible for setting and arbitrating standards for the medical specialty of general practice. The College is committed to creating better care for rural and remote communities by providing quality education programs, innovative support and strong representation.

South African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHIVSOC)

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is a membership organisation of over 3 000 healthcare workers with an interest in HIV. The society’s mission is to promote evidence-based, quality HIV healthcare in Southern Africa.


The United States President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) has been a key partner to AHP since October 2007. This initiative is focused on ensuring Human Resources for Health support. PEPFAR supports AHP by providing funding to place health workers in HIV/Aids treatment and management roles. PEPFAR has also assisted AHP with funds for specific initiatives, such as orientation packs for foreign doctors, a study on community service doctors, and for funding general infrastructure surrounding recruiting.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. It works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.

Anglo American Chairman's Fund

Anglo American Chairman's Fund has been an AHP partner since 2006. Anglo American Chairman's Fund currently funds AHP's Recruitment Programme and supports AHP to source, register, match, and place healthcare workers to improve the quality of healthcare services in rural and underserved areas in South Africa.

De Beers Fund

De Beers has been working with AHP since 2006. De Beers funds AHP's Recruitment Programme and supports AHP to place healthcare workers in rural and underserved areas. 

Discovery Fund

Discovery has been working with AHP since our inception in 2005. Discovery funds AHP's Recruitment Programme and supports AHP to source and place healthcare workers to improve the quality of healthcare services in rural and underserved areas in South Africa.

National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF)

The National Lotteries Board (NLB) was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions. The NLB also advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries. 

The Foundation for Professional Development

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is South Africa's only private university, and has trained over 100 000 healthcare workers since 1997. It also has numerous outreach programmes aimed at supporting healthcare delivery in South Africa. AHP was formed as a joint venture between FPD and the Rural Health Initiative in 2007. FPD provides training for the healthcare workers that are placed by AHP. FPD funds AHP's Recruitment, Retention and Research programmes.

Right to Care

Right to Care is a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. AHP leads the health workforce workstream of Right to Care’s Health Management Improvement Programme in the Maluti-a-Phofung sub-district in Thabo Mofutsanyana in the Free State.

The Aurum Institute

Aurum is an internationally recognised, specialist research and health systems management organisation. Their focus is TB and HIV prevention, treatment and care. The negative impact of the poor understanding and management of these epidemics is vast, affecting individuals, communities and economies. The recognition of the huge advantages of controlling these diseases is Aurum's motivation. Aurum funds AHP's Recruitment and Retention programmes.


Global Development Alliances (GDAs) are USAID’s premiere model for public-private partnerships, helping to improve the social and economic conditions in developing countries and deepening USAID’s development impact. GDA funds AHP's Recruitment and Research programmes.