"Bringing health workers into public service on the African continent"
We are a social profit organisation with a dedicated team of people working with a network of
government bodies, private sector institutions and civil society organisations.
USAIDAHP donor since 2007, USAID is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that provides economic, development, and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. USAID receives overall policy guidance from the U.S. Secretary of State. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act into law, creating by executive order what is now known as USAID. USAID operates in over 100 countries around the world and manages a budget of approximately $9.5 billion. The American people provide funding for USAID through their taxes. USAID funding is allocated from the U.S. Federal Budget approved by the U.S. Congress.
PEPFARAHP donor since 2007, The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum. PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donor and partner nations and others to make smart investments to save lives. PEPFAR is the cornerstone and largest component of the U.S. President’s Global Health Initiative. With a special focus on improving the health of women, newborns and children, the Global Health Initiative’s goal is to save the greatest number of lives by increasing and building upon what works and, then, supporting countries as they work to improve the health of their own people.
CDCAHP donor since 2011, 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. The CDC focus national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases and foodborne pathogens and other microbial infections), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
The Atlantic PhilanthropiesThe Atlantic Philanthropies has been helping AHP since 2006, with an integrated approach that emphasises the growth of the organisation so as to operate more effectively. Their help has been significant, covering all aspects of our work. The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. “We are committed to making improvements in the lives of people who need change the most. Together with our grantees, we endeavour to make lasting changes for people who are disadvantaged by their economic situation, race, nationality, gender, age, disabilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion.”
SIDASIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) started working with AHP in the second half of 2010. Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. They adminster approximately half of Sweden's budget for development aid. Swedish development aid follows three thematic priorities; democracy and human rights, environment and climate change and gender equality and womens' role. The individual person is always in focus of our work. We have non-tolerance for corruption and strive to present all reporting as transparent as possible.
Anglo American Chairman's FundAnglo American has been an AHP partner since 2006. This particular working partnership focuses on the company's mining interests, in order to ensure that properly staffed health facilities are available to their staff, as well as their families and communities. The organisation thus funds the recruitment of doctors to in the rural North-West Province. The majority of the doctors that are recruited are foreign nationals, but we also work to attract as many local doctors as we can.
De Beers FundDe Beers has been working with AHP since 2006. The emphasis of this partnership is on rural recruitment for the Limpopo Province, allowing De Beers to ensure that their staff, families and communities have access to proper healthcare. De Beers funds recruitment in this area, with particular emphasis on the Venetia mines near Musina. To date, we have recruited mostly foreign doctors, although a few local health workers have been recruited too. De Beers has also been an essential partner, in that they have facilitated AHP's networking ability with important organisations such as the Global Health Council (the largest affiliation group of healthcare organisations in the world), thus allowing us to grow our stategic profile and scope of work.
Discovery FundDiscovery has been working with AHP since our inception in 2005. This is a multifaceted relationship. The primary focus is on recruiting foreign doctors into rural hospitals, but we have also completed a number of other initiatives with Discovery's help. These include: research conducted in order to create a relevant and useful orientation programme for arriving doctors, growth in our general infrastructure and development of a website.
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF)We are delighted to have the NLDTF on board as a new donor in 2012. Their funding will assist AHP with orientation and retention, salaries and transport costs. 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.
Department of Health (DoH)The DoH has a mission to consolidate and build on the achievements of the past five years in improving access to healthcare for all and reducing inequity, and to focus on working in partnership with other stakeholders to improve the quality of care of all levels of the health system, especially preventive and promotive health, and to improve the overall efficiency of the healthcare delivery system.
Foundation for Professional Development (FPD)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 supportive healthcare delivery in South Africa. AHP was formed as a joint venture between FPD and the Rural Health Initiative (see below) in 2007. Two of AHP's board members are appointed by FPD. FPD provides AHP with operational support, particularly in areas such as human resources, information technology and finance. The organisation also assists with strategic decisions, while much of our funding comes from FPD donors. Last but not least, FPD provides training for the healthcare workers that are placed by AHP
Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)HPCSA (the Council) is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56. We are committed to serving and protecting the public and providing guidance to registered healthcare practitioners.
The Foreign Workforce Management Programme (FWMP) of South AfricaAll applications by healthcare professionals for employment in South Africa must first be sent to the National Department of Health first. The FWM division is managed by Mr Hennie Groenewald who is the director: workforce management. Application to the FWMP is a mere presentation of your candidature for consideration and does not serve as an invitation to depart to South Africa, should you still be abroad.
The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA)RuDASA is an advocacy organisation that was established in order to ensure adequate staffing of healthcare facilities, and to be a voice for doctors regarding working conditions. They provide AHP with strategic guidance, as well as ad hoc support for our doctors whenever it is required. AHP supports the annual RUDASA conference by providing funding for students, as well as the doctors we have placed, to attend.
The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP)RHAP is a coalition of organisations that are working on advocacy and policymaking to improve conditions in rural healthcare. 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 in facilities. A representative from AHP sits on the board of the RHAP.
Homecoming RevolutionThe Homecoming Revolution is a non-profit organisation aimed at assisting South Africans who wish to return home to do so. Africa Health Placements is the point of contact for any health professionals wishing to return to South Africa. They do brilliant work to help reverse the brain drain.
SEED Global HealthGlobal Health Service Corps (GHSC) has been considering a name change over this past year to better capture the full scope and mission of our work and to better distinguish our cause. It is with great pleasure that today we announce our name change to Seed Global Health . We believe this new name better represents our efforts to cultivate stronger, sustainable health systems through training new generations of physicians and nurses in countries where they are needed most. We’re committed to recruiting the best qualified-candidates for the job. We hope you will share this information with individuals you think might be a good fit for the program.
EdizimkuluEdzimkulu is a Canadian charity, established in 2003 to provide support to children affected by HIV/AIids in the Underberg region of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Our work has expanded from its original concentration in the village of Ndawana (population 4000), about 45 km from the small town of Underberg, to a much larger area. While our clinic in Ndawana remains the focal point for our healthcare efforts, we now work with the people of a subdistrict of some 140000 people in a number of capacities.
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)The IOM is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. AHP partners with IOM on research and strategic-level initiatives aimed at ensuring that southern African health workers affected by the diaspora can obtain permission to seek professional employment in South Africa.
Madwaleni HospitalThis is a hospital website for Madwaleni Hospital. The Eastern Cape Department of Health's Madwaleni hospital and its eight feeder clinics are located on the beautiful Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, South Africa in an area that remains deeply rural.
Jabulani Rural Health FoundationJabulani is a non-profit organisation that supports Zithulele Hospital and its surrounding community. Founded in 2007 by four Christian doctors, our focus is on healthcare, education, poverty relief, environmental issues and care for those affected by HIV/Aids.
McCord Hospital"Bringing care, hope and excellence". These are the values that are evident in the wards, the corridors and each service area within the hospital. These values are instilled in our nurses' and doctors' training, in our orientation of new staff members and in the way our staff care for patients. From CEO to the most junior staff, there is a sense of belonging and a responsibility to bring care, hope and excellence into one's work. We are looking forward to what the future holds for us as a hospital. We are excited by what we believe God has in store for us, and we invite you to share the journey with us.
Mseleni HospitalOriginally a mission hospital, which developed from a clinic service, Mseleni Hospital is a government hospital situated in a remote part of northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is 60km from the border with Mozambique and provides primary health care for 90000 rural citizens.
South African Medical Association (SAMA)SAMA is a non-statutory, professional association for public and private sector medical practitioners. Registered as an independent, non-profit section 21 company SAMA acts as a trade union for its public sector members and as a champion for doctors and patients. On behalf of its members, the Association strives for a healthcare dispensation that will best serve their needs.
SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS)AMS is a non-profit organisation with bases in the Western Cape (Cape Town and Oudtshoorn), Northern Cape (Kimberley), KwaZulu-Natal (Durban and Richards Bay), Mpumalanga (Nelspruit) and the Free State (Bloemfontein) that provides an air ambulance network, rural health outreach and emergency rescue service to metropolitan areas and remote rural communities.
SA RocksNic Haralambous explains it the best: "After reading the incredibly upsetting anti-SA blogs from expats around the world I decided to make a stand. This blog is that stand. I am standing up for all the good in SA, for all the great things that SA citizens do and for all the people who love this country. I love this country and I believe in it and the success that is soon to come. SA Rocks is not a website dedicated to blindly praising South Africa. I understand that every country has flaws and I do not deny the flaws of South Africa. I do feel that there are enough people who berate our country and it’s time for people to start acting and thinking positively about South Africa."
South Africa: The Good NewsSouth Africa: The Good News (SA Good News) is a news website that highlights the positive developments in South Africa. We are an independent organisation, apolitical and with no agenda other than to source and publish good news about our beloved country. We like to stimulate dialogue and debate. We like to offer a fresh perspective. We are well aware of the challenges that weface and the extent of these challenges. We address these challenges full on, but we choose to concentrate on the solution, rather than the problem.
Zithulele HospitalThis is Zitulele Hospital's official website. Originally a mission hospital, and retaining some of this ethos, Zithulele Hospital is situated in a deeply rural part of the beautiful Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. We are a 147-bed district hospital providing primary healthcare services for a catchment area of 130 000 people. We have a vision to become a centre of excellence in rural health and to this end are continuously striving to improve the service we offer our surrounding communities.
Taung HospitalTaung District Hospital was originally built as a mission hospital. It has since modernized and is a 300 bed plus, level 1 public hospital serving a population of more than 200,000 in the Taung area and subdistrict. It is located 72 km south of Vryburg, 139 km north of Kimberley and 400km southwest of Johannesburg.
Tintswalo HospitalTintswalo is a 423-bed acute hospital in the beautiful province of Mpumalanga. The hospital was first established in 1937 and since then has grown to the busy, thriving unit it is today. The hospital has dedicated casualty, high-care, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, psychiatric, surgical and medical wards as well as a busy operating complex. Visit our website to find out more about this fantastic, exciting place!
The Umthombo Youth Development FoundationThis foundation trains and supports rural youth to become qualified healthcare professionals in order to address the human resource shortages in rural hospitals thereby improving healthcare to rural communities. On completion of their training, these young healthcare professionals work at one of the eight hospitals in the Umkhanyakude district in return for the opportunity they had to complete a health science qualification.
Africa BeOur mission is to create a platform through which young Africans can discuss pertinent issues on the continent, we want the platform to challenge views, encourage debates and celebrate the success of our continent and its people. We also want the website to act as a catalyst for positive change on the continent.