Helping to plan for, find and keep the workforce needed to deliver health for all.
AHP is a social profit organisation that works with the South African government and civil society organisations to find solutions to Human Resources for Health challenges.
Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a Human Resources for Health solutions and services organisation that has been changing the face of public health in South Africa since 2005. We define ourselves as social profit because our work, while mostly donor-funded, delivers profit in terms of improved healthcare and social indicators.
The vision which underpins all of AHP’s work is “Health for Africa, powered by people”. Recognising the value of relationships, AHP conducts its work through people networks that allows it to mobilise resources within Africa and across the world.
Our mission is to help plan for, find and keep the workforce needed to deliver health for all. We work closely with the Department of Health, the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and other partners to deliver pragmatic solutions to address the Human Resources for Health challenges facing South Africa.
Our services include workforce planning to ensure healthcare professionals are placed where they are needed the most, sourcing and placing both local and foreign-qualified healthcare workers, and offering orientation to healthcare workers.
AHP also runs a Retention Programme, which is aligned with the Department of Health’s policies, to address some of the underlying causes of the high attrition rates in rural hospitals and ultimately create a more sustainable workforce in rural South Africa.
Our Human Resources for Health consulting services include conducting an annual survey of Community Service Officers to assess the primary goals of the programme relating to geographic distribution, professional development and retention.
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