About AHP

Who we are

Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a South African-based social profit organisation working to address the extreme inequities in access to healthcare through human resource solutions. The organisation’s mission targets health access for the most indigent, partnering governments, civil society and the private sector to do so.

AHP defines itself as social profit because its work, while mostly donor-funded, delivers a profit measured in terms of improved healthcare and social indicators. 

AHP currently offers the following HR services:

  • Workforce planning
  • Staffing
  • Retention 
  • Culture Codification and Integrated Talent Management Systems
  • Human Resources for Health (HRH) systems advisory services

Workforce Planning

AHP offers workforce planning to help facilities and governments understand where health workers of a particular skill can make the greatest impact on health outcomes. 


AHP sources, registers, matches, places and orientates managers, health workers and support staff for public health facilities. Candidates are recruited both locally and from abroad. 


AHP offers a rational and measurable Retention Programme to improve the retention of scarce skills in rural districts.

Culture Codification and Integrated Talent Management Systems

AHP partners a culture strategy consultancy to deliver integrated talent management solutions to the public sector. The basis of AHP’s approach is to improve performance and produce results by codifying institutional culture in a measurable way, and then embedding this in recruitment, onboarding and performance management systems.

Human Resources for Health (HRH) systems advisory services

AHP’s wealth of knowledge and experience in providing human resource solutions and services enables the organisation to gather relevant data from a wide range of sources and translate this information into best practice models which are used to improve health policy and systems. Since 2009 AHP has, in partnership with the Department of Health and the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), conducted an annual survey of community service doctors and dentists. In 2014, the community service survey results were published in an international journal, Human Resources for Health.

Find below the Promotion of Access to Information Manual as well as the form to request access to records of a private body.