Facility Managers

The challenge

No doctors = no treatment

Over the past few decades, the southern African healthcare system has suffered from chronic brain drain. In South Africa, as much as 35% of all health professional posts are presently vacant. While our country continues to train doctors, nurses, specialists and other professionals, the prevailing trend has been a mass emigration to developed countries, coupled with a preference for the private sector among those who remain.

Many public healthcare facilities are therefore overcrowded. Patients are underserved, and the few staff members are so overworked that a vicious circle is created where working in the public healthcare system is not seen as a viable option.

The only way to break this cycle is through intelligent staffing solutions – filling the existing gaps, but also addressing the issues that lead people to turn away from a career in public service. Africa Health Placements is able to help with both of these issues.