"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.
Almost two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, our country remains plagued with chronic inequitable access to health services. While the intention, the policies, facilities and even budgets are in place, we are still missing the key ingredient: people.
At present, an estimated 35% of posts in public health are vacant. Without a solid complement of qualified professionals on board, a hospital is really nothing more than a building. In many of our facilities, which are often very well-equipped, patients remain underserviced, outpatient facilities remain crowded and waiting lists remain long. This, creates more pressure for those staff working in public facilities, which tends to put people off public service as a career option.
And the statistics speak for themselves: