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.
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Sub-Saharan Africa experiences 25% of the global disease burden, but has only 3% of the world’s health workers. Rural areas bear the brunt. In South Africa almost half of the country's population lives in rural areas. Only 12% of the country's doctors work in rural South Africa.
In an environment where clinical skills are scarce, it becomes critical to understand where health workers of particular skills can have the greatest impact on delivering quality health services.
Do you want to know what it is like to work in public health in rural South Africa? Watch this video that AHP shot at Bethesda Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
AHP runs a Retention Programme in nine districts and one sub-district in seven provinces to address some of the underlying causes of the high attrition rates in South Africa’s rural healthcare facilities.