"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.
For those needing champagne and city lights, the life of a rural health professional is potentially not a great choice. Facilities and equipment may be limited, and infrastructure may be erratic. But there are major advantages, such as a safe and simple life, idyllic surroundings, a sense of community, diverse travel and leisure options, and an active social life.
AHP enables you to choose a location that offers the kind of facilities to suit your personal and family needs, such as proximity to appropriate schools, or the availability of specific sport and recreational facilities. Many hospitals provide accommodation for their doctors and other staff, however some do not. Another element you need to take into consideration is transportation – generally, it is advisable to have your own car, as distances can be quite large.
Have a look at some of the facilities you can work in on our facilities guide.
For foreign-qualified healthcare professionals, the logistics involve aspects such as tax and pension legislation as well as an extensive application and registration process. It may sound quite daunting, but AHP is here to help, from getting you to the region, to helping you settle in. Our intimate knowledge of the regions and facilities can assist you in making the right choice. We also offer an orientation service to ensure that you know exactly what to expect when you get there, and to help you settle in as smoothly as possible. We stay in contact to ensure that you have some support in the field and we are in the process of ensuring regular access to conferences, training sessions and access to fellow health workers across the region.