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AHP is recruiting specialists to be part of an elite clinical team in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The hospital is undergoing major expansion to position it as an advanced tertiary and academic medical centre. Watch the video below to find out more about this career-changing opportunity.
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Professional development of community service officers should be prioritised if South Africa hopes to attract more doctors to rural and underserved areas and improve access to quality healthcare for all. 
Read more about AHP's research into Community Service in South Africa.
Our newsroom has news and updates on the South African healthcare sector in South Africa
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AHP recently visited rural hospitals in the Eastern Cape. Have a look at our pictures. 
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Watch this awesome video about AHP's work in the Eastern Cape in South Africa!

'We Really Need A Doctor Here!'
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For the first time children as young as five are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which normally affects only overweight adults.
For the first time children as young as five are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which normally affects only overweight adults.
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Our 2009 community service survey found that the majority of participants planned to work in South Africa following the community service year, with most (69%) indicating they plan to work in the public sector and one fifth (23%) opting for work in the private sector. Only 6% intended to work overseas in the year following community service.
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Watch this video about rural health in South Africa
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Working in the South African public healthcare sector has many benefits and offers health workers the opportunity to improve their medical skills. Read why Danny Nkongolo is working in rural health in South Africa and how AHP helped to get him there.

http://ahp.org.za/news-detail/606/nursing-africa
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Over the next couple of weeks, AHP will share some of the findings of the community service survey that was completed in 2009 under the directive of AHP and the Foundation for Professional Development in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

The survey found that community service officers who reported professional development during the community service year were twice as likely to report intentions to remain in rural, underserved communities. Read the survey here: http://bit.ly/1h1o7sE
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Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a social profit organization that provides public sector health worker recruitment and retention
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Where there are no health workers, there is no healthcare delivery.
Introduction

Quality healthcare worldwide is impeded by critical shortages of health workers. The WHO estimates that the global shortage of healthcare professionals will reach 12.9 million within the next two decades. This shortage is felt disproportionately in sub-Saharan Africa, which has only 3% of the world’s health workers working in the region, but suffers with 24% of the global burden of disease. In South Africa, the shortage of medical professionals is no better than some of the worst affected African countries. Even with this massive shortage, the private sector, which serves 16% of the country’s population, enjoys 70% of the country’s doctors. The remaining 84% of South Africa’s population uses public healthcare and languishes with access to only 30% of the country’s doctors.  Rural areas bear the brunt of these shortages as the country struggles to attract and retain enough medical staff to provide health services in remote locations. In South Africa, 43.6% of our population lives in rural areas, but only 12% of the country’s doctors work in rural healthcare facilities.

Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a South African-based social profit organisation working to address these extreme inequities in access to healthcare through HR solutions. To address this HR crisis, AHP has a four-pronged approach. Firstly, the organisation performs workforce planning, an exercise to optimise the allocation of scarce skills. Secondly, AHP then goes out to recruit professionals with these skills. Thirdly, AHP works with management of healthcare facilities to improve the retention of these professionals. And finally, AHP works with facilities and districts to codify a patient-centric culture for healthcare delivery.

AHP has placed and orientated over 3 900 health workers (mostly doctors) in developing countries in Africa over the past 10 years.

 

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