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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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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.
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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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Where there are no health workers, there is no healthcare delivery.

The shortage of qualified medical staff is a massive challenge in the provision of healthcare worldwide. Rural areas bear the brunt of these shortages – approximately half of South Africa’s population lives in rural areas, but only 12% of the country’s doctors work in rural healthcare facilities. This severely hinders the quality of care provided to rural communities. 

 Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a human resources solutions and services organisation that has been changing the face of public health in South Africa, creating new outcomes for facilities that might otherwise be defunct by now. We define ourselves as social profit because our work, while mostly donor-funded, delivers profit in terms of improved healthcare and social indicators. AHP works with the Department of Health and other stakeholders to implement pragmatic solutions to help plan for, find and keep the workforce needed to ensure all South Africans have access to quality healthcare. Since 2005, AHP has assisted with the placement of more than 2 900 local and foreign-qualified healthcare professionals and support staff in southern Africa.

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