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

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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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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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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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Watch this video about rural health 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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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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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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