Read more about AHP's research into Community Service in 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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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.