Africa Health Placements
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Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a “social-profit” organisation that aims to create equitable access to healthcare in South Africa by reversing the present exodus of health professionals from public healthcare facilities.
Etymology and origin
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. AHP has placed and orientated over 3 900 health workers (mostly doctors) in developing countries in Africa over the past 10 years.
To address the 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. Finally, AHP works with facilities and districts to codify a patient-centric culture for healthcare delivery.