The Need


Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are rising killers
14 July 2014

Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases NCDs) are steadily killing more and more South Africans, says a new report released this month. Read full story

Jumpstart your career in public health
9 July 2014

“You get great all-round experiences managing absolutely everything and anything and I really mean everything! After working in South Africa, you know you will have a plan for managing pretty much anything that comes your way.” This how UK doctor Helen Cranage describes her time working at Mosvold Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. She spent two years in South Africa. Read full story

Global Forum Calls for Urgent Action to Curb Health Inequities, Cut Maternal and Child Mortality
1 July 2014

More than 800 leaders and public health experts from around the world opened a landmark two-day meeting in Johannesburg to review new data and call for accelerated action to improve maternal, newborn and child health. Read full story

AHP launches campaign to attract more local health workers to public health
30 June 2014

As an innovative partner in the public healthcare sector, Africa Health Placements (AHP) is launching a photo campaign, called #iampublichealth. AHP will share the rewards of working in public health through the eyes of those in the public sector. Read full story