Helping to plan for, find and keep the workforce needed to deliver health for all.
AHP is a social profit organisation that works with the South African government and civil society organisations to find solutions to Human Resources for Health challenges.
The Constitution of South Africa gives everyone the right to access to health. AHP works closely with the Department to realise its vision of ensuring a long and healthy life for all South Africans.
Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body regulating the health professions in South Africa in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behavior. The HPCSA ensures continuing professional development and fosters compliance with healthcare standards.
The Homecoming Revolution is a non-profit organisation aimed at assisting South Africans who wish to return home to do so. AHP is their point of contact for any health professionals wishing to return to South Africa.
The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa
The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) is an advocacy organisation that was established to ensure adequate staffing of healthcare facilities, and to be a voice for doctors in terms of working conditions.
The Rural Health Advocacy Project
The Rural Health Advocacy Project is a coalition of organisations that are working on advocacy and policy-making to improve conditions in rural healthcare facilities. The project is of immense value to us, as it acts as a credible voice to discuss essential issues affecting the work we do and the people we place at facilities. A representative from AHP sits on the board of the Rural Health Advocacy Project.
South African Nursing Council (SANC)
The South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in South Africa. It is an autonomous, financially independent statutory body.
The London Deanery is a clinically-led organisation with responsibility for around 12 500 doctors and dentists in foundation, core and higher specialty training programmes. It also offers significant support for those in established practice.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. They are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. McKinsey works with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM)
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is one of two colleges in Australia responsible for setting and arbitrating standards for the medical specialty of general practice. The College is committed to creating better care for rural and remote communities by providing quality education programs, innovative support and strong representation.
South African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHIVSOC)
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is a membership organisation of over 3 000 healthcare workers with an interest in HIV. The society’s mission is to promote evidence-based, quality HIV healthcare in Southern Africa.
The United States President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) has been a key partner to AHP since October 2007. This initiative is focused on ensuring Human Resources for Health support. PEPFAR supports AHP by providing funding to place health workers in HIV/Aids treatment and management roles. PEPFAR has also assisted AHP with funds for specific initiatives, such as orientation packs for foreign doctors, a study on community service doctors, and for funding general infrastructure surrounding recruiting.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. It works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
Anglo American Chairman's Fund
Anglo American has been an AHP partner since 2006. This particular working partnership focuses on the company's mining interests to ensure that properly staffed health facilities are available to their staff, as well as their families and communities. The organisation thus funds the recruitment of doctors for the North West.
De Beers Fund
De Beers has been working with AHP since 2006. The emphasis of this partnership is on rural recruitment for Limpopo, allowing De Beers to ensure that their staff, families and communities have access to proper healthcare. De Beers has also been an essential partner in facilitating AHP's networking opportunities with important organisations such as the Global Health Council (the largest affiliation group of healthcare organisations in the world), thus allowing us to grow our stategic profile and scope of work.
Discovery has been working with AHP since our inception in 2005. This is a multifaceted relationship. The primary focus is on recruiting foreign-qualified doctors for rural hospitals, but AHP has also completed a number of other initiatives with Discovery's help. These include research conducted to create a relevant and useful orientation programme for arriving doctors, growth in our general infrastructure, and development of a website.
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF)
The National Lotteries Board (NLB) was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions. The NLB also advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries.
The Foundation for Professional Development
The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is South Africa's only private university, and has trained over 100 000 healthcare workers since 1997. It also has numerous outreach programmes aimed at supporting healthcare delivery in South Africa. AHP was formed as a joint venture between FPD and the Rural Health Initiative in 2007. FPD provides training for the healthcare workers that are placed by AHP.
Right to Care
Right to Care is a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases.
Through technical assistance, Right to Care supports the Department of Health at national level. Support at provincial level is provided primarily in five provinces: Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Free State. In addition, through direct service delivery, Right to Care treats patients for HIV, TB, cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted infections.
The Aurum Institute
Aurum is an internationally recognised, specialist research and health systems management organisation. Their focus is TB and HIV prevention, treatment and care. The negative impact of the poor understanding and management of these epidemics is vast, affecting individuals, communities and economies. The recognition of the huge advantages of controlling these diseases is Aurum's motivation.
Wits RHI is one of the largest research Institutes of the University of the Witwatersrand and part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Their extensive portfolio embraces not only research but includes programmatic support, training, policy development, health systems strengthening and technical assistance at national and international level.
Global Development Alliances (GDAs) are USAID’s premiere model for public-private partnerships, helping to improve the social and economic conditions in developing countries and deepening USAID’s development impact. A global leader in building public-private partnerships for development, USAID, since 2001, has formed more than 1 600 alliances with over 3 000 distinct partners leveraging nearly $19 billion in combined public and private resources.
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