"Bringing health workers into public service on the African continent"
We are a social profit organisation with a dedicated team of people working with a network of
government bodies, private sector institutions and civil society organisations.
For medical professionals specialising in areas like tropical medicine, HIV/Aids and trauma public facilities in southern Africa are the best training ground in the world, as you get to work hands on with such a diverse patient group, while interacting with more experienced personnel in the field. Beyond specific diseases, you may also find yourself learning techniques ranging from delivery to anaesthetics. This learning is further supported by the opportunity to participate in ongoing educational programmes hosted by the Foundation for Professional Development.
Last but not least is the opportunity for cultural learning – getting to know new people, and possibly picking up a new language. Or at the very least, learn a few key phrases such as: “Where does it hurt?” Once again, we provide a field guide to get you started with the basics. A copy of Communicating with the African Patient will be included in your orientation satchel.