Who We Are
Our story so far.
AHP started in 2005. Back then, we were a small but determined unit with a dream as simple as it was challenging: to recruit doctors to work in South Africa’s drastically understaffed rural hospitals.
Since then the team has grown and our focus has evolved. From recruiting 10 British doctors in our first year, we now place hundreds of local and international doctors annually – more than 4,100 in total – matching a diversity of skills and interests to local needs. These inspired and inspiring doctors have conducted more than 34-million consultations in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
We have also transformed our client packages to offer doctors end-to-end global health experiences. From comprehensive orientation programmes and professional support to a range of endorsed in-service learning opportunities, AHP’s packages offer you the opportunity to earn a salary while catapulting your career in global health.
Our organisation has grown and our target area has expanded beyond South Africa’s borders, but our mission remains the same: to understand where doctors are needed and get them there, while making their experiences as significant and rewarding as they can be.
Our people and partners
AHP believes in people power. When we started this journey 12 years ago, we chose to back human potential above all else – in our Johannesburg HQ as much as out in the field.
Connecting, learning, delivering: these are the foundations on which we have built our organisation, and the pillars upon which we will grow.
Dedicated professionals standing by to walk with you on your journey
Inspiring thought leaders with relevant and complimentary skill sets
Believers in our mission, allies on the journey, friends along the path.
“On the [AHP introductory] course I met a lot of other doctors who’d come to South Africa through AHP. Those are the people I’ve been seeing socially for the last year – having contact, spending weekends together. So aside from being a course where I learnt a lot, it was important from that point of view too.”
– Dr Quirine Huygen