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.
In an environment where clinical skills are scarce, it becomes critical to understand where healthcare workers of particular skills can make the greatest impact in delivering health services – both in terms of distribution of existing skills and targeting recruitment and training of new skills.
As a leader in Human Resources for Health, AHP has developed a Rational Workforce Planning Model that includes quantitative and qualitative assessment tools for providing support for such decisions. AHP collects necessary facility health service information using a baseline assessment tool through facility visits and interviews with management. The data is then placed into a workforce planning model that assists with decisions on where particular skills can have the greatest impact.
In 2014, AHP completed capacity assessments for 499 facilities across South Africa, predominantly in rural areas. This included assessments at 363 primary healthcare clinics, 72 community health centres and 64 district hospitals in 12 districts across five provinces. These assessments are being used to inform the HR planning processes in these districts.