Dr Bernhard Gaede, Director of the Centre for Rural
Health presents the frame to Deputy Vice-Chancellor
and Head of College, Professor Rob Slotow and Dean
of the School of Nursing and Public Health, Professor
Busisiwe Ncama.

The College of Health Sciences was recently presented with a framed picture from Africa Health Placements, in recognition of the University’s increased focus on rural health in the province.

Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a placement agency that supports the recruitment and retention of health care professionals, particular in rural areas. The organization was established in 2005 with the aim of increasing the number of health professionals in the rural areas.

Research at the time showed that while out of the approximately 1200 medical graduates that were produced by medical schools in South Africa, only an estimated 35 of these ended up working in rural areas in the public sector.