Posted on 23 June 2010 by Nic Haralambous
I don’t blog often enough about incredible organisations doing great work in South Africa. Africa Health Placements is one of these places, doing great work in the medical arena of South Africa.
So here’s a short about what they do:
Africa Health Placements is an organisation with a mission: to support and enhance healthcare systems in Africa, by finding, placing and retaining the right people for the job. Our aim is to fill the gaps left by the exodus of doctors from public service, and ultimately to help people to view the public sector in a new light – as truly viable and exciting career options. We do this by following a businesslike approach, focused on efficient service and effective marketing. We also strive to work with the people we recruit, every step of the way, to ensure that everything happens as smoothly and pleasantly as possible.
Now the news here is that Africa Health Placements (AHP) is not only doing great work where SA needs it (finding doctors and placing them in local areas that need the resources) but has also launched a great looking new website, a twitter account and a Facebook Fanpage.
I’m incredibly impressed with the team behind this organisations new website and social media approach. I believe there is great value in getting organisations such as AHP on to Twitter, Facebook and other online resources that can help and assist them in doing the work they need to do.
Here’s a little sneak peak of their website but for the full view head over to www.ahp.org.za
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Posted on 01 April 2010 by Nic Haralambous
Everyone has heard of Survivor, many have come over to the dark side and hate it and a few people still actually watch the show religiously. I am not one of those people, I sit firmly on the dark side of reality TV shows. I don’t like the pseudo-celebrities that they create.
But this is different, Life 2 The Limit is a charity event, technically. It’s more of a selfless endurance event (that’s the catch phrase of the event). There are no TV cameras turning people in to freaks of nature who backstab and destroy one another at any cost. This is about charity and being charitable and that, my friends, is a respectable cause to follow and support.
So that’s my suggestion, follow and support Life 2 The Limit.
What it all means?
Life 2 The Limit is an adventure… in which ten people decide to spend a month in total isolation on an island in the South Pacific. The adventure will bring with it external challenges – and internal rewards. As the ten adventurers try to survive without the commodities of the modern world and with no infrastructure, no external help and very few tools to assist them, the challenges will only continue to grow. And as the days unfold, unforeseen circumstances will develop – and the team will have to overcome each and every one of those. How they will do it cannot be guessed, foreseen or planned, because no one has been there before. And that is what Life 2 The Limit is about: experiencing the un-experienced. How will the participants react and what will they learn as they are faced with challenges they have never, in their lives, faced before? What will happen? We don’t know yet… we can only wait and see.
Now, I have a vested interested in promoting one particular contestant as I know their NGO very well and believe that what they are doing is extremely important and very under-praised. Africa Health Placements is the NGO that Saul works for/runs and it does some incredible work.
The AHP is a programme designed to support health care delivery in rural areas of SA through support to doctors and other healthcare workers and through community care and development. The support is aimed specifically at those provinces and areas where there is a major shortage of doctors and other health professionals.
But let’s be honest, supporting any one of the competing charities and contestants is a great thing. So head over to the Life 2 The Limit website and contribute.
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