CEO and Co-Founder
Africa Health Placements
Saul Kornik is CEO and co-founder of Africa Health Placements (AHP), a “social-profit” organization that works to deploy health capabilities to where they are needed most. Kornik believes that AHP’s success in addressing the global inequality in the distribution of doctors lies in its strong organizational culture: a culture based on AHP’s mission but codified in such a way that it can be managed.
AHP has provided global health experiences to over 4,200 medical personnel in mostly rurally based positions within Africa. This personnel has served for on average two years per placement, working as members of local teams, supporting local health delivery priorities, while earning local salaries. Through a strategy of local and international sourcing, and inserting doctors as agents of change within the system, AHP moves health facilities towards being more impactful and self-sustainable.
The global health experiences that AHP offers to doctors includes in-service clinical, health systems strengthening and networking and lifestyle support. Doctors completing a placement get an endorsed certificate of completion to support their future career development.
More recently, AHP has started to work with institutions to create a patient-centric culture, working with these institutions to build the artifacts that articulate such a culture. Saul is a strong advocate for leadership through a measurable culture.
Saul has a postgraduate degree in machine learning and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has also been awarded the Archbishop Tutu African Leadership Fellowship (2008) and the Rainer Arnhold Mulago Foundation Fellowship (2016).