Medical Volunteer in Ghana
This project aims at the improvement of the rural health care, the reduction of the spread of infectious diseases and the health education in cities and villages. Most of the hospitals and clinics in the rural areas of Ghana are poorly equipped and understaffed.
If you do have some medical experience, are a medical student or a nurse, you can contribute a lot to improve the recent situation. You will be integrated in daily business of the clinics through watching and supporting doctors and nurses. You may work in several different fields: gynecology, neurology, orthopedy, obstetrics, surgery or children's medical unit.
Another possibility is working in the dental practice. There are only very few dental practices in Ghana, all of them far behind European standards. Most of the patients have diseases in further developed stadiums than those in Europe. Your help will always be appreciated.
Accommodation and Meals:
You can stay with a host family, where you will receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). There you will have the chance to get to know eating habits and the culture of your open-hearted host family. If you prefer staying in a volunteers' accommodation it is not a problem at all. There you will cook your own meals together with other volunteers.
What is included in the Price?
- Airport Pick-up:
Arriving in a new country is always exciting. We want your arrival to be as relaxed as possiple. One of our staff members will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your host family. He/she will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.
- Orientation Program:
Within the first days of your arrival one of our team members will pick you up and show you around. We try to do the orientation with several volunteers simultaneously, so there will be idel options to gain new contact.
You will stay in well selected host families in your own room. This families could be with or without pets or children. The accomodation will be as close as possible to the project. In general you can reach the projects by foot or by public transport.
- All Meals:
3 meals per day are offered wihin the host family (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Transportation to the Project:
If necessary, we make sure that you will be brought to the project.
- Donation for the Project:
A part of your placement fee is donated to the project, which carries exclusively by such subsidies.
What is not included?
- International Health Insurance
- Personal Expenses
More Tips and Information:
- Project Start:
The projects run all throughout the year. Therefore your project will start on an individual date depending on actual openings and your schedule.
- Time of Arrival:
It is quite comfortable to arrive a few days before the start of your project. You will have enough time to recover from the journey and to do the first trips. This allows you to acclimatise and to get to know your host family, the country and the people.