The health system in Ghana is considered fairly good compared to other African countries, but it does still have plenty of scope for volunteers to assist. However, once you leave the major cities, the standard drops considerably and there is a real shortage of trained medical professionals to work in these communities and provide basic healthcare services.
As a Medical volunteer, you’ll can help in small clinics in under-resourced, rural areas for two days a week, and with mobile wound care outreach for three days. You should expect to be working with limited resources, and understand that the healthcare environment you’re volunteering in will be different to what you’re used to.
Volunteer duties will depend on your experience and how much time you’re spending on your program. Longer term and qualified volunteers are more likely to have hands-on tasks, though this should not be expected. Initially at least, your tasks are likely to be mostly observational or administrative. Outreach clinics are more hands-on than clinic-based volunteering.
This project is well suited to medical volunteers with an interest experiencing medical work in settings much different to your traditional medical environment.
This project is open to qualified medical or nursing professionals as well as volunteers who have completed at least two years of medical or nursing training. You will need to provide a copy of your qualifications, or a letter and transcript from your school to the local team in Ghana on arrival. Midwives are also able to work within one of our rural clinics on this project.
A $49 per week surcharge applies to cover additional transportation and materials required.Apply now