For those who really want to take healthcare to as many people as possible, this is the project for you. The Healthcare Outreach and Education project is a special one week project that offers volunteers a chance to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Ghanaian people living in rural areas.
As a Healthcare Outreach volunteer, you’ll spend the week visiting rural communities where healthcare is inaccessible for many people, helping with malaria testing and treatment, as well as education around sexual health, hygiene and nutrition.
Your tasks can include community education and prevention and malaria testing. If you’re trained in a particular medical specialty, such as dentistry, it may be possible for you to do a specialised outreach.
As the project focuses on malaria testing as well as education and prevention, you do not need to have any medical training or qualifications in order to participate, though volunteers with professional experience can use their expertise. All volunteers will receive training and guidance in administering malaria tests.
This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about healthcare, who are adaptable and open to learning new things. It’s also open for those who don’t have formal medical training.
The project begins on the 15th of each month and runs for one week. The program fee of US$520 for the week covers accommodation, three meals a day, basic first aid supplies, malaria testing kits, malaria medication, transport and supervision.
For alternative medical volunteering opportunities in Ghana that are suitable for pre-med and pre-nursing students, as well as healthcare students and professionals - see our Medical volunteer project in Ghana.Apply now