Medical Voluntary Work in Ghana from US$250

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Humanitarian Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 1 week to 6 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

The Ghana medical program is a rural community based program with the aim of helping smaller Ghanaian communities deprived of basic medical access and health care.

In the major cities of Ghana such as Accra, medical care is fairly good and accessible relative to other African nations. However, once you leave the major cities, the standards drop considerably and there is a shortage of trained medical professionals to work in the communities and provide even the most basic health cares. Volunteers on the Ghana medical program, will be placed in small rural clinics where they will work closely with the local staff.

Some medical placements are also available on our orphanage programs where medical volunteers will visit the various orphanages we work with, providing medical care and guidance to those in need. It is important to note, that facilities and resources on this program are extremely limited and will be a much different working environment to what most medical volunteers have experienced before.

Volunteers on the Ghana medical program must be a qualified medical professional or have at least two years medical training (such as medical school or nurses college) behind them. Medical qualifications, or a letter and transcript from your college or school need to be provided to staff in Ghana on arrival.

 

Sample Placement

Frankadua RC Clinic Located in the Asuogyaman district in the Eastern region of Ghana, Frankadua Roman Catholic clinic serves a population of approximately 6000 people from a variety of small townships and villages. It is a small clinic with poor infrastructure, a lack of medical equipment and very few staff. The clinic has local doctor and one nurse who handle all medical cases. Volunteers will be working closely with the local staff in providing medical care and assistance to this rural community.

This is only an example placement and one of many offered in Ghana, not necessarily the one you will be working at.

 

 

Cost & How to Apply for this Program

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$270 (1 week) to US$2320 (24 weeks)
     
  • Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay
     
  • If you are thinking about booking this program on the application there is a section "Have you been referred to IVHQ by an IVHQ Ambassador or IVHQ Partner?". Here you can enter type code: ONEWORLD365 and you will be entered into monthly draw to win a full refund of your registration fee

 

Start Dates

English speaking volunteers aged 18 years and over are eligible to apply

Requirements

English speaking volunteers aged 18 years and over are eligible to apply

Booking / Enquiry

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