Medicine Volunteering in Ghana

Company : Projects Abroad
Location : Cape Coast
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Volunteering on a Medicine placement in Ghana is an excellent way to gain experience as well as being able to help people living in poor communities of this developing country.

Medicine volunteers are placed at a teaching hospital in Cape Coast, which provides an excellent back drop for learning and improving your skills in medicine and healthcare.

The hospital has a number of different departments in which you can work, such as A&E, gynaecology, paediatrics and general surgery. Volunteers can choose to focus on one speciality or rotate around departments.

Your role as a volunteer will depend on your level of experience and skill. For unqualified volunteers, the role tends to be observational, but it is a great opportunity to learn through shadowing doctors and helping out in simple, practical ways. Those with more experience may have a more active role.

Volunteers also take part in regular medical outreach work in local villages or orphanages, helping to treat minor injuries, providing basic health checks, and providing healthcare education. Volunteers wishing to specialise in outreach work can join our Public Health programme.

We also welcome professionally qualified doctors and nurses for volunteering placements in Ghana. These placements allow you to put your skills and expertise to the best use through assisting with the treatment of patients as well as exchanging knowledge and ideas with the local staff.


How to apply?

Feel free to give us a call or email - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!

When you're ready to apply please complete an application on the Projects Abroad website.

A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

Start Dates


Costs / Benefits

Prices start at £1,395 for two weeks.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff

Booking / Enquiry

Projects Abroad Medicine Volunteering in Ghana Reviews


My trip with Projects Abroad in Ghana was a wonderful experience! I met wonderful people and I will never forget these moments! I am definitely going back to help again :)

By: Verheyde
Nationality: French
Age: 18

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