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Women holding a baby in Ghana
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Medical Care in Ghana

Experience the day-to-day processes at hospitals and clinics in Ghana
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    Overview

    Medical care in developing countries is often desperately limited due to problems of limited knowledge, under funding, and oversubscription. Hospitals and clinics throughout these countries can be severely under resourced and are continually open to extra support. This story is true of Ghana, and we have developed a close relationship with a number of hospitals and clinics in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to provide opportunities for improvements to the quality and delivery of local healthcare services.

    We welcome you, with or without previous medical experience, since you will not be asked to undertake any work that requires formal medical training. Much of your role will be in a support capacity, working alongside professional medical staff in Ghana. You are likely to spend much of your time shadowing the local staff in their day-to-day work, learning how they manage and interact with patients. At other times you will be invited to offer a more hands-on role to the medical care being delivered, provided you are capable in that role.

    Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 - 3 Euros per day.

    Objectives

    • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
    • Assist the local clinics and hospitals with extra hands, to support medical service delivery
    • Develop your teamwork, knowledge and skills through hands on activity

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Accra, Ghana
    Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival
      You will be met upon landing on Saturday or Sunday between 06:00 - 24:00. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
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      Monday
      • Breakfast
      • Introduction
      • Lunch
      • Introduction
      • Dinner
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      Tuesday - Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Working at/with one of the clinics
      • Lunch
      • Working at/with one of the clinics
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday afternoon.
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • It is a requirement that you MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana and can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you may want/need to get before starting.

    Food

    Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

    Accommodation

    During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our center here in Accra. The accommodation is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 - 40 minutes away from the house and participants are responsible for their own transportation costs to and fro. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist participants.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Medical Care

CategoryLearning
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$410/week
Minimum Duration2 weeks

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week