• Program: Volunteer Ghana
  • Location: Koforidua
  • Minimum Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Airport Pick-up: Yes
  • Suitable for Groups: Yes
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Eastern Region
  • Project Site: Regional Hospital
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
  • Meals Included: 2 meals
  • Suitable for Families: No
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide

Overview

Volunteer in Ghana’s healthcare sector at a busy hospital in Koforidua, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience medical care in a developing country. Suitable for medical and pre-med students, as well anyone with a particular interest in healthcare, the project enables volunteers to get hands-on in a number of hospital departments, including general practice, physical therapy, maternity and surgical wards.

You’ll have the chance to observe diagnoses and treatment of uncommon conditions like leprosy, typhoid and malaria, and carry out general tasks such as setting up patients’ IV lines and taking blood. Volunteers committing to four weeks or more on the program may be able to work across two or more departments for the most comprehensive medical experience. Find out more about healthcare volunteering by downloading the brochure.

Your Role

As a medical and healthcare volunteer you’ll work in a busy hospital in Koforidua, where you’ll experience uncommon conditions and have the opportunity to observe diagnoses and treatment. Get hands-on in the general practice, maternity or surgical departments and build your skillset by supporting doctors and nurses in carrying out basic tasks like taking blood and setting up IV lines.

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Work Schedule

Medical and healthcare volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday. Working hours are from 8am until 3pm.

Journey to Project

The hospital where you will be working is a 20 minute bus ride and a short walk from the volunteer dormitory.

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