Trip Details

Experience the day-to-day processes at hospitals and clinics in Ghana and help local medical staff as they deliver essential treatment to patients.

Gain valuable insight related to medical care work in Ghana. Clinics where we have placements are also run by community outreach programs, where teams of medical staff may go into poorer communities to visit patients and families. During your stay you will get the opportunity to shadow and assist medical staff in any of the clinics in these areas.

Aims & 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

Trip Itinerary

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.

Monday
Breakfast
Introduction
Lunch
Introduction
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Working at/with one of the clinics
Lunch
Working at/with one of the clinics
Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our centre here in Accra. The accommodation has a pool (donations for maintenance are requested) and 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. Limited WIFI is available in the common area. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist volunteers.

  • Standard Room
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages (Water,Tea,Coffee)
  • Persons per room 2 -14
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Safety box
  • Bed linen

WIFI is available, but in very limited supply. Personal SIM card is recommended.

Food Arrangements
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.

Trip Country Info

Ghana

Population: 27 million
Capital: Accra
Language: English
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH?)
Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)

This multicultural nation is in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara. Bordered by the Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north, Ivory Coast in the west and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana’s President is both head of state and head of the government. They now have one of Africa’s strongest economies, which together with their democratic political system have made them to a regional power in West Africa.

This country has succeeded in keeping its culture alive for centuries making it an amazing place to visit. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and today Ghana is also the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof
Open Mind
Team Player
Criminal Record Check

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa