Public Health in Ghana
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- Placement location: Dodowa, on the outskirts of Accra
- Types of placement: Hospitals and community outreaches
- Accommodation: Host families
- Age Requirements: 18 - 25
Joining our two-week programme in Ghana is bound to be an eye-opening experience for volunteers. Situated on the outskirts of Accra, this project focuses on helping the local community by providing them with free basic medical care.
This is an incredible opportunity for volunteers working towards a career in the medical field, and those with an interest in the promotion of health and physical wellbeing. In your first week, you will be trained in various screening and testing procedures before getting involved in outreaches in the community. The outreaches take place at schools, villages and community centres where you will be administering general health testing, minor wound and skin treatments, and malaria testing and treatment. In addition to this, it will be your job to provide nutritional advice to the parents of young children, and educate the community on hygiene and first aid.
To fully immerse yourself in local life, you will be placed with a host family. During this time you’ll have the chance to try new cuisine, learn about their different traditions and truly appreciate the local culture. During your stay, you’ll be involved in various social activities, including a trip to Cape Coast Castle and the Kakum Rainforest Reserve, where you can hike through the jungle and visit the canopy walkway.