Our program in Accra is not only suitable for already decided medicine students but also for people, who simply want to get a real insights in medical work - e.g. as a volunteer to support the daily work in Ghana where help is needed.
During your time in Ghana you have two ways to do this program: As a volunteer without any pre-experience in the medical sector you will be supporting the so-called "Mobile Clinics" in the rural areas outside of Accra. In this areas locals nearly have no or only limited access to medical care. Mobile clinics can help them to have access to a basic and primary health care like vaccinations, life-saving medicine and treatment of small injuries.
As a student of medicine you have the chance to gain practical experiences in a field of choice and Ghanas biggest hospital! Tropical medicine, orthopaedics, midwifery or surgery can be named as some of a lot of examples. It might also can be taken as a medical traineeship if you let us know the conditions for that from your university!
Staff on-site: Program coordinator, local staff, teaching staff
Accomodation: Our Volunteer House
Surrounding: West Africa
Time zone: GMT + 1 hour
Climate: Warm mit high humidity throughout the year
Visa: Yes, you need to organize it before you start your trip
Start dates: can be chosen by you, only limited by capacities of volunteer house
Duration: from 4 weeks
What is included: UK Briefing Webinar (via Google+/Skype), Airport Transfers, Programm coordinato, professional teaching staff, Accomodation, Meals, 24/7 Emergency back-up, social activities
Si vous utilisez notre formulaire de contact, nous vous offrons en plus notre guide de plus de 20 pages « Comment choisir la bonne organisation de volontariat ? » au format PDF. Il contient entre autres une check-list avec plus de 50 critères de sélection pour facilement évaluer vos options.