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Medical Volunteer Program in Ghana - Volta Region

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ALPHA STEP ORGANIZATION

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Medical Volunteer Program in Ghana - Volta Region Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Oct 15, 2021

Ready to jump into your scrubs and be a Medical volunteer in Ghana? Alpha Step Organization’s Medical project enables volunteers to gain experience in clinics and outreach efforts in rural towns where people often struggle to access basic healthcare. Medical volunteers can help fill the gap left by a shortage of qualified professionals in these areas, relieving pressure on health initiatives and giving local people the chance to have their health needs attended to.

Highlights:
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Affordable fees from $319 for 1 week
  • Includes accommodation, meals, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Help in rural areas and mobile outreach wound care clinics

  • Discover Ghana off the beaten track

  • Stay with other volunteers in a rural village

APPLY NOW Who is this program suited to? Medical students with at least two years’ experience, as well as qualified healthcare professionals with an interest in expanding their global medical perspective and gaining first-hand experience in a new healthcare medical environment. Nurses and other volunteers in medically-related professions who have completed at least two years of training are also well suited to this project.
Key information Improve access to quality healthcare Based in clinics and communities in rural Ghana Volunteer house accommodation Volunteers aged 18+ Up to 5 hours volunteering a day Fully hosted experience from $319 for 1 week Durations from 1 - 24 weeks Explore Ghana’s rural communities What to expect and how you'll make an impact

The healthcare system in Ghana is considered fairly adequate relative to other African countries, however there is still considerable need for volunteer assistance. Once you get outside the major cities, the standard of healthcare drops considerably and there is a shortage of trained medical professionals.

As a Medical volunteer you can help in small clinics in under-resourced, rural areas for two days a week; and with a mobile wound care outreach service for the remaining three days. You should expect to be working with limited resources, and understand that the healthcare environment you’re volunteering in will be different to what you’re used to.

Volunteer duties will depend on your experience and how much time you’re spending on your program. Longer term and qualified volunteers are more likely to have hands-on tasks, though this should not be expected. Initially at least, your tasks are likely to be mostly observational or administrative. Outreach clinics are more hands-on than clinic-based volunteering.

You will need to provide a copy of your qualifications, or a letter and transcript from your school to the local team in Ghana on arrival.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Good mental and physical health is key to sustainable development and building healthy and happy communities. Now more than ever, we must increase access to free healthcare and health education across the globe to achieve an acceptable standard of living and wellbeing for all.

Why do Medical volunteering in Ghana with Alpha Step Organization?

Why do Medical volunteering in Ghana with Alpha Step Organization? While volunteering on the Medical project in Ghana you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Helping rural communities access vital healthcare
  • Observing clinical practice in action
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining medical experience
  • Participating in a cross-cultural exchange of ideas
  • Immersing yourself fully in the Ghanaian way of life
  • Exploring Ghana’s rich history and culture
Volunteer requirements

To join the Medical project in Ghana, volunteers need to be medical or nursing students with at least two years’ training; or qualified healthcare professionals. Volunteers in other medically-related professions who have completed at least two years of training may also be eligible to take part.

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate in this program. If you are under the age of 18, Alpha Step Organization offers alternative volunteer opportunities for teens. Visit our High School Volunteer Abroad page to learn more. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Alpha Step Organization before departure.

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About ALPHA STEP ORGANIZATION

Location:

ROOM No. 123 SIC BUILDING HO, VOLTA REGION., Ho, VOLTA REGION 233, GH

Mission Statement

Is to impact lives by providing high impact oriented, cost effective, & culturally competent capacity building programs to people in the Volta region particularly; women, widows, and children of school going age through volunteer programmes.

Description

Alpha Step Organization is a Non Governmental Organization established to promote the well-being of the Vulnerable in society especially women and children and to encourage them to participate in process which enhances their equality, self-reliance and long term sustainable development.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

Wed Oct 20, 2021 - Mon Dec 20, 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

ROOM No. 123 SIC BUILDING HO, VOLTA REGION.Ho, VOLTA REGION 233Ghana

(6.61162,0.46256)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers would be expected to commit at least 70% of their time to Work.
  • None

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