Volunteering in Hospitals in Ghana
Our volunteering in hospitals in Ghana placement is based in a hospital in Accra, supporting doctors and nurses as a volunteer as they care for low-income patients. This is a fully functioning hospital supporting a community in northern Accra and like any hospital, there are injuries, ailments and diseases presenting themselves everyday. There are a range of departments such as medical, surgical, gynaecology, surgical and the children’s ward as well as public health and dentistry. Health care is not free in Ghana and many patients cannot afford to pay for x-rays or medication.
Volunteer in a Laboratory in Ghana
Come to Accra and volunteer in a laboratory in a Ghana and work in a local hospital, clinic or lab supporting a local community. Volunteering in a laboratory isn’t usually the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Ghana, but the need for support in this area is there nevertheless! This project is based in a hospital that offers services in general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, laboratory tests, x-ray, dermatology, venereology, ophthalmology, ECG, mother and child healthcare and ultrasound. For all these departments there is only one laboratory where all patients get sent for tests which means that there is an incredibly high workload.