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FREE MEDICAL HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER PROJECT

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Organization:
Location: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address:
TESHIE NUNGUA ESTATE
ACCRA, 00233
Ghana

Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Tutoring, Teaching, Sports and Recreation, Social Services, Orphanage, Mentoring, Homelessness and Housing, Health and Medicine, Education, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Children and Youth Ministry, Adult Ministry, Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
6
Commitment is per:
Day
Number of Positions:
120
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
1462
One-time / Ongoing Position:

Description

Our Medical healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. These placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice but effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to see. Medical care is a basic human right, and making it accessible for all is essential. The Hospitals and clinics that we work with are striving to fulfill that need, and can always benefit from an extra pair of hands. Working on health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for students like you to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries. We have a number of departments who would appreciate your help. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably to what you're used to. We have a variety of Medical placements available in Ghana. You could work in a hospital or a clinic. You can work in a variety of medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety. You will be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics, observing or directly assisting the doctors and nurses. If you plan on specializing in a particular field of medicine, we can arrange to place you in a relevant department, to ensure that you receive maximum experience in your chosen field. Your responsibilities will include some of the following: Going forward rounds with doctors to examine cases and determine the next line of action, following up cases and ensuring that proper medication is dispensed, helping to take patients' histories and subsequent diagnosis, helping with general consultation activities. Observing procedures, Undertake office administration, health data recording and storage, taking care of patients reporting for out-patient care or on admission Changing bandages and monitoring recovery, checking blood pressure, weighing babies helping with first aid treatment. Many of our health care centers also run different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition and sanitation. Volunteer job might cover these areas as many hospitals also work in coordination with the local communities, presenting different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition, and sanitation. Your presence is extremely helpful in such programs. Such health projects offer a wonderful opportunity for volunteers and students to be acquainted with the existing health issues and challenges of delivering health care in developing country like Ghana. You will definitely gain valuable insight into Ghana culture and will have the opportunity to improve your skills in a variety of areas in health care. You will work in the hospital five days a week from 8: am to 2:00pm. You have the rest of the day to yourself; you can explore the city with the other volunteers. The volunteer house you will be staying is very close to the beach, art craft center and the market so there is always a lot to do. You will be awarded certificates after successfully completing the project placement. Our projects are located in Ghana West Africa, Ghana is an exciting and popular place to spend some time on a volunteer project .Ghana is an intensely colorful land on the West coast of Africa. Once the British colony known as the 'Gold, Coast' it is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people. This English-speaking country provides you with a wonderful introduction to Africa; it is politically-stable, safe, affordable, and rewarding to visit, all we need is people with the passion and wiliness to help people who are less fortunate than themselves. VOLUNTEER AND INTERNS GET THE WEEKENDS OFF TO GO ON TRIPS AND EXPLORE GHANA; Ghana has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, water falls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit. Volunteers who come to Ghana experience these even more fully by getting an insider's understanding of the country. Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore the country to the fullest and interact with the people. As a volunteer you have to buy your own flight ticket to Ghana, All our project placements are totally free including accommodation transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff. Your group will be staying in our volunteer house with other volunteers from all over the world, this is an opportunity for you to make new friends and interact, and the volunteer houses are located in very safe areas in Ghana. We have volunteer coordinators who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way. The only cost involve in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay a flat rate of 350 each for two weeks or a month for three meals a day, the cost use to be $300 but due to increase in cost of food and supplies we decide to increase it a bit to $350, the cost also covers your laundry, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home, Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to young people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. We are looking forward to working with you and your nursing class to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people in Ghana, let me know if you need any more information Best regards Jasmine (assistant project coordinator) http://www.dreamafricacarefoundation.org 00233244150785 / 00233243181955

Do you require that volunteers for this position be Christian?

No

Organizational Statement of Faith:

No

Group Minimum and Maximum


2 - 15


Short Term Mission Trip Details


Region


Western Africa, Africa

This cost includes:


the cost includes accommodation,three meals a day,project placement,airport pick up and 24hrs support

Application Deadline (MM/DD/YYYY)


06/12/2014

Opportunity Date(s): Start Date:  
03/07/2018

End Date:  
01/01/2019