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Overview
The Healthcare facilities in Ghana are not very widespread and due to extreme poverty many people are still unable to avail of the basic medical facilities.
 
Volunteers in the Medical Healthcare program in Ghana work along with doctors, nurses and local staff in hospitals and community clinics in different locations across Ghana. Volunteer tasks are determined depending on the volunteer’s qualifications, experience and knowledge. Qualified doctors and nurses can carry full day to day treatment of various diseases. Medical Professionals and Medical students can assist the doctors and nurses in their work and observe their work to gain knowledge and experience. Qualified medical volunteers work in the areas of maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counseling and testing. 
 
This program is particularly suited for those volunteers who are interested in health issues and doing ‘hands on’ clinical work. Volunteers work for around 6 hrs in a day for 5 days in a week. Volunteers schedule is flexible and can vary depending on the needs of the placement.

Volunteer tasks under medical and healthcare program in Ghana


Volunteers in the Medical Healthcare program in Ghana work along with doctors, nurses and local staff in hospitals and community clinics in different locations across Ghana. Volunteer tasks are determined depending on the volunteer’s qualifications, experience and knowledge. 
  • Qualified doctors and nurses can carry full day to day treatment of various diseases. 
  • Medical professionals and students can assist the doctors and nurses in their work and observe their work to gain knowledge and experience. 
  • Qualified medical volunteers work in the areas of maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counseling and testing. Wound dressing under direct supervision of nursing staff. 
  • Blood pressure, pulse and temperature measurements (if competent).
  • Assist patients with activities such as getting them from one service point to another.
  • Weighing patients, holding babies/adults to be weighed.
  • General assistance to the medical staff wherever required, and wherever experience and expertise allow.
  • Pre Medical students assist the local doctors and staff in doing basic tasks such as checking weight and temperature of the patients, cleaning wounds and also doing administrative tasks in the placement. 


Medical and healthcare program volunteer schedule


Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Tamale with a local host family. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;

Saturday    -    Arrival at Accra 

Sunday        -    Transfer to Tamale + showing around the accommodation neighborhood 

Monday    -    Orientation + introduction to the placement (commute + local staff + kids + 
            places to eat, etc.). Orientation session will be conducted by the local 
            coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to 
            visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Ghana.

Tuesday to Fri    -    Volunteer work 
  • Breakfast - 06:00 am onwards (provided at the accommodation)
  • Working hours at the placement - 07:00am to 01:00 pm and 3:30pm to 5:30 pm
  • Lunch - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (volunteers need to manage lunch on their own)
  • Dinner - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm (provided at the accommodation)
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Weekends    -    Free to explore the city and take short excursions trip to some of the best
hotspots in and around Tamale, such as;
  • Mole National Park 
  • Monkey Sanctuary 
  • Kintampo Falls
Learn about their elaborate festivals, the local cuisine comprising of Banku and Fufu - Ghana's most famous dishes, their colorful dresses and the music and dances.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

 
 
Ghana Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their project placement on any Start Date given below. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.
Volunteering Solutions Ghana Reviews
Tamale, Ghana
Emma Kenrick
(Ireland)

I enjoyed meeting the other volunteers in the house and making friends with the locals, experiencing the local way of living..

Tamale, Ghana
Line Moeller Mikkelsen
(Denmark)

I enjoyed my placement very much. It was fantastic and I definitely felt that they liked my presence and my work..

Tamale, Ghana
August von Lehmann
(Germany)

If you want to go to Ghana you don't need to be afraid. There are always people helping you and the medical supply is very good too. I am really happy that I came to Ghana and hopefully I can go there again..

Tamale, Ghana
Robert Pruna Guillen
(Spain)

The best thing was knowing another culture and living one month there to see it well. Also I've loved met new people, volunteers and local people. .

Tamale, Ghana
Thomas Hunt
(United Kingdom)

I feel as if I would have been far more helpful if there for a longer time and I wish I had been..

Tamale, Ghana
Nathalie Glocker
(Austria)

I enjoyed my working very much and it made me rich on experience as the children were very happy about my efforts. Yes the children were very happy about my efforts. .

Tamale, Ghana
Elizabeth Roughton
(United Kingdom)

First of all I liked the website as it has loads of information and other companies made it difficult to find information. I really enjoyed the two projects. I would definitely recommend the program..

Tamale, Ghana
Cody McElhinny
(United States)

The pre departure guide was very extensive and helpful. It covered all necessary information. I loved my program placement and the experience was enjoyable..

Tamale, Ghana
Sara Manso De Dios
(Spain)

i love my project and i am glad to have this amazing experience in Ghana. The house was safe and the meals were good..

Tamale, Ghana
Sara Przybysz
(Germany)

I had a great time at the placement. It was a great time to learn new things but also the time to share how the things are working in my home country..

Tamale, Ghana
Johanna Schlimpert
(Germany)

I very enjoyed working at my placement and I just wish I had some more time. The highlight of my volunteering trip was the first day when I went to the village and it was just amazing. .

Tamale, Ghana
Philip & Carolyn Huang
(United States)

We very much enjoyed working at our placements. We were able to get a nice mix of working at the Tamale Central Hospital as well as teach at a small village school and at the girls school. All placements provided opportunities to do productive work and make a difference..

Tamale, Ghana
Carey Lyddy
(United States)

I loved my program placement. The school girls are amazing and everyone in Ghana is friendly and welcoming. The highlight of my trip was definitely the girls at the program and the village tours/experience..

Tamale, Ghana
Seamus Daley-Dee
(United Kingdom)

I Loved my program placement. It was truly amazing once in a lifetime experience and I hope to come back. Everything I did in Ghana was highlight of my trip as it was a great experience. .

Tamale, Ghana
Benjamin Peper
(Germany)

I enjoyed working at my placement. Everyone was very helpful and polite. Me and the kids had a lot of fun and learnt a lot about the other cultures. There were lots of highlights in my 3 months with 3 months in Tamale..

Tamale, Ghana
Solange Etessami
(United States)

I very much enjoyed my placement. The girls were very sweet and eager to learn. The highlight of my volunteer trip was teaching, going to the baby orphanage and the trips during the weekends. It was also great getting to know all the other volunteers. .

Tamale, Ghana
Mazelle Etessami
(United States)

I very much enjoyed working with girls and it is a great place as was the orphanage. I really don't think I could say as cheesy as it sounds but I really loved every moment. I wish I didn't have to leave. .

Tamale, Ghana
Ava Dark
(United States)

I absolutely enjoyed working at my projects, especially the orphanage. It was very refreshing and rewarding to work with children. The students were very passionate about learning and it was a pleasure to teach them. .

Tamale, Ghana
Stephanie Knockaert
(Canada)

I enjoyed my program placement very much; once I was able to pick the place. I very much enjoyed getting to know the kids. I taught at the village, the moments when I was able to teach them something they have never learned before were extremely rewarding..

Tamale, Ghana
Mareike Hochner
(Germany)

I would definitely recommend everyone to volunteer in Ghana. It's a great experience, no one should miss. In no other way you can learn about a foreign culture so well..

Ghana Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.
WeekUSDGBPAUDEUR
1 week$395£336$553€384
2 weeks$495£421$693€481
3 weeks$595£506$833€578
4 weeks$650£553$910€631
5 weeks$750£638$1,050€728
6 weeks$840£714$1,176€815
7 weeks$930£791$1,302€903
8 weeks$1,020£867$1,428€990
Extra week$100£85$140€97
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