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Gain professional medical experience in a developing country, discover Ghana's diverse and vibrant culture and enrich the lives of Ghanaians.
Though Ghana has made rapid strides to improve its healthcare facilities, this improvement has yet to reach many areas. Many Ghanaians still succumb to treatable diseases and the injured and the sick have to travel far and wide to receive proper treatment. Join RCDP's health project in Ghana and go where the poor and the sick are and help them have a healthier life. You will work with local medical professionals to learn about the medical practice in Ghana and help with the treatment.
The aim of the project is to increase access to basic healthcare, decrease the prevalence of endemic disease and improve overall health by providing public health projects and promoting health education. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to help the poor people of Ghana.
The health project in Ghana hires only volunteers who have health care certification, such as student ID of a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. If you are on the process of acquiring the certification, you will also be considered provided you furnish document to support your claim.
Your actual responsibility during the healthcare project in Ghana will depend on your skill and experience. Among general things, you might do are assist in consulting room, dispensary and help with physiotherapy, treatment of minor injuries, maternal help and childcare, assisting midwives on visits, and checking and recording patient's information.
Your work will might include:
The medical project in Ghana project is based in Accra and Kumasi. Accra is the seaside city of Ghana. It's also the most populous and contains many beaches, museums, libraries, traditional markets and has a lively nightlife. The buildings in Accra reflect its colonial past and new development. You can see castles juxtaposed next to modern buildings. You can also visit shopping centers, restaurants and shanty towns in Accra.
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region. Also known as Ghana's second city, Kumasi is regarded as the cultural heart of Ghana as the vibrancy of Ghana's culture is more evident here than any other part of the country. The city's major attraction includes the National Cultural Center and zoological gardens with its lovely gardens but depressing zoo. In the villages around Kumasi, you can see artisans practicing crafts liking woodcarving, printing cloths and weaving. Villages like Bonwire are the place to visit for kente cloth, Pankrono is best known for pottery, Ahwiaa for woodcarving and Ntonso for adinkra cloth.