Community Health Outreach Assistant

Non-profit
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founded in 2014
Mansur
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Coordinator | Mansur
Coordinator | Mansur
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High­lights

Gain English Fluency and learn the culture by leaving and working with the locals in the communities
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience
Become more open and adapt to working with a team of medical professionals like yourself.
learn about the Ghanaian health system, its possitives and negatives and help in improving health delivery in communities
Make memories and life time forgetable experience with the people yor meet during your stay.
To make healthcare accessible to rural communities in northern Ghana by offering health screening, eduaction and treatment. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+


Screening/ Medical Check-Up

We will take weights, height and BMI measurements for both the children and adults. We will also take temperature, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure measurements.

In total about 3000 patients are expected to receive medical attention. They will each be given a prescription for needed medicines to pick up at our dispensary section.

Public Education

The idea is to provide public health education as part of activities for this medical outreach. We would also conduct one-on-one counseling sessions for the needed patients.

Dispensary

Medicines for common illnesses and symptoms such as cough, head ache, and colds, malaria, hypertension and arthritis will be handed out when prescription are shown.

Freebies

A stand at the venue will offer free toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps, sanitary pads and sweets to beneficiaries

Why this Project is Important 

To make healthcare accessible to ordinary communities who cannot afford to visit health centers

To offer education on health related issues or topics 

To screen and offer first hand treatment and refer and refer complicated medical conditions to the regional hospital.

Exposing participants to community health issues ,challenges and how to offer soluntions.

We believe that the only way to extend our knowledge and love is to share it through medical outreach and health education. Our consultation with Senior health practitioners at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital has shown this to be true; and that is why we put a great deal of emphasis on our Future for Africa humanitarian medical volunteer program, which actively promotes stakeholders involvement in numerous volunteer activities throughout various communities in Northern Ghana.

Typical day

Schedule: you will see how many time it takes the next time but the plan is to stay there the hole of the day making a 1-2 hour rest for lunch. 


One day – one community. In the morning:
Registration* of patients and clinical stories. Look for health problems of each patient and think how we can solve them. We will try in the first time we do it, in July to not to give medication unless it is necessary (evident infection, patient with very low weight, malnourished, with a BMI less than 18.5, painkillers if any condition with pain or inflammation, gastric protector). The idea is to find health problems in the morning, and in the afternoon to do health education.

In the afternoon: HEALTH WORKSHOPS. 1) Healthy habits. 2) Reproductive & sexual health. * To register the patient you have two options: 1) With the national identity document. But, as many may not have it, you can 2) give them a paper with a code (try to plasticize it by wrapping the paper with sticky tape). For registration, the simplest way is to do it with the order of registration and with the initials of the patient’s name. For example: Patient 1 is called Olivia Newton John. Code: 1ONJ Patient 2 is called John Travolta. Code: 2JT

Free-time activities

Volunteering for Future For Africa is flexible. This provides you with great chances to get out and see as much of Ghana as you can. Weekends provide a good time to get into the cites and the countryside  and see the sights or even take an overnight bus to an attraction further afield and you can take a few extra days on to weekend trips to make them worthwhile. Places to visit includes Mole National Park, Kakum National Park ,Paga Crocodile Pond ,Tongo Hills , Green House Eco Village Karimenga and the Cape Coast Castle


Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Medicine, Nursing ,Lab Technicians,Dentist ,Optician, Pharmacy at University level
Required Documents
CV and Certificate and Proof of Education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Otolaryngologist and Gynacologist
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Future4Africa
The little participants pay is divided into three parts, where 70% goes to the program-participants costs during the stay. Another 20% goes directly into our development projects. The final 10% will be spent on administrative costs.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
You will arrive at kotoka International Airport or tamale airport and a staff of future4Africa will pick you up from the airport.
Accommodation

Future4Africa has a volunteer house located at the Yikene.
The house has almost all the basic facilities you need and there is an opportunity to interact with other participants from all over the world and the wider community.


Food & Beverages
3 (three) meals a day with water 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers and Interns can join this program anytime throughout the year.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 16 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$476
4 weeks
$595
5 weeks
$714
7 weeks
$833
9 weeks
$1,071
16 weeks (max. stay)
$1,785
Average fees
$175 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Future4Africa will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Future4Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Community Health Outreach Assistant

To make healthcare accessible to rural communities in northern Ghana by offering health screening, eduaction and treatment.

$147/week

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