Health Care and Medical Outreach

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founded in 2011
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Coordinator | Sally
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High­lights

Learn about tropical diseases as you assist and shadow medical offficers
Participate in medical outreaches to educate and give medical care to deprive communities.
Gain the spirit of resilience to help you have another perspective of live
Learn about community living and communal labour
Visit various tourist sites in the various regions as you go on outreach
Join our medical program as a pre-medical student or a medical professional to learn about tropical disease and also to give medical care to deprive people. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Medical programs in Ghana welcome volunteers with a wide range of experience, including qualified medical personnel, medical students and pre-med students. Attendance on a medical volunteer project is itself a helpful preparation for a medical career.  We also welcome motivated volunteers who are interested in working in the health sector.

Medical volunteers are encouraged to undertake duties according to their own interests and areas of expertise. Medical students can shadow local doctors and nurses, assisting them and learning by observing their work at clinics and hospitals.

The work is varied and may be very different from methods and practices at home.  It will include visits to orphanages and rehabilitation centres to support the health workers, medical outreaches to deprive communities etc. 

It will be appreciated if volunteers are able to come with basic medical tools and first aid to support the local communities especially during outreaches. These are not compulsory to bring.

Typical day

Volunteers working at the hospital have varied schedule, volunteers either go on  day shift, afternoon or night shift depending on their preference and also base on the hospital needs too. A normal schedule is as follows:

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 7:30am walk or a ride to placement
  • 8:00am Instructions on assignment for the day
  • 8:30am volunteer work begins
  • 12:00am Lunch/Snack break/Rest
  • 1:00pm volunteer work resume
  • 4:30pm Closing( Volunteers have the option to continue base on the need)
  • 5:30pm Dinner

Evenings Time to socialize with host family to know the culture, traditions etc

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekend to explore the 16 regions of Ghana. Each region has its unique culture and tourist sites. Volunteers are advice to read more about Ghana's tourist sites to help them have a fair idea of where their interest will be. 

We help volunteers to choose tourist sites and give advice on safety check, accommodation and recommend tour guide if the need be.  There is a monkey sanctuary, mole safari ride, waterfalls, open street market, museum etc that volunteers can visit as well as local festivals  like akwasidae, Homowow,  Aboakyire, chalewote festival etc.

During the week days too, volunteers can go to the shopping, market centers or to relax at the beach after volunteer duties ends.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
Science at level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Knowledge in basic hospital proceedings
Knowledge in science subjects
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by SFLIG volunteers

Our main focus as an organization is to support girls education. Volunteer fees therefore help us to put girls through school at different levels, providing them with quarterly supply of sanitary towels and other personal hygiene items etc. 

  •  Pre-departure support
  • Visa letter and documentations
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation (as specified above) with utility bills
  • Food/Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Program supervision
  • Registration Fee for medical outreaches and medical facilities
  • Donation to placement
  • Donation to  girls support

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
Our representative will be at the airport arrival hall with a sheet of paper with your name for easy identification, Upon meeting you, He will then drive you straight to your placement location. 
Accommodation

Volunteers will stay with a host family that will be provided by SFLIG volunteers, which is very safe for volunteers and this will help them to adjust, adapt and know the Ghanaian culture and that of the community intern will be doing the volunteer work. The selection of a host family will deepen on the information that will be provided on the application form the volunteer will fill and submit. 

These host families are people who have been investigated and have good record and have good health. There are periodic checks to see if they are still u to standard. The accommodation is part of the program fee. Accommodation in hostiles and dormitories can sometimes be organized for group of interns from 6 upwards working on same or similar project or working at the same project site. Volunteer will have a room of her own or mostly likely to share a room with a fellow volunteer. A bed will be provided and any other necessary things like a table and chair will be provided and volunteer will have access to T.V, radio, electricity, kitchen, toilet and bath, clean water.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Host families are responsible for providing breakfast and dinner everyday. Due to the distance between project area and home lunch can’t be provided and volunteers are advice to go with a snack. The foods served mainly consist of continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. Local food

That is mainly made from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize is served alongside. It is also very common for an intern to find a familiar dish in restaurants in different cities. Volunteers are provided with well treated water which is purchased from certified producers of hygienically bottled or bagged water.

Volunteers with special dietary needs like vegetarian should let us know, so we can prepare their preferred meal. Those with allergies should let us know too.

Internet Access
Good 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 are free to arrive at any day of their choice but we advice volunteers arrive on Fridays or Saturdays, for them to have some rest and settle in before volunteer duties start on Monday (Volunteers are also allowed to determine when they want to start upon arrival). Volunteers can arrive at any time of the day but arriving in the evenings means volunteer will have to spend long time at the airport due to long queue because most  flights arrive in the evening. Therefore volunteers can look for flights that arrives mid morning or early afternoon.

Our representative will pick up volunteer to the his /her host family's accommodation. 

This program is all year round and volunteer can extend length of stay upon arrival.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$900
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,100
7 weeks
$1,200
9 weeks
$1,400
11 weeks
$1,600
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,600
Average fees
$167 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. SFLIG volunteers 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 SFLIG volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Health Care and Medical Outreach

Join our medical program as a pre-medical student or a medical professional to learn about tropical disease and also to give medical care to deprive people.

$167/week

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