The Trust Hospital

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founded in 2015
You & Ghana Foundation
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High­lights

One of the first hospitals in Ghana using an electronic patient file
Choose your focus - General medicine or Mother & Child care
For medical, nursing, midwifery and doctor's assistant students/ volunteers
The Trust Hospital is one of the leading players in health care in Ghana and has several health clinics and three hospitals in Accra. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples

As a student or volunteer, you will work in different departments in the hospital.  The Trust Hospital Accra has different departments for men, women, children but also for patients who need emergency care and patients who only need help for one day and do not stay overnight in the hospital (the Out-Patients Department (OPD)).

However, as a student/volunteer you will choose between two different directions. 'General Medicine' is the direction in which we generally work together with the male ward, female ward, emergency departments, and OPD, while 'Mother & Child is the direction in the hospital that focuses on the pediatric ward, antenatal clinic and the maternity ward including the delivery rooms. Depending on the direction chosen by the student/volunteer, there will be different activities but the main focus is on support and health education.                                       

Typical day

Your shift will start at 7.30 am and usually closes around 2 pm.

After the handover from the night duty, you'll partner up with a doctor, nurse or local student.
You'll be involved with all needed care to be given to in - and outpatients from admission to discharge. 
To protect yourself, we discourage you to do medical procedures on your own. They're mostly done in a different
way then you might be used to. In case something goes wrong, you won't be the one to blame.
Your learning is here to assist and observe.  The focus for your work will be rather on prevention, health education and social support.  

Free-time activities

When you're staying in Accra there are many places to visit for lunch, dinner or just a drink.
Visit the beach, go for some historical information about Accra during a walking tour in Jamestown etc.

During weekends Ghana offers you many hideouts like a weekend at the beautiful beaches in the Western region. 
Explore the slave history in the Central Region. Go for some village immersions and hikes in the forest in the Volta region and many more places in the country to visit. We're partnering with a local eco-tours travel company called Jolinaiko Eco-tours which we can easily connect you to in case you'll like to know about possible tours and highlights in Ghana and neighboring countries. 


Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
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
Health & Nutrition at level
Required Documents
CV and English motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- English language proficiency
- Creative, independent and enterprising
- Flexible and loves a challenge
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by You & Ghana Foundation

Participation fee - Before departure

  • A good preparation & guidance from the volunteer team
  • Personal introductory meeting
  • Checklist to prepare your trip to Ghana
  • Online preparation course
  • Training on tropical diseases + children & maternity
  • Free airline ticket quote
  • Advice on choosing a good job - and travel insurance
  • Help and/or advice in arranging your visa.
  • Personal blog via website You & Ghana
  • Declaration of behavior (this is necessary in order to be able to participate)

Project costs - In Ghana

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodation
  • Welcome drink + breakfast after arrival
  • Orientation day in Accra
  • Accommodation during the entire trip
  • Guidance throughout your stay
  • Assistance in extending your visa
  • Monitoring of projects
  • Maintenance of accommodation
  • Reliable local contacts and active safety policy
  • Emergency support

Project costs are exclusive:

  • Administration costs 
  • Deposit 
  • Flight ticket to Ghana
  • Vaccinations 
  • Work, travel and cancellation insurance
  • Visa fee (+ the cost of renewal)
  • Work permit
  • Transport costs from Accra to your place of residence
  • Holiday - request a free quote via our partner organization

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

We'll be waiting for you upon arrival at the arrival hall from the Kotoka international airport in Accra.
From there it's about 20 - 30 minutes drive to your temporarily new home. 

Accommodation

You'll be staying in your own apartment (max 4 people) on the first floor of an international hostel.
The apartment has it's own corridor, bedroom, living hall, porch, and private bathroom.
The kitchen facilities are downstairs and will be shared. WiFi is available and free.

Youth Hostel
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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

You can start this project 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
8 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
$1,500
9 weeks
$1,563
10 weeks
$1,625
11 weeks
$1,688
13 weeks
$1,813
15 weeks
$1,938
20 weeks (max. stay)
$2,250
Average fees
$150 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. You & Ghana Foundation 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 You & Ghana Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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The Trust Hospital

The Trust Hospital is one of the leading players in health care in Ghana and has several health clinics and three hospitals in Accra.

$150/week

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