Volunteers/Interns in our dental elective program in Ghana work alongside doctors and nurses.
experience for dentists in Ghana is an entirely unique experience. Averaging 25
patients a day, working alongside specialists in our partner hospitals will
never be dull. You’ll get to grips with things like preventive health checks,
extractions and even take part in an observational placement in the ENT
department. It may also be possible for certain students to head out into the
community to conduct outreach work. The Ghanaian government and various other organizations are
working to reach the needy and impoverished people to improve overall health in the
country, but resources are absent, as are quality trained healthcare
professionals. As a dental medical volunteer, you can make an immense
difference in Ghana’s healthcare industry.
The Ghanaian government and various other organizations are working to reach the needy and impoverished people to improve overall health in the country, but resources are absent, as are quality trained healthcare professionals. As a dental medical volunteer, you can make an immense difference in Ghana’s healthcare industry.
As a volunteer or intern your day will range from observational to direct patient assistance, depending on your level of knowledge. An important element of these volunteer placements is being exposed to healthcare practices in a different culture, which can be a tremendous learning experience, no matter what your background might be. To work alongside local professionals observing different approaches to various conditions and treatments, and to assist with regular outreach work.
Accra has developed a fairly western social scene in the recent years, mainly because of the large expatriate community in the city. On Friday night, singing karaoke in the champs sports bar at the Paloma Hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back into Europe. And this has its place-after a month living in the village, a cocktail and some fluent English conversation can be just what you need.
There are some great deal of bars in Accra with much more feel, and much more opportunity to interact with Ghanaians, one popular place with volunteers is ’By well’ at the southern end of Osu Oxford street, where the house band plays every Thursday evening. Cape coast also has good bars, ‘Oasis’ on the beach near the Castle is popular and sometimes has impressive live drumming and dancing shows.
Spot bars are usually relatively inexpensive, and the sorts of places local people to for their beer after work. Learning some Twi or Ewe and some Ga from the locals as the sun goes down and sip an ice-cold star or club beer can be a great and very cheap evening out. Labadi beach is also a place where volunteers go swimming and horse riding.
Ghana being a safari destination for tourists, our program has established links to various destinations for our volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to visit the famous Kakum canopy walk, Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary, Wli water falls, Cape Coast castle and the Mole national park.
You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at VolunteerMatch Ghana homestay.
Volunteers will be staying with VolunteerMatch Ghana Homestay. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteers. By staying with a VMG Homestay you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions.
VolunteerMatch Ghana strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VMG manages everything for you.