Health Prevention Assistant

Samba Africa offers positions to work in public health, working towards better access and health awareness in several communities in Ghana.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is a serious disease caused by a virus which destroys the body’s natural protection from infection, and which usually causes death in Africa, killing most people as well as rendering them orphans. It is in this regard that S.V.O.has put up link with local organization in Ghana , which does a lot of work for the HIV AIDS Education and involve with community outreach programs such as educational programs etc.

This S.V.O.project aims at preventing the transmission of HIV AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis to give better support to those affected by the disease. Volunteers in this project are mostly involved in taking care of people affected by the disease notably children and out reach education. What volunteers are expected to do: Orientation and training for the first week by local experts.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs
Families
Groups

Typical day

Volunteers working in the HIV/AIDS project in Ghana can expect to work daily between 8am-3pm.
Activities includes, volunteers and local expert will be involved in:
• Community education
• Schools education
• Churches education
• Hairdresser's education
• Shoemakers/Cobbler education
• Markets/ Shopping centers education
• Lorry parks demonstration activities to increase the awareness campaign in the Ghanaian communities.
• Sometimes volunteers will engage in house-to-house education
• Volunteers will sometimes spend time with those affected by the disease, by helping them to take their medicines regularly as well as giving them care and comfort.
• Community education through drama.
• Volunteers shall reach out to commercial sex workers / prostitutes at red right areas with the message of abstinence and condom use. 

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University ,High school education level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 12:00

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Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days to volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
. Airport pickup upon arrival.
Accommodation and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
Transportation to project site first day.
Accommodation and meals in Accra prior to departure.
Drop-off at airport on departure day.
Accommodation
Utilities
Meals - Breakfast, lunch and super
. Letter of recommendation
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation

The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and keys

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet. Lunch; plantain or rice or yam with vegetable stew or similar. Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$250
3 weeks
$401
4 weeks
$552
5 weeks
$703
10 weeks
$1458
18 weeks
$2667
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7500

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$138/week
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 Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Airport
The nearest airport is Kotoka (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
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P.O.BOX NG234 ,ACCRA-GAHANA, NG234 Kumasi, Ghana