Healthcare Provider

on medical mission, we go villages, set up clinic under trees, in a local classroom, at the village square or inside a local church to provide care

The Clinic set up: There is the first section medical mission team in charge of writing down the name, age and complaints on the patient card, the second section medical mission team checks and records vitals including height, weight, pressure, pulse and temperature. The third section medical mission team decides if the patient should go and see one of our team doctors/practitioners positioned in the fourth section or just go for an over the counter medication from the pharmacy/medication team which is the fifth section. The doctors or Nurse Practitioners within our medical mission volunteers provide diagnosis and sign for treatment medication or determines if they should be sponsored to go to the nearest hospital for further examination. The sixth section medical mission volunteers provide cash or free insurance registration for someone who needs to go for further examination or continuous care in a hospital. The seventh section medical mission volunteers do the wounds dressing, mainly concentrating school children. 


All information are captured on records. If we have a dentist or dental assistant, optometrist or breast examination nurse, separate sections are created for them to attend to respective needy patients. Our medical mission volunteer work educate those gathered in queue waiting for their turn on dental care, wound care, water care and nutrition. Those without medical skills are paired with those with medical skills to review our modules for the education aspect and make their own presentation out of it. This prepares those without medical training to be able to give these presentations while those with medical training are providing care. If you do not have any medical experience, you also help at the first section and trained to help at the second and seventh sections. This medical mission volunteer work is a great hands on experience and learning opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing medicine or health related programs. One of the doctors or nurse practitioners are reserved to care for new mothers and their babies so we can always take care of all the children brought to our clinic. Local nurses work with our medical mission team of volunteers. 

An opportunity for our local nurses to improve their healthcare knowledge and skills as they learn from our foreign volunteers with advanced medical training/experience and to also help in translations where required. We hope those on our medical mission volunteer work also learn a thing or two from our local nurses, like when to tell a patient to shut up. lol Our medical volunteer placements are opportunities for doctors, nurses, medical students, student nurses, pre-med, other students to volunteer in clinics in Africa. The Villages and Patients we see: For people in deprived and isolated communities in Africa, going to the hospital is the last resort, and mostly it means it is too late or much more expensive to save the person. This is the reason why we organize Medical mission volunteer work to serve these poor places without taking away the local doctors from the already crowded facilities. 

We screen for early detection and treatment where possible. We are the hope of several new-born babies, born at home, never been seen by a doctor to be seen and checked if they are ok or need an attention before it is too late. Help us save the lives of children. People who do not know they are living with diabetics, hypertension, etc. are diagnosed, educated, advised and supported to go to the nearest local hospital for continuing care so they can live longer than they would if they do not know their condition. On our Medical mission volunteer work, most common diseases we encounter are malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, anemia, malnutrition, infected wounds, dental problems, sight problems and body pains. Some of the medication given are pain killers, vitamins, worms medication, antibiotics, allergy drugs, oral re-hydration, electrolyte, high protein bars, etc. The Adventure for our volunteers: Options for a two weeks or ten days trip. 

Arrival over the weekend, Work starts on Monday, first weekend and the last two days to departure are for trip to places of interest, cultural events, safari, shopping for souvenirs, day and night at a beach resort and a durbar of chiefs and people to say thank you. So it is not only work but fun and adventure included. Help us keep poor families strong so they can work their way out of poverty and give their children a better life. 

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
17 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
biology at high school graduate level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

safari, historical sites and cultural activities are part of the program.

Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo

Services

What's included?
accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, project organization and needs. Visit to places of interest, cultural activities, etc.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

a project staff is at the arrival terminal to pick you up. you will see the staff wearing a t shirt and cap with our organization's name in it and/or shall be holding a card with your name on it. He/she shall produce an id to show you it is the person you have been pre-informed will be picking you up from the airport.

Accommodation

each room has shower, double or king size bed, air-condition/fan, fridge, hot water.

Hotel
Food & Beverages

vegetarian foods available

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
10 days (min. stay)
$500
2 weeks
$938
18 days (max. stay)
$1000

You can volunteer at the project site in various places/Ghana between 10 days and 18 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Elghana will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$369/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 Elghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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