Overview of the Project
As health authorities in Ghana are seriously working hard to improve the health system in Ghana, so as Amka Afrika Safaris -Ghana has taking it upon ourselves to assist with the improvement of the health services in Ghana by inviting trained and pre-trained health professionals and volunteers with the interest across the world to come and volunteer in some of the health centers of Ghana.
Most of these placements are in the poor communities in Ghana where health professionals are needed most. Amka Afrika Safaris -Ghana organizes placement for volunteers who are interested in working at the childcare and maternity hospital.
In this project, volunteers are expected to work alongside the local Nurses and Doctors; the work is mostly depending on volunteer’s level of knowledge, experience and skill.
Through this project, we aim to increase access to basic healthcare for rural people, providing public health services in all aspects of clinical nursing, with a primary health work with the community nurses and promote health education in the villages.
Role of a Volunteer
the work is mostly depending on volunteer’s level of knowledge, experience and skill. Volunteers would be mainly involved in care of patients, replacing bandages, checking blood pressure, first aid treatment, assisting in the delivery of babies, weighing of babies.
• Assist doctors and nurses in local hospitals
• Change bandage ,Deliveries
• Take blood pressure
• Educating people on basic prevention and first aid / healthcare education
Health volunteers must have the proof of qualification as a health professional, medical student, doctor or nurse. Volunteers must have medical background to volunteer in this project. Pre-medical student must also indicate their interest on the application form.
Global Adventure Safaris -Ghana manages room/food for volunteer. Volunteers live with host families and we manage a separate room and local meals three times a day. Volunteer will also have regular visitation to project site and host family, 24hrs every week access to our office in Ghana and mobile number of our coordinators. Our staffs also visit volunteers every week as part of the program.
Our Healthcare Project Locations and Descriptions
Global Adventure Safaris organize teaching project/Placement in all the regions of Ghana. Healthcare project in small and urban towns like Kumasi, Cape Coast, Accra, Brong Ahafo, Koforidua, Konongo, Nkawkaw, Sunyani, Tamale and Nsawam.
In these towns you can find unique tourist attraction centers, shops where you can do shopping’s, banks, telephone booths and internet cafes available in these towns.
Where volunteer can go for weekends and longer periods:
Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centers to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love traveling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle and the ancient buildings.
Global Adventure Safaris -Ghana staff is ever ready to offer volunteers guidelines before traveling.
A typical day of a volunteer in the Project
7 AM – 8 AM: Breakfast: Join nurses and doctors and Start Working in Clinic
9AM – 4 PM: Lunch break and Join nurses and doctors again Working in Clinic
Evening: Free time. Volunteers can visit local pubs with their local host families or friends.
Dates of Project: 1st and 15th of every month, and because this project is ongoing volunteers can choose their own available date to volunteer.