Medicine in Ghana

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Cape Coast or Dodowa, Ghana
Projects Abroad Medical volunteer from Japan treating a wound of a child during a medical outreach in James Town, Accra
Projects Abroad Medical volunteer from Japan treating a wound of a child during a medical outreach in James Town, Accra

If your group are looking to go into medicine as a career, then this project in Ghana could be perfect for you! Based in the cities of Cape Coast and Winneba this Medicine programme is an exciting and popular project that will give your group a chance to experience the world of medicine. This will not only benefit any application to study medicine at university, but will also ensure you are making the right choice before you embark on your studies. If you are already at university then this is a brilliant opportunity to put your acquired knowledge into practice.

A female asian volunteer treats a young girl during a medical outreach programme in Ghana
A female asian volunteer treats a young girl during a medical outreach programme in Ghana

The project, which involves working with patients who have a wide range of illnesses, combines outreach work in local communities, camps and schools with 1 day per week spent observing at a local hospital or clinic. Your group will have the opportunity to be involved in more hands-on work during your time at the public health clinics and on the outreach work. This could involve dressing wounds, testing for malaria and screening for worms. Educational talks on general health issues are another great opportunity to help the local community.

Your group can live with one of our friendly local host families whilst volunteering in Ghana, enabling you to immerse yourselves in the Ghanaian way of life. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to live in a hostel or shared apartment.

At the weekend your group can either enjoy a relaxing trip to one of Ghana’s beautiful palm fringed beaches or hike through the jungle in Karum Rainforest Reserve, experiencing the canopy walkway high in tree tops. A visit to Cape Coast’s old slave fort can’t be missed either!

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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