If your interest is nursing, we have a number of departments who would appreciate your help. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably to what you're used to. We have a variety of Medical placements available in Ghana. You could work in a hospital, clinic or teaching hospital, in any one of a number of departments. You can work in a variety of medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members.
The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety. You will be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics, observing or directly assisting the doctors and nurses. If you plan on specializing in a particular field of medicine, we can arrange to place you in a relevant department, to ensure that you receive maximum experience in your chosen field.
This voluntary work abroad will give you the chance to experience diseases and illnesses that are uncommon in your home country. You will be able to learn from local staff and discuss new ideas. Trainee nurses will also be eager to learn from your experience and you can really make a difference in this area. During your volunteer placement you will be able to learn about Ghana’s traditions, culture, and way of life. Staff at the hospital and members of your host family will also want to hear about your life back home and your family and friends. We call this "cultural exchange" and we think it helps our volunteers gain a new perspective on life.