Volunteer Medical Assistant in Ghana
Health worker placements are some of our most challenging but rewarding volunteering placements. Based in local health centres in Ghana, volunteers help the local staff, who are usually overworked and responsible for almost everything medically-based in their community. The role of a local health centre is vital within a rural community and is greatly respected; it’s rare to find doctors or nurses at rural health centres, so the demands on local staff are great and your support and flexibility will be much appreciated.
The role does not require any technical or medical experience and you will volunteer under the supervision of local staff (although if you do have experience, that would certainly be welcomed). Typical activities of a Volunteer Health Worker will include: assisting with some of the running of a health centre, looking after a basic pharmacy and providing general administration for patient care, helping to maintain patient records, assisting with activities with babies and under-fives and monthly baby monitoring (weighing) and feeding, assisting with outreach programmes and involvement with health education campaigns.
This is an amazing opportunity to experience traditional Ghanaian society, living with a local host family while gaining experience in a medical environment.
Usual departure times are Jan/Feb and September.
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Lattitude Global Volunteering has placed over 45,000 volunteers in 47 years and is a founding member of the Year Out Group.