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Medicine in Ghana
Short-term Projects for 16-19 Year Olds

Project Overview

2 weeks
  • Sunday June 18th 2017 - Saturday July 1st 2017
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday July 22nd 2017
  • Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017
  • Sunday August 13th 2017 - Saturday August 26th 2017
3 weeks
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday July 29th 2017
  • Sunday July 30th 2017 - Saturday August 19th 2017
4 weeks
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017

  • Placement location: Cape Coast
  • Types of placements: Hospitals and Clinics
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old

Medicine in Ghana

Are you considering medicine as a career? The Medicine in Ghana programme is an exciting and popular project, based in the Cape Coast region. This project will give you a taste of the medical world so you can ensure you are making the right choice before you embark on your studies and it will benefit any application to study medicine at university.

The project combines outreach work in local communities, camps and schools with 1 day per week spent observing at a local hospital or clinic. During the outreach work and public health clinics you will be involved in more hands-on work, like dressing wounds, carrying out health checks, giving malaria tests and making presentations on common health issues.

While volunteering in Ghana you will live with one of our local host families. You will be able to immerse yourself in the real day-to-day lives of Ghanaians.

At the weekend we'll take you to visit either one of Ghana's stunning palm fringed beaches or the Kakum Rainforest Reserve near Cape Coast where you can hike through the jungle and experience the canopy walkway high in the trees. You will also have the opportunity to visit Cape Coast's old slave fort.

Those joining us on the four week programme will get extra visits and activities arranged during the other weekends.

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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