Pharmacy Volunteer Project in Ghana
- PLACEMENT LOCATIONS: Cape Coast, Central Region
- ROLE: To observe and work alongside local pharmacists and gain experience in the pharmaceutical field
- REQUIREMENTS: None
- TYPE OF PLACEMENT: Teaching hospital or local pharmacy
- ACCOMMODATION: Host families
- PRICE: From
- WHAT’S INCLUDED? Qualified supervisor, food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 2 weeks
- START DATES: Flexible
Learn more about pharmaceutical practices in a developing country by volunteering on a Pharmacy Project in Ghana with Projects Abroad. As a Pharmacy volunteer, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the work done at local pharmacies and about the various medical conditions that are prevalent in the country. You will also observe how to treat and advise these patients when they collect medication.
Volunteering on a Pharmacy Project in Ghana
You will work at a teaching hospital or a local pharmacy under the supervision of a qualified pharmacy manager or a clinical pharmacist. They will be there to support you throughout your project.
You will observe and help the local staff; learning more about their pharmaceutical practices as they assist patients on a daily basis. This will also give you the opportunity to engage with the patients and learn more about their medical conditions and how they are treated.
Your Role as a Pharmacy Volunteer
Your main role will be to assist the local pharmacists during their daily pharmaceutical duties. You will accompany them when completing ward rounds with the pharmacy and medical teams, assist with clinical pharmacy practices and observe the pharmaceutical team during dispensing. You will also interact with the patients as they are advised on the proper use of their medication.
Many small villages and outlying communities are unable to access or receive medical attention which is why you will be taking part in regular outreach projects. You will help provide the local community with the care that they would not normally have access to, and under supervision, you will be able to provide them with the medication they have been prescribed by local doctors.
During your project, you will live with a local host family. This is a great way to learn about a new culture and they will also be able to give you advice on what to see and do. When you aren’t at your host family or working at your placement, you will have the opportunity to spend time with other Projects Abroad volunteers and explore Ghana together.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.