Volunteers will be placed with doctors and nurses in actual care facilities in Ghana. They will increase their medical knowledge while actively participating in the daily operations of hospitals and medical centres. Medical care is a necessity of human rights and these hospitals and clinics that we partner with strive to provide the best care. Due to this, they are very welcoming of anyone who is willing to help. Volunteers will provide assistance to doctors, nurse and the rest of the healthcare staff in hospitals and clinics in Ghana.
Certified doctors and nurses will provide the daily treatment of illness while medical and nursing students are placed as assistants. There are many different departments available including maternity, pediatrics, mental health, surgery and A&E. This is a great opportunity to learn about different techniques from other countries and to improve your own knowledge. This volunteer/intern experience is a wonderful opportunity for learning and honing skills. You will learn what it is like to work in the daily operations of the hospital as well as the importance of working with doctors and nurses. OGVO medical/nursing programs are found all around cities in Ghana. Interns/volunteer nurses will have the opportunity to be a part of medical outreach work such as visiting local orphanages or traveling to remote villages to provide medical assistance.
Your level of hands-on involvement is dependent on your experience, duration of program and willingness to get involved. The doctors will assess your capabilities and assign responsibilities accordingly.