Specialize in community outreach by participating full-time in a Public Health project in Ghana through OGVO. Whether you are a medical student hoping to acquire practical experience or you already have years of experience, help local children and adults struggling to afford treatment or healthcare services without our outreach programs.
The Public Health project placements are based in numerous local communities across Ghana: Kumasi, Onwe, Gomoa Fetteh, etc. These take place in nearby villages, in childcare centers, schools, churches, villages, and community centers. A typical workweek is from Monday to Friday, and you generally have the weekends free to explore nearby places of interest. You will live with a local host family who will welcome you into their home and introduce you to Ghanaian culture.
As a public health intern, you will take part in community outreach activities every day and work alongside a local healthcare professional. This person will train you wherever possible in various screening and testing procedures, as well as general health checks and other procedures.
Lead educational talks on general health issues, including hygiene and first aid.
Get the chance to take on more hands-on involvement, such as malaria testing and treatment and general health testing.
Acquire international medical experience by working in local communities.
Stay in Ghana for one week to a year, and truly experience its rich culture!
Live with a local family to really throw yourself into Ghanaian culture and to create lifelong friendships.
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