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.

Program Highlights

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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Program Details

  • Age Requirement Varies
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  • Ghana: Cape Coast, Dunkwa, Elmina, Koforidua, Kumasi, Kwawu, Nkwanta, Obuasi, Sunyani, Tamale, Techiman

  • Fields







    Health Care

    Health Education





    Public Health

  • Program Duration

    1-2 Weeks

    1-2 Years

    2-4 Weeks

    3-6 Months

    5-8 Weeks

    7-12 Months

    9-12 Weeks

    Alternative Spring Break


    Year(s) Offered

    Year Round

  • Age Requirement Varies

  • American








    South African


    This Program is also open to Families and Couples.

  • Contact Provider for Cost Details

  • airport meeting and transfer to project site
    comprehensive pre-departure information
    introduction to host family and program orientation
    accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    supervision and visa support letter
    Application review and processing
    support and guidance as well as 24 / 7 hour emergency back-up from staff
    all information before and during your time with us in Ghana
    regular culture activities (personal spending not included)

  • Home-stays

  • Language Skills Required


    Experience Required


  • Online Application

    Written Application

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