VPWA offers volunteers an opportunity to support local doctors and nurses at a medical practice in Ghana. The work ranges from observing doctors to basic assistance, depending on your level of knowledge, experience and skill.
Working conditions are likely be quite different from those you are accustomed to. Medical equipment is often basic and the quantity and variety of medicines can be very limited.
Volunteers can help the centres by recording patient attendance, patient history, temperatures, performing patient examinations, providing pre-natal care, assisting in deliveries and educating patents and community groups on how to help prevent the diseases that most affect them.
People applying to be a health volunteer must be professionals in this field or alternatively students currently studying courses related to medicine.
Services provided by the local hospitals and clinics include the following;
- General Health Consulting
- Child Welfare Clinic
- Surgical Care
- Family Planning
- Nutritional Care
- Cervix Care
- Community Psychiatric clinic
- Anti-Natal and Post-Natal Care.
- Dental Clinic
these centres. On arrival in Ghana and after orientation by the Health Directorate, volunteers are dispersed to work in the communities within which their peculiar interest lies and where their skills are most needed.