Work in a Hospital or Lab in Ghana

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Work in a Hospital or Lab in Ghana

from £950
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Ghana
Work in a laboratory in a local hospital supporting a local Ghanaian community.
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Work in a Hospital or Lab in Ghana

Volunteers will assist wherever is needed in the laboratory. Your role will vary depending on your experience but you will work under the supervision of a local clinician. Activities may involve talking to patients, recording information, logging information onto the hospital computer system, administering the appropriate tests and also analysing laboratory results. Whether you have experience or not is not important as there are many tasks that you can get involved in and the work you do will be greatly appreciated by local staff.

This project is based in a hospital that offers services in general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, laboratory tests, x-ray, dermatology, venereology, ophthalmology, ECG, mother and child healthcare and ultrasound. For all these departments there is only one laboratory where all patients get sent for tests which means that there is an incredibly high workload.

Living conditions, bathing in dirty water, unclean, dust lead to a number of different ailments. Malaria is a problem and there is a new case everyday - testing in the laboratory focuses mainly on blood but also urine and faeces. HIV testing is also commone. The laboratory itself is a small space but it is always busy as it is much in demand, and the waiting area outside is often full of patients, young and old. Come and work in a laboratory in Ghana and gain an insight not only into local diseases and diagnosis but also to work alongside a hard working friendly local team.


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Kaya is a responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects worldwide. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for the physical aid of volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Kaya’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. Challenge yourself to be a different gapper and get the most from your travels. The programmes are flexible to fit in with your travel schedule and you travel with the security of Kaya as a travelling companion, you won’t be alone Kaya Responsible Travel won Best Volunteering Organisation at the 2014 British Youth Travel Awards.

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