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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