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Medial & Health Care Internship - Ghana

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YearOut Africa
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Accra, Ghana
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Published 29 days ago

With greater efforts to improve health service delivery in Ghana, especially the health of women and children, an emphasis is placed on improving the quality of reproductive health services and on preventing and reducing the impact of widespread communicable diseases, bridging gaps that prevent efficient and effective delivery of health services, and fostering partnerships that lead to improved health in Africa.

Access to basic health care is often one of the most challenging issues that low-income and neglected populations face. Community level intervention and local health clinics offer services to local families at minimal or no cost.

Working on health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for volunteers / interns to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries. This project will help you break into a sector with an incredibly promising future, and it introduces you to the policies that shape who gets access to it.

Your responsibilities will depend largely on your experience, but may include some of the following:

  • Going for ward rounds with doctors to examine cases and determine the next line of action, following up cases and ensuring that proper medication is dispensed, helping to take patients’ histories.
  • Subsequent diagnosis, helping with general consultation activities. Observing procedures, undertake office administration, health data recording and storage, taking care of patients reporting for out-patient care or on admission.
  • Changing bandages and monitoring recovery, checking blood pressure, weighing babies helping with first aid treatment.

Many health care centers also run different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition and sanitation. Volunteer / intern jobs might cover these areas as many hospitals also work in coordination with the local communities, presenting different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition, and sanitation.

Volunteers / interns also are often given the opportunity to focus on specific cases, and also solve medical issues under the guidance of medical staff (s). Our well-trained, dedicated, and professional staff will work side-by-side with you and provide the needed assistance you will need throughout your stay.

With greater efforts to improve health service delivery in Ghana, especially the health of women and children, an emphasis is placed on improving the quality of reproductive health services and on preventing and reducing the impact of…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    March 13, 2021
  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Hours Per Week
    22-48

Apply to This Internship

Instructions:

Send an email to info@yearoutafrica.com including the application form from the website, your CV. Qualified applicants will be contacted within 3 days upon receipt of the application. It is probably best to apply a few months in advance to give yourself time to organize flights, visas, vaccinations.

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Location

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Tsui Bleoo Road, Accra 00233, GH

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