Diabetes and basic health care volunteers


Published:

12/26/2017

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Hopedo No.5, Avenue Street, Fiave
Ho
Volta Region
+233
Ghana

Description

  • Diabetes is a serious health issue that is under addressed in the public domain in Ghana. In most hospitals in Ghana especially Ho, there exist currently only two dedicated nurses in the diabetes ward dealing with about 60-100 patients every morning. They will need your services to help the numerous patients they work with on a daily basis. Your duties will be to help counsel patients on how to live a healthy lifestyle on what to eat and drink. Educational sessions and presentation will be part of the schedule. You will also be testing patients' morning fasting blood glucose levels and input various information into a computer system. Most importantly, your assistance will be needed in providing informative counseling for newly diagnosed patients who mabe clueless to diabetes. Volunteer requirement is a good knowledge of diabetes and a good spoken English. Program located in Ho.
  • The medical or basic health care program is a rural community based program with the aim of helping smaller Ghanaian communities deprived of basic medical access and health care. In the major cities of Ghana such as Accra, medical care is fairly good and accessible relative to other African nations. However, once you leave the major cities, the standards drop considerably and there is a shortage of trained medical professionals to work in the communities and provide even the most basic health cares. Volunteers on the medical program, will be placed in small rural clinics where they will work closely with the local staff. Some medical placements are also available on our orphanage programs where medical volunteers will visit the various orphanages we work with, providing medical care and guidance to those in need. Volunteers on the medical program must be a qualified medical professional or have at least two years medical training (such as medical school or nurses college) behind them. Midwives are also able to work in one of our rural clinics. Medical qualifications, or a letter and transcript from your college or school need to be provided to staff on arrival during orientation or an email of scanned documents.

Fee Required

Benefits

Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

Groups

Families

International Volunteers

How To Apply

gcsinfo15@gmail.com

http://www.gcs-np.org

Please use this link to book your volunteer placement with us:

http://www.gcs-np.org/index.php/apply


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