HIV/AIDS Work in Ghana with Projects Abroad

Location: Ghana: Accra

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks, Summer, Multiple Year

Dates: Year Round

https://www.projects-abroad.org/

Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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Description

Volunteers now have the opportunity to work with a pioneering HIV/AIDS program in Ghana. As a volunteer you will not only learn about the HIV/AIDS situation in Africa and the stigma surrounding this virus, but will also get to observe and work directly with patients who are suffering.

One of the hospitals working toward achieving this goal is the Police Hospital in Accra, a large government-run hospital opened in 1976. Projects Abroad has sent medical volunteers here for many years. The Police Hospital started its HIV/AIDS control program in 1998 and it has grown significantly over the past few years.

In order to prepare volunteers for what will be an eye-opening, emotional, and rewarding project, you will be provided with a three day training course on arrival in Ghana. This intense training will help you become familiar with counseling patients, testing for the virus, and spending time with people with HIV and AIDS.

Highlights

The patients who have HIV/AIDS in the local community meet on a regular basis and volunteers spend time with these patients to help them understand more about the virus. Volunteers also travel to schools to help or awareness regarding HIV/AIDS through outreach programs.

This project will often be emotionally demanding, but as a volunteer you will be working toward a worthwhile goal and alongside some inspiring people.

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Qualifications

None

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • AIDS
  • Health Education
Typical Volunteer
Open-minded with a willingness to travel.
Age Range
16+
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ghana

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Year Founded

1992

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