Health care electives

Aim 

To enable healthcare students to gain insight into the health care experiences of people living in a rural setting in Ghana, West Africa. You will stay at our beautiful home in Ghana where you will get a chance to meet local people and feel part of the community.

4 week typical itinerary

4 week typical itinerary

Week One: Orientation to local community, working in the local health centre.

Week Two: Working in the local health centre.

Week Three: Placement in district hospital.

Week Four: Placement in district hospital.

Community health activities

  • Spend time with local guide to learn about village life.

  • Visit to local schools (in term time).

  • Visit community development projects, for example compost toilet building, wildlife conservation.

  • Attend local religious services and ceremonies (Christian and Traditional).

  • Herbal medicine walk.

Social and cultural activities

  • Volta River Boat Trip.

  • Slave Fort Visit.

  • Local Market Trips.

  • Visit 'Auntie' to get your Ghanaian clothes made.

  • Cultural Performance.

Off to the clinic
Off to the clinic
Trips into Ghana
Trips into Ghana
Local trips
Local trips
Refresh your self in our lagoon!
Refresh your self in our lagoon!
Keta district hospital
Keta district hospital
Visit your toilet!
Visit your toilet!

Visit your compost toilet your £100 deposit went towards!

Prices for 4 week placement - £1400

                    6 week placement -£1600

Price includes:

  • £100 donation to our sanitation programme

  • Airport pickup.

  • Transport to Meet Me There from Accra.

  • Accommodation and three meals per day while on placement around Meet Me There and at Keta Hospital and during weekends at Meet Me There.

  • Support from Meet Me There volunteer co-ordinator.

  • Community guide when undertaking Community Health Activities.

  • Trasport to and from placement.

  • Social and Cultural Activities as listed .

  • Return trip to Accra.

Have a read of Vicky Lonsdale's case study on our placements

Interested?