Volunteer: Public Health Placement in Ghana
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 6 months commitment
Cost: $2,150 USD project fee for the first 4 weeks + $500 per each week thereafter
Fee Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, pre-departure + in-country support, orientation and all project related activities
Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, personal spending, visas and vaccinations
Please note: This opportunity is designed to give you the contacts and experience to help further your career. You are not replacing any member of staff, but helping alongside them, whilst learning new skills.
Start Dates: Project is on-going, you are able to join at any time, subject to availability
- Mentor and help with the training of peer educators
- Serve as community field officers
- Provide assistance to the local community-based organizations to educate communities and curb the spread of HIV-AIDS
- Help in designing and implementing projects to deal with HIV in various ways that range from the use of ICT, mobile health, training of health professionals to conducting surveys and research
- Keywords: HIV awareness, training and education, community development
Ghana is often held up as an example of African democracy and development, and in HIV/AIDS awareness the same holds true. The current adult HIV/AIDS prevalence is around 1.32 per cent and currently considered stable. Yet almost quarter of a million people continue to suffer from the disease. Fear and stigmatisation of HIV-positive people hinders prevention and treatment programmes. By taking part in this Public Health project, you can work towards spreading awareness concerning this plight.
Our Ghanaian NGO Partner Needs You To Help With
- Mentor and help with the training of peer educators,
- Serve as community field officers and
- Provide assistance to the local community-based organisations to educate communities and curb the spread of HIV-AIDS.
You Will Work On a Variety Of HIV/AIDS Projects That Aim To
Help to design and implement projects to deal with HIV in various ways that range from use of ICT, mobile health, training of health professionals to conduct surveys and research.This placement is ideal for people interested in public health, HIV/AIDS education and awareness-raising and community empowerment.
- Contribute to the reduction in HIV transmission amongst the general population via training and working with peer educators
- Educate and screen groups that indulge in risky behaviours, which drive the HIV epidemic.
- Implement behaviour change interventions in various regions/districts in Ghana
- Help reduce the stigma associated with AIDS through various interventions
- Assist in medical outreach programs
- Assist in the designing of field data collection tools and how to use such data tools
- Assist the organisation in preparing proposals
Communities which will be targeted include commercial sex workers, MSM long distance drivers, women of child bearing age, pregnant women, PLHIVs, in and out of school youth, etc.
You will be working hand in hand with various staff members as well as with various community members and smaller community based organisations. You will have the opportunity to work in various aspects of projects which allow for you to gain invaluable knowledge pertaining to HIV/AIDs in Ghana.
You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Ghanaian culture. Learning the local language, enjoying the home-cooked food of villages and towns around Ghana, taking part in various African cultural performances like African dancing, drumming, pottery or weaving is possible which will all add up to a unique and memorable intern experience. Various activities, tours, and expeditions around Ghana can easily be arranged, either by us or by yourself, before or after your placement. These things will be discussed in more detail when you arrive.
Please note: all information above is subject to change. Please check the most up to date information on the Global Nomadic website when applying.
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