Midwifery in Ghana

Medical Sciences
Ghana
Koforidua
United States
New York
Period: 
23 Jun, 2019 to 22 Dec, 2019
Deadline: 
23 Sep, 2019

General information

Duration: 
6 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

We would be excited to have you on our midwifery internship programme in Ghana this summer. It's open to pre-midwifery and midwifery students as well qualified midwifes who is interested in the "differences" child delivery system.

As OPI midwife volunteer/intern you will have the chance to observe and work in the maternity department alongside experienced local doctors and midwives. Please note that facilities here are under resourced and you are likely to witness difficult births, as well as complications that are not as common in western countries, such as malaria and typhoid. What you will experience though are highly dedicated and caring staff who work hard to ensure the women are supported as best they can though birth, and that their babies are well cared for.

Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Additional Information

It's worthy to note that European Voluntary Services does not fund our project! The sustainability of this amazing project depends on the project fees participants pay. The project fees cover your accommodation, food (breakfast,Snacks, Dinner) The amount also covers all utilities, insurance cover against personal accident, placement fees, airport pick ups and drop off. Some of the fee also funds our medical outreach, dirty days(community painting)