When: Aug 06 2013 12:00 AM to Aug 17 2013 12:00 AM
Volunteer Activity Description:
Medical Brigades in Ghana, consists of a 10-day brigade that includes 4 clinic days, door-to-door visits, and a public health day. The extended trip also gives the students opportunity to bond with the communities during opening and closing ceremony days and an additional travel day. Global Brigades Ghana operates in the Central Region located right on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, which is the former Gold Coast of West Africa. More specifically, we work closely with the Ministry of Health and the Health Insurance Program in the Mfantseman District that has a doctor to patient ratio of 1 : 48,029. The main health concerns of our communities includes malaria, waterborne illnesses, hypertension, and upper respiratory tract infections.