Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week.
- Code : G/GHA/P2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
The physiotherapy placement will allow you to contribute to an important area of community and sports development. You will provide the hands-on assistance and care that is usually unavailable to many injured locals as well as dedicated athletes. This will be a great experience for a future career as a professional physiotherapist or, alternatively, it will give you a better understanding of the hurdles many physiotherapists and medical professionals have to overcome in developing countries. The community clinic is under-staffed and underfunded. Many of the patients? conditions reflect the problems in Ghana: lots of strokes due to hypertension, car accidents, and a high proportion of crush injuries to the hand and tendons from cutting and grinding machinery. A hand injury in Ghana usually means no compensation and no income, and only those that can afford the two pound fee per session have treatment. There is also a lot of facial palsy from otitis media, which is treated with electrical stimulation. The clinic does have equipment, including a hydrotherapy pool, but it has a long way to go before the clinic can cope with the needs of the local community.. You need to be self-motivated and prepared for some long and frustrating days. However, as a qualified physiotherapist, you really can make a positive impact to an often overlooked area of medical care. The physiotherapy project requires physiotherapists who are already qualified or who have had some experience in the area (at least to second year degree standard). Physiotherapists work in two main areas in Ghana: clinical and sports institutions. Aims &Objectives : Improve the village children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions, Provide you with new valuable experience for your future career, Assist the local clinics and the sport organizations with a some extra hands.
About the Accommodation : During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our center here in Accra. The accommodation is not far away from the beach, it’s just a 10 minutes drive to get there. It’s also centrally located to the most of our programs. Food Arrangements : Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.
Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in it’s diversity and has it’s own train station for easy transport.
It is a requirement that you MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana and can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you may want/need to get before starting.