My name is Sarah and I am a second year Medical student studying at Monash University in Australia. Throughout my studies and into my career I want to use my time and resources to help bridge the discrepancies in healthcare between developed and developing nations.
As a Medical student, through International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) and Volunteer Corps Organisation (VCO) for 3 weeks in January I will be volunteering with a team in local hospitals to provide medical care and services. I'll also be participating in a one week outreach program where as a team we will go into the rural and remote regions to bring medical supplies, do basic wound care and treat diseases such as Malaria.
Ghana is a place where to be middle aged is to be 20yrs old. With a life expectancy of 62yrs the reality of poverty and its affects upon health outcomes is real and deeply concerning. Currently, the country relies heavily upon the support of not for profit organisations to provide medical services, supplies, personnel and health education, particularly to those living in rural and remote areas.
What your money will do?
Your support and funding is greatly appreciated and will go towards my program fees (travel, flights, volunteer accommodation etc.) as well as medical supplies (such as malaria medication and wound dressings).
Closer to departure date there is also the capacity for you to help through donating supplies - if this interests you send me a message or leave a comment.
If you would like to find out more about IVHQ their Ghana projects or other projects visit: https://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-ghana/
Your consideration is much appreciated!