Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

Medical Brigade –
8 Day Sample Schedule

To develop an understanding of community needs and healthcare access, volunteers will have the opportunity to first tour a local healthcare facility. For the majority of the Brigade, volunteers will then work with healthcare professionals during medical clinics, screening patients for chronic illnesses. At the end of the Brigade, volunteers will have a chance to learn more about Ghanaian culture.

Medical Internship –
14 Day Overview

Medical Internships provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of community needs and healthcare access. In addition to receiving introductions to Global Brigades’ Holistic Model and the medical program, interns prepare for their time abroad with virtual programming and telehealth clinic days before the in-country portion of the internship. During their two weeks abroad, participants shadow licensed healthcare professionals at mobile medical clinics that assistant hundreds of community members.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8
6:00am Airport Pick up & Transport to Lodging Facility Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Final Medical inventory and Transport to Cape Castle Lunch & Transport to Airport
8:00am
9:00am Orientation and Introduction to Global Brigades Clinic Day Clinic Day Clinic Day Clinic Day Lunch, Cape Coast Castle Tour & Cultural Dance
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00pm Medical Program Introduction & Ghana Health Systems Clinic Day Clinic Day Clinic Day Clinic Day
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Community Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm Community Introduction
6:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
7:00pm Snacks Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
8:00pm Settle In Charla Prep & Clinic Flow Reflection & Data Input Reflection, Data Input & Holistic Talks Reflection, Data Input and Doctor´s Q&A Data Input, Reflections & Castle Tour Final Reflection
Day 1
6:00am Airport Pick up & Transport to Lodging Facility
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm Snacks
8:00pm Settle In
Day 2
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Lodging Facility
8:00am
9:00am Orientation and Introduction to Global Brigades
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Medical Program Introduction & Ghana Health Systems
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Community
5:00pm Community Introduction
6:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Charla Prep & Clinic Flow
Day 3
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Clinic Day
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Clinic Day
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection & Data Input
Day 4
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Clinic Day
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Clinic Day
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection, Data Input & Holistic Talks
Day 5
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Clinic Day
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Clinic Day
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection, Data Input and Doctor´s Q&A
Day 6
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Clinic Day
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Clinic Day
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Data Input, Reflections & Castle Tour
Day 7
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Final Medical inventory and Transport to Cape Castle
8:00am
9:00am Lunch, Cape Coast Castle Tour & Cultural Dance
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Final Reflection
Day 8
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Lunch & Transport to Airport
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm

Volunteer Donation Goal

In order to participate in a Medical Brigade, all volunteers must meet a Donation Goal, this is not considered a payment, but support toward our Global Brigades’ Holistic Model. Once a volunteer meets a set Donation Goal, they are eligible to join us on-the-ground to see their fundraising efforts put into action by participating in a Medical Brigade.

When a volunteer participates in a Medical Brigade, the volunteer’s ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance are all covered. The funding that the volunteer raised also supports all the necessary costs for program implementation, such as medications, equipment, local doctors, pharmacists, translators, and support staff.

Airfare is not included in the standard Donation Goal. However, Global Brigades’ travel team can work with volunteers to book airfare and incorporate the airfare expense into the volunteer’s Donation Goal.

2022-2023 Ghana 8-day Medical Brigade USD –

2022-2023 Ghana 8-day Medical Brigade CAD –

2022-2023 Ghana 8-day Medical Brigade GBP –

*Chapters with 5-17 volunteers, must be paired with another chapter.

*The donation goals listed above are for volunteers joining an existing Global Medical Brigades (GMB) Chapter on a university campus, with a brigade group size of at least 18 volunteers. Scholarship opportunities are available for volunteers to meet their Donation Goal by starting or referring a new chapter. Once a volunteer meets their Donation Goal, they have up to 1 year to participate in a Medical Brigade.

**USD and GBP Donation Goal includes hotel overnight stay in Accra for late arrival flights.

Sustainable Health Fund

A portion of each Donation Goal supports our Sustainable Health Fund which enables year-round health care in partner communities carried out by our local teams. Specifically, the Fund supports initiatives of the medical program that enable sustainable transitions such as the Community Health Workers, Patient Referrals, Community Pharmacy, and the on-going impact evaluation of the program.

Safety

Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Global Brigades recently engaged Askari International Security, an industry leader in international risk assessment, to complete a comprehensive risk/safety assessment of all brigade operations. A full explanation of safety precautions and procedures can be found on our “Safety & Insurance” page.

In Ghana

  • Global Brigades is an active member of OSAC (the Overseas Security Advisory Committee) and the Africa Regional Council (ARC) and receives up-to-date security and safety briefings from the U.S. State Department;
  • Established relationship with local police in the Central Region to provide monitoring of volunteer activity on brigades;
  • Full-time local Global Brigades medical personnel on-call at all times;
  • Adherence to the IVPA standards of international volunteering.

Lodging Facilities

Global Brigades does an annual safety review of all lodging facility partners each year. Lodging facilities provide pillows, bedsheets and towels. Facilities have showers, toilets and sinks with running water (no hot water) as well as filtered clean drinking water dispensers onsite. 24-hour security is provided at all facilities. Conditions are most similar to a comfortable summer camp, with dormitory-style sleeping and shared bathrooms.

Medical Brigades are assigned to lodging facilities based on proximity to the partner community they will be working with.

Weda Ocean View Resort

Weda Ocean View Resort is located 30 minutes from the historical Ghanaian town of Cape Coast along the sandy beach of the Atlantic Ocean on the Accra-Cape Coast highway. The brick hotel situated on top of hill overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Anomabo Township and has a rooftop terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the salty sea breeze.

The rooms are fitted with air conditioners, refrigerators, writing desks, armchairs, and wardrobes. Each room has a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Weda Ocean View Resort’s restaurant is operated by trained staff of Global Brigades and serves the best of local and continental cuisines. Laundry service is provided at no cost to volunteers once a week.

Weda Ocean View Resort is also 1.5 hours from the Ekumfi District where all Global Brigades Ghana communities are located.

Bobmah Hotel

Bobmah Hotel is located at Abura Dunkwa, about 30 minutes North-West of Cape
Coast in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese (AAK) District of Ghana. one of the two
Districts that GB Ghana works with. The facility is located in Abura Dunkwa which is
about 5 minutes drive from the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Assembly Office and
also 30-40 minutes away from most of the communities that GB Ghana works with.
The facility has a total of 18 en suite rooms with air-conditioning. It is also well fenced and gated with 24 hour security present and CCTV cameras fitted at all corners to
ensure the safety and security of volunteers at all times.

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