GMV-VPWA Founder donates to clinic in Ghana

The Ghana Medical Volunteers (GMV) programme is a Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA) project that promotes volunteerism to support health care development within Ghanaian communities. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. VPWA contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism within West Africa, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

GMV is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges within Africa. Everyone can contribute their time, skills and knowledge through volunteer action and their combined efforts can be a significant force for achieving peace and development.

Volunteering makes important economic and social contributions, contributing to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens. It can be both challenging and rewarding and require you to use your skills in a new context. You can also transfer useful knowledge while gaining a greater understanding of the issues affecting other people.

Read more about Health Volunteering.

At the request of communities, regional provinces, districts and municipalities and other partners, GMV mobilizes volunteers to work in assisting health delivery in communities of Ghana through clinics, hospitals and or community outreach programmes

Read more about what it means to be a VPWA- GMV Volunteer

To apply and serve as an international GMV volunteer, fill our application forms here.

If interested in other volunteer opportunities other than health, please VPWA Volunteer Opportunities page for up to date openings in Ghana.

Health News from Ghana

  • 2014 Applications to join Ghana Medical Volunteers Opened Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa, initiators of the Ghana Medical Volunteers program is please to make public announcement of the launch of its 2014 opportunities. All applications will be reviewed on merit and successful applicants informed accordingly. We have very limited space available.All the best!Managament
    Posted Jan 24, 2014, 10:27 AM by Ghana Medical Volunteers
  • Ghana AIDS Commission holds 2010 Partnership Forum Accra, Nov. 17, GNA - Speakers at the 2010 HIV and AIDS Partnership Forum on Wednesday agreed that though the National Prevalence Rate of HIV and AIDS was stabilising, community, district and regional variations were significant. They also noted that determinants including stigmatisation, discrimination and marginalisation of most at risk population continued to be a challenge. Other determinants identified are low condom use, multiple concurrent partners and gender which has been attributed to social cultural stereotypes and beliefs, polygamous culture in Ghana, legal barriers and the low empowerment rate among women. The forum is a platform to review progress of implementation of the 2010 programme of work, to present, discuss and validate the priorities for the National Strategic Plan for HIV ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2010, 6:42 PM by Ghana Medical Volunteers
  • Senya constructs clinic for accessible health care Senya (B/A), Nov. 17, GNA - Residents of Senya, a farming community in Nkoranza North District, are self-financing the construction of a clinic estimated at about GH¢ 10,000 in the area. Every adult male is contributing five Ghana cedis and adult female three Ghana cedis towards the project. Mr Baffoe Krampim, immediate past Assembly Member for the area, told= the Ghana News Agency that the community initiated the project to address= the problems that faced them in accessing health facilities. "The nearest health centre that serves the community is at Yefri, wh= ich is about 12 kilometers away," he said, adding that the clinic, when completed, would serve other four settler farming communities, namely Konkrompe, Nyamebekyere, Atta-Kurom ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2010, 6:41 PM by Ghana Medical Volunteers
  • Atlas Copco launches workplace HIV/AIDS policy with firm commitment Accra, Nov. 17, GNA - Atlas Copco Ghana, a worldwide industrial productivity solution provider, launched a workplace HIV/AIDS policy on Wednesday in Accra with a strong commitment to promote staff's health needs because it makes business sense. The Managing Director of the company, Mr George Apostolopoulos said: "HIV/AIDS is a sensitive issue worldwide and therefore very important for us as a company. Atlas Copco is deeply committed to making sure that its workers live and work in healthy environment." The aim is to limit the further spread of HIV/AIDS, providing support for employees that are infected or affected with HIV/AIDS by creating a safe working environment. The launch makes Atlas Copco the 39th private company in ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2010, 6:39 PM by Ghana Medical Volunteers
  • Medical outreach saves four-year old boy Adaklu-Blidokorpe (V/R), Oct. 1, GNA - A medical outreach by the Old Mawuli Students Union (OMSU) at Blidokope, a community in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District, on Saturday saved the life of a four-year-old boy who was critically ill with malaria. Bright Lugudor arrived at the Local Authority Primary School in the village, where the medical team pitched camp, strapped at his mother's back unconscious.Lugudor, whose condition was treated as an emergency, within minutes, regained consciousness as his tense mother, Mad Victoria Boakye, looked on with delight. The outreach was part of activities to mark the 60th anniversary celebration of Mawuli School in Ho.Madam Boakye told the Ghana News Agency that the boy had been ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2010, 2:29 PM by Ghana Medical Volunteers
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