This placement was one of the best decision I have made so far.
I was introduced to the Administrator of the Hospital, the Deputy Head of the Biomedical Scientists Department, the Laboratory manager, other Biomedical Scientists and the trainee staff in the department. They took me through the departments in the hospital as an induction. I was given brief overview of the various tests and procedures that are undertaken in their lab and assured that by the end of the placement I will be able to undertake these tests and procedures by myself.
The placement organisation took me and other student from other parts of Europe on mini adventure and history visits in our first few weekends such as the Manhyia palace in Kumasi, Lake Bosomtwe in the outskirt of Kumasi, Kakum National Park and The Cape Coast Castle. These trips were amazing and helped us learn more about the culture and history of Ghana.
I have learned so much more about Ghana, myself and working in a Hospital over the 9 months I stayed in Ghana and I would gladly do it all over again.
I would like to personally thank Mr Frank and his family and all the staff I encountered whilst having my placement at Tafo Government Hospital in Kumasi. Everyone made it a pleasant experience for me and would 100% recommend this opportunity to other student all over the world when they are looking for somewhere in Africa to have an experience.