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AOH partners with Ghanaian NGOs and government run clinics/hospitals in the field of public health outreach. These organizations have accommodated various group sizes and specific needs of diverse university programs. We have found it works best to either place all students with one organization (10 maximum) or to divide the group into subgroups of 3-6 and place with two or more organizations. All AOH partner organizations are similar in their approach to public health but work in different communities surrounding Keta (Volta Region) and Cape Coast (Central Region)
By creating sustainable education practices and lesson plans in schools and performing outreach research and health services consultations in communities, students of nursing and/or public health can bring more awareness to vital public health issues.
Internships are geared towards Master of Public Health candidates required practicum objectives.
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- Learn how the Ghanaian healthcare system functions from local medical professionals and NGO leaders.
- Develop a core career readiness skills: problem solving, critical thinking, and oral communication by creating health education materials and delivering presentations
- Receive support from highly experienced staff to navigate cultural and language differences. Learn "survival" language skills in Twi, Fante, or Ewe
- Learn more about Ghanaian culture through excursions and activities e.g. Slave Castles and Fortes, Kakum National Park, Fabric making and Cooking workshops.
- Explore scenic beaches during your down-time.