Programs

Emergency and Non-Emergency Services

In many parts of the world, people have access to medical facilities and trained medical staff. Many people live each day without questioning whether or not medical access would be available if they needed it.

Unfortunately this isn’t the case in some areas. Globally, millions of people suffer unnecessarily simply because they lack access to even the most basic medical resources. If viewed in its entirety, the global epidemic of inadequate or non-existent healthcare is overwhelming.

Injury accounts for 16% of the global burden of disease. As one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide, it overwhelmingly affects low and middle income countries.

Evidence has shown that deaths are prevented and disability averted for conditions such as trauma, pregnancy, myocardial infarction, stroke and sepsis by upgrading the emergency services.

This timely provision of care can limit or halt the cascade of events that otherwise rapidly lead to death or lifelong disability. Without standard pre-hospital care, people with good survival possibilities also die at the scene or en route to the hospital.

First Intervention Ghana with support from Paramedics, EMTs, First Responders and Nurses’ volunteers provide ambulance services to both emergency and non-emergency cases to rural communities.

Our ambulance project offer both emergency and non emergency services. We have a place for EMTs/First Responders/Paramedics for field internship experience. For patient referral cases contact us for safe transportation.

CHILD FOR CHILD PROJECT

Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Every child has the right to grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity. Kids are vulnerable and dependent on adults for their basic needs such as food, healthcare and education.

In some cases they are forced to fend for themselves, often at the cost of their full development. Together we care programs are children centered which focus on bridging the gaps between affluent and less privilege ones.

It is one of our children centered programs designed to bring together children from both the backgrounds – affluent and deprived, in an attempt to foster in the affluent children a sense of responsibility towards their less privileged counterparts, early on in life. Before their minds are set with age, the Child 4 Child project tries to make them count their own blessings and understand the plight of the less privileged ones. It enables school going kids in Ghana to correspond with their counter-part in outside Ghana. Child 4 Child link schools together both in Ghana and abroad to enable students to learn from one another about culture and others as a form of mentorship.

To participate, a child must be in school, able to read and write. First Intervention Ghana makes available its coordinators to assist the participating kids in letters writing and posting as well through First Intervention Ghana post.

GOOD SAMARITAN

There are days when we feel we’re not in a position to make a difference for others who need assistance. Even when resources are scarce, however, people who want to make a difference are always empowered to offer an empathetic ear, a sturdy shoulder to lean on, or compassion that can transform negatives into positives.

Our Good Samaritan’s hand project is one the means volunteers get to extend a helping hand within their community. Once you decided to undertake a voluntary placement with us and you wish to undertake a life changing personal project in Ghana - but how will you raise what may seem like a rather daunting sum of money? Don't panic! We have compiled a detailed Fundraising Guide which you can request an idea from our fundraising Coordinator on standby every-day. This project enables the Volunteer to raise funds before embarking the Ghana trip or in Ghana as well to undertake a project with the support of First Intervention Ghana team. The following below are some tips

  • Make a plan - how much can you raise?
  • Ask what the available projects are exist already or what new initiative can I bring on board from the FIG team.
  • Find out from First Intervention Ghana team about project/social intervention cost.
  • Set up your own crowd fundraising page on your personal social media, web page or fundraising platforms you can then give the link to anyone interested in donating towards your project funds.
  • Create realistic targets and chart your progress.
  • Monitor your progress
  • Make sure you write a thank you message to the donors.
  • Write to First Intervention Ghana team about your success in fundraising.

Contact the Fundraising Team for support service… ’’yes we can make this world a better place to live’’

MEDICAL PROJECTS

Volunteering on a Medical Project in Ghana is a very useful preparation for a career in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy. We have placements to suit people of all levels of qualification and experience.

All volunteers receive the same unrivalled support from our team before you leave home and in your placement. We will work with you to find a placement that suits your level of experience.

When you arrive in Ghana we will meet you from the airport and give you a comprehensive induction of your local area, including settling you in at your host family or accommodation and showing you around the area.

Once you start work we will meet regularly with you and your project supervisor, and First Intervention Ghana staff are always available throughout your stay.

Volunteering in Ghana on a Medicine project is an ideal way to gain work experience whilst often helping some of the neediest people and poorest resourced medical institutions.

Choose to volunteer in Ghana with us on a Physiotherapy placement and you will put on a great deal of work experience, as you provide support to your colleagues in Ghana.

If you want to take up a voluntary placement in Ghana as a nurse or a midwife, we have a massive number of different opportunities available.

Volunteering in Ghana on one of our Dental placements is a incredible way to put on practical experience in dentistry field.

Occupational Therapy students traditionally have a great deal of variety in the placements they do during their studies.

First Intervention Ghana offers voluntary placements in Speech Therapy to volunteers who have completed at least a year of studies in speech therapy.

First Intervention Ghana has developed a Nutrition volunteer programme working with local communities to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Volunteers who wish to specialize in the community outreach aspect of our Medicine & Healthcare programmes can join a full time Public Health project or remote area medical outreach in Ghana.

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