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.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8
6:00am Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Cultural Tour Transport to Airport & Airline Check in
8:00am
9:00am Tour of a Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Cultural Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00pm Tour of a Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Medical Clinic at Health Facility Cultural Tour
2:00pm
3:00pm Settle In
4:00pm Introduction to Brigade Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
7:00pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
8:00pm Medical Introduction DI Tutorial & Reflection Reflection & Data Import Reflection & Data Import Reflection & Data Import Reflection Final Reflection
Day 1
6:00am Airport Pick up and Transport to Lodging Facility
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm Settle In
4:00pm Introduction to Brigade
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Medical Introduction
Day 2
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Tour of a Health Facility
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Tour of a Health Facility
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm DI Tutorial & Reflection
Day 3
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Medical Clinic at Health Facility
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Medical Clinic at Health Facility
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 Medical Clinic at Health Facility
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Medical Clinic at Health Facility
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 5
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Medical Clinic at Health Facility
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Medical Clinic at Health Facility
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 6
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Community
8:00am
9:00am Medical Clinic at Health Facility
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Medical Clinic at Health Facility
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
5:00pm
6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection
Day 7
6:00am Breakfast
7:00am Transport to Cultural Tour
8:00am
9:00am Cultural Tour
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Cultural Tour
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
7:00am Transport to Airport & Airline Check In
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

Individual Program Contribution

Volunteers work together with their chapter to fundraise for their individual contributions. Each individual program contribution includes everything needed for the medical brigade: equipment, local doctors, translators, support staff, ground transportation, food, lodging and emergency medical insurance. Airfare not included.

Ghana 8 day Medical Brigade –

*Brigades longer than 8 days are also available

Chapter Contribution

The GMB Chapter Contribution goes directly toward the 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.

Minimum Contribution per chapter –

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.

Smayak Hotel

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Windy Lodge Beach Resort

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