Hellen Cook

I traveled to other countries, but have never enjoyed my stay like the time I volunteered with Blue-Med Africa at the hospital and on medical outreach to the impoverished communities in the Volta region. It has indeed influenced me to do more as a student in order to complete my studies and help others in terms of health.

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Time in Ghana - Janet Jeong

Janet Jeong
Wellesley College Class of 2014
Psychology & Music Department

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
- Proverbs 3:5

From my first step onto the airplane from Los Angeles to my first step off the airplane onto Ghana, I was trembling in fear. Having a tendency to always plan ahead to know my exact itinerary, I was not accustomed to not know what to expect in Ghana.

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My time in Ghana - Megan ‘Afi’ Phillips

Before arriving in Ghana I was unsure about what I was letting myself in for. All I knew was that, having done a volunteer project in Paraguay last year, I wanted to take part in another project, but this time in Africa. So as I entered the arrivals lounge in Accra it was a relief to see Richard holding a piece of paper with my name on and to be given a big welcoming hug: I was being thrown straight into the Ghanaian culture! Over the following 6 weeks I would be working with Blue-Med Africa, teaching in a local school, helping with the medical outreach, and working within the organization.

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Nicholas Dahlgren

Institution: Auburn University
Country: Maryland, USA
During my time with Blue-Med Africa, I experienced more of Ghana than I ever thought possible. I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I signed up for the trip, but my time and experiences there greatly exceeded my expectations. A typical week included volunteering and shadowing at the local hospital, playing with children at an orphanage, cleaning the wounds and changing the bandages of cured leprosy victims, setting up community outreach clinics in remote villages, providing school health outreach, and weekend tours of the country and culture of Ghana.

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Traci Siegel

Country: Washington, DC
I joined the Blue-Med team for a week of volunteering in Ho, Ghana during the summer of 2010.  As a frequent international traveler and volunteer, I can say this was among the best experiences I've ever had. Richard and his team are well connected, highly organized and very committed to the community. The volunteer house is safe and well maintained, and provides lots of time for group meals and socialization. Most importantly, the volunteer experiences were very well organized, and we were able to provide services for which the community was truly in need.

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Madison Moon

Institution:Walden University
Blue-Med Africa hosted me during autumn of 2011 following the completion of my undergraduate degree. I looked at many global health volunteer opportunities which might allow me to utilize my skill set in biomedical sciences and provide me experience serving the unique healthcare needs of an underserved population. I chose Blue-Med Africa, a local NGO in Ghana’s Ho Region, because of the range of partnerships they have made with local healthcare and social service agencies offering a diverse range of opportunities to their incoming volunteers.

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Sapna Pathak

Institution:Wake Forest University
I spent 5 weeks in Ghana with Blue-Med Africa during the summer of 2013. My experience as a medical volunteer in Ghana was one of the best I’ve ever had, and I have to thank Blue-Med for that. From the very first day, we were treated with such hospitality and kindness and immediately felt comfortable in our new environment. As volunteers, we spent the majority of our time in the Ho Municipal Hospital, moving from one ward to the next and assisting the doctors and nurses. I had the chance to see many caesarian sections and live births, which was something

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