This is an outreach healthcare mission serving three remote villages in the Volta Region of Ghana (southeast Ghana). Over the course of two days in each village, we typically see 350-400 patients.
On this mission, children of all ages will receive a wellness exam, a supply of multivitamins, and a dose of de-worming medication.
They'll also receive dental fluoride treatment, silver nitrate solution to stop any tooth decay, and a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Children will be registered with their nearest health clinic for ongoing well-child exams and scheduled immunizations from the Ghana Health Service Community Health Specialist.
Free care for sick children
Sick kids will receive a free exam and medication. Typical illnesses in this region are respiratory infections, bacterial and fungal skin infections, and stomach problems.
Malaria is endemic in this part of the world, and children showing symptoms of malaria will be tested and treated for this debilitating illness.
You can also expect to see other tropical health conditions you may have only read about in textbooks. Our Ghana Health Service staff will assist you in identifying and treating these complaints.
The recipients of our services cannot afford medical care, and our intervention can save lives.
As a part of this mission, we will be distributing donated clothing, shoes, books and toys to the children we treat.
Volunteers are encouraged to collect these items to bring along for the kids. Everything will be gratefully accepted and appreciated!
The Community Health Specialists who serve the little village clinics in our region have a program to give out donated kids clothing to moms who bring their little ones in for their well-child checks and immunizations.
This is an incentive to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated for childhood diseases and so the wellbeing of the children in the community can be monitored.