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Ghana - Community Health Advocacy & Outreach

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Your Child Health Internship is designed to make an impact on the most pressing health issues impacting children in the Volta Region.

Child Health
Our Child Health Interns work in partnership with Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Centers in Ghana to provide health outreach and educational services to rural communities, focusing on child health, nutrition, malaria prevention, and reproductive health. These centers are typically small, one room structures staffed by Community Health Nurses and Community Health Advocates. Alongside these professionals, interns will gain experience supporting small rural clinics, conducting health workshops at schools, and doing home visits to improve access of health services for under resourced families and communities.

One of the most politically stable countries in Africa, Ghana is gifted with a diverse and scenic landscape, from beautiful beaches and waters to forests with a diverse array of wildlife. A mix of modern and traditional belief systems, the culture of Ghana is complex yet welcoming, and you will find a friendly face and welcoming hand at every turn. Although over 100 languages are spoken throughout the country, English remains the official language for business and in secondary education.

FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
29%
Human Development Index Ranking
140 / 188 countries
Average Schooling for Girls
2 years less than boys
Under-5 Mortality Rate
78/1,000 live births

Your Volta Region - Child Health Staff

MAKAFUI AMENUVOR, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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I am committed to the protection of children through education and opportunities to rise from poverty.

Growing up in small town in Ghana with my grandparents, I have seen the vulnerability that comes from being raised in poverty and not having opportunities for education. I was fortunate to have parents who believed in the value of education, and attended a Technical School to further my talents in electronics. However, it was CCS volunteers who motivated me, as a young man, to follow my passions and goals of attending university to establish a career in social justice and change.

In Ghana, over 28% of the population lives in poverty at under $1 per day. With schools that are too often underfunded and overcrowded, the need for individual attention, guidance, and encouragement to children pursuing their dreams is key to a brighter future. I am committed, with CCS volunteers, to improving the possibilities for each child in my community.

Country Staff

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