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The Medical students who would like to do electives in developing countries are usually at a loss of how to go about it, especially because of the logistics concerned. They are confronted by a situation where they have to choose a country and then look for placement in a reliable hospital before making travel arrangements. A friend who has been visited such countries is a reliable source of information, but even then preferences differ from one person to another.
Work the World electives are hassle free. The organization has vast experience in organizing clinical electives for medical students, nursing students and physiotherapy students in more than seven destinations across Africa, Asia and South America. What is more is that students are helped to choose destinations, clinical placements in their department of choice are effected and accommodation provided in large houses where other medical students reside. Furthermore, proper counsel is given with relation to travel and VISA application procedures and engrossments. A 24-7 support is provided while the student is in the developing country.
It is a fact that electives in a developing country are thrilling because of the colossal exposure, fascinating experience, the opportunity to tour the world and without a doubt the liberty that comes with being away from home. Doctors worldwide agree that a medical elective in Ghana is a worthwhile venture.
Ghana is a West African country that has a number of good hospitals for clinical electives. Life expectancy is 59 and 60 years for males and females respectively. For every 100,000 people there are 15 doctors to take care of them, which translates to doctors are more of general practioners (GP) armed with knowledge to treat a plethora of diseases. English is the official language, though natives speak more than 70 other languages depending on the ethnic community in which one is born.
The people of Ghana have festivals in plenitude. These fiestas take place in different parts of the country. Some of the most famous Ghanaian festivals include Akwasidae, Dipo, Panafest, Fiok and Homowo. Dipo is a puberty rite celebrated in Krobo Odumase and Somanya. In April the girls are initiated into womanhood during a two day ceremony that is marked by song, dance, rituals and innumerable tasks. Panafest is celebrated every two years and is a fete of music and dance. Homowo is a harvest and thanksgiving celebration commemorated in August and September in Accra. Fiok is a delight of the Busa people of Ghana in which they showcase their skills in war.