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Medical and Healthcare Volunteer Program of the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation - Elmina, Ghana, West Africa - www.eaumf.org
Join Our Team and enjoy a most fulfilling professional experience!!
Who? Primary care physicians, other Specialist physicians, Physician assistants, Nurses, Public health specialists and Dental professionals. Where? Elmina, (KEEA district), Central Region, Ghana. How long? Ideally, 2 weeks to 3 months. Other periods of commitment beyond 3 months are considered. The Elmina Urban Health Centre has no physician on staff.The District Medical Officer is an non-physician administrator. Other staff include Medical Assistants, 2 Public Health Nurses, 2 Nutrition Officers, a Midwife and 6 Nurses. A basic laboratory is available. X-Ray facilities are available at the Disrtict Hospital at Ankaful and at the Regional Hospital in Cape Coast.
Where you will work
Elmina, capital of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem District.
Elmina (Edina)is an historic town settled in the 12th century by migrating Akans from the North West. European contact and trade was first consolidated in 1482 with the construction of St. George’s Castle (Elmina Castle). At that time, it was the largest European architectural structure in Sub -Saharan Africa. It is the oldest of the 34 Castles and Forts on Ghana’s coastline used in the ignominious Trans - Atlantic Slave Trade. Elmina Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is rural yet with good access to two cities; Cape Coast, 10 miles to the east and Sekondi-Takoradi 40 miles to the west. The district is rich in wonderful beaches, resorts, culture, festivals, hiking opportunities, and with easy access to the University of Cape Coast campus and other sites of interest.For more information send an email eaumfoundation@gmail.com or call 331-444-2622 Join us on facebook

1. The Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation (EAUMF) will provide affordable accommodation at Java House, which is a short walk from the District Health Centre where most of the work takes place. Alternatively, a donation to the Foundation’s scholarship fund is acceptable in lieu of rent. 2. The Foundation will provide airport pick up from the capital city of Accra and arrange transportation by luxury coach 3 hours by road to the west. 3. Cape Coast Central Hospital, the regional tertiary center is only 10 miles to the east via a superb highway. You may email your resume to eaumfoundation@gmail.com For application and registration information
Opportunities for tourism abound with this program. This is an ideal program for those who wish to volunteer and also engage in adventure or leisure tourism. This is Ghana's leading medical voluntourism program and serves as a great rotation in International Community Service Learning and studies in Global Health.
On completion of a tour of duty, volunteers are awarded the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Humanitarian Award for service to the people of Elmina and the KEEA district.
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The Elmina Urban Health Centre is always in need of various resources. These include computers (PCs), books, periodicals and recreational items. Multi-media resources on adolescent, maternal and child health are always appreciated. For donations, please send an email to Thad Ulzen MD at eaumfoundation@gmail.com and arrangements will be made for shipping the items to Elmina, Ghana. Your assistance is most appreciated.
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Melissa Frey's Pictures 2007

Inquire about our customized VOLUNTOURISM PACKAGES which offer an opportunity to volunteer for a minimum of two weeks and travel and tourism in Ghana for a week or two before or after your volunteer activities.We offer one of the most exciting opportunities for healthcare/medical volunteers in Africa. This is an ideal experience for both students and practitioners of Global and International Health. DONATE TO EAUMF

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Volunteers have included: Pre-medical students from Sweden and the United States; Medical students from Mayo Medical School, University of Minnesota and Florida State University School of Medicine, USA; Resident Physicians from University of West Virginia, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY, Cedars Sinai Medical School, LA, and Harvard Medical School; Nurses from Ontario, Canada; Philadelphia, PA, Denver, CO and Seattle, WA and Specialist Physicians in the fields of cardiology, family medicine, internal medicine surgery and pediatrics from programs and practices in Philadelphia, New York and California. Allied Health Professionals in physiotherapy and nutrition from Canada and the USA have also been participants.
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The mission of the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation
The EAUMF is named for a well-known educator and international public servant from Elmina who served Africa during his professional life and died in October 1999. His professional career spanned over 4 decades. He was a pillar in the field of Adult Education and Literacy. He was also involved in public health education and was a renowned university administrator. The Foundation is established to provide opportunities in higher education for youth from Elmina and the surrounding district. It also exists to promote primary care and public health initiatives in the KEEA district. The EAUMF also operates the Elmina - Java Museum, dedicated to archiving Elmina’s history for posterity.

31471 EAUMF is a registered 501 (c) 3 public charity in the USA