When: July 22 - August 2, 2013
Where: Tefle/Klenu, Ghana
Who: Primary Medicine & Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physcial Therapists, Nurses, Logistics (non-medical helpers), 1 - 2 Pastors (to take an active part in the Spiritual aspect of the team and work with the National Partners/Spiritual Counseling)
Status: Accepting Applications
Required Documentation for Medical & Dental Professionals: A special application is required for all physicians and must include the following attachments: a current practicing license with expiration date visible, diploma, 2 letters of reference, letter of experience from your immediate supervisor, CV and passport photo. All participants will need to have a valid passport that is current for at least 6 months after the departure date. A tourist visa is required for entry in to Ghana.
Special Travel Announcement: Unless you are instructed by GHO or your team leader, do not book your own travel. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the ticket purchase if you want to use frequent flyer miles and/or want your number added to the ticket.
Project Fee: $1,995 plus airfare and $15 per hour for up to 14 hours CME/CDE (if applicable) Click here for more information on CME/CDE
Team Leader: Dwain Illman, MD
To read Dr. Illman's Biography Click here.
Further Details: See what God is doing in Ghana; experience what God can do with you and to you as you serve Him there. Our ministry in Ghana truly follows the vision of Jesus in Luke 4 to “preach good news to the poor.” This is what we do along with our contributions to healing and public health to the impoverished but joyful village/schools in Tefle and Klonu, Ghana.
The local team is an inspiring and committed group of men and women. From your first introduction to them to our final farewells, I am confident that you will be deeply touched by the faith and ministry of these Christians.
Our lodging location is in Sogakope along the Volta River and close to the Atlantic Ocean not far from Togo in eastern Ghana. We will stay in Cisneros Resort in Sogakope. The rooms are good with most of comforts like home. We eat well with meals prepared by Pastor Francis who was trained by American missionaries 20 years ago using proper care of fresh fruits and vegetables and serving a wonderful variety of dishes. You will find that this is not a weight-reducing trip!
The team will partner with Agave Christian Union in our health/evangelism outreach. Agave is composed of about 20 different church groups who meet regularly for Bible study and fellowship and have this GHO brigade as one of their main outreaches. On the Sunday that bridges the clinics there is a large unity worship and praise service under tents on one of the school grounds. This is an experience not to be missed! The believers know how to sing and dance.
We minister through general medical and dental clinics using the facilities of the two schools. The typical response of the practioners can be summarized with the following: “It is so wonderful to practice medicine, pray with patients, teach them better self care techniques and not be concerned with medical records and government regulations.” Out patients are very poor village people but are so thankful for what we are doing and open to the gospel.
This general medicine and dental work is open to anyone who loves the Lord and wants to serve. Over half of our team typically will work in logistics – triage, health teaching, pharmacy tech, set up, etc. We can use lots of practioners, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacist(s) and general dentists who can work where there is no electricity. I have found that everyone has to work very hard every clinic day.
My wife Marilyn and I will be returning to Ghana for the tenth time in July 2013. This is a very enjoyable yet challenging outreach. We spend one day visiting Elmina in western Ghana along the ocean. There is an intact “slave castle” built by the Portuguese in 1630. Over one million slaves were sent through “the door of no return” to the Americas spanning a 300-year period. The enclosed rooms still have the odors of confined humans.
In 2012 we had the option of a tour to northern Ghana to visit the African animal game park in Mole. The costs of this are not included with your fee so would be completely self-pay. It came to just under $400 a person.
See what God can do with you. Come to Ghana in July 2013!
Dr. Illman can be contacted at: DwainDoc@gmail.com.
Please prayerfully consider this opportunity!
Vaccination Information: Wondering what immunizations you’ll need for the mission trip? Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control website.