Working in the Health Sector
Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana support global and national efforts to ensure that all Ghanaians have long and healthy lives. With each goal, community members will adopt behaviors and practices to improve their health. The goals of the Health Project are four-fold:
- Improving Maternal and Child Health
- Reducing incidences of Malaria via Prevention Methods
- Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Increasing Knowledge about Healthy Sexual Behaviors
Working within the four goals of the Health project framework, one might find themselves working on malaria prevention, hand-washing promotion, creating and/or strengthening community water and sanitation committees, nutrition programs, peer educator training on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, and/or improved water and sanitation options, such as latrines, rainwater harvest systems and soak away pits.