Working in Less Resourced Settings: new updated guide available

In a continuing collaboration between CTI, ADAPT and OT Frontiers, the new guide for allied health professionals working in less resourced settings has been published. It provides an invaluable guide for those thinking about or currently working overseas.

The guide is available to download as a pdf here and you can also download each section individually if you visit our Resources page.

Hard copies are also available for £8.50 plus postage – please contact us if you would like to order a copy.

Many thanks to all those who were involved with the project to update this guide!

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3 week volunteer SLT supervisor role in Ghana: January 2018

Ghana ma wo Akwaaba! Ghana welcomes you!

The University of Ghana, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences is one of a handful of African universities offering training in Speech and Language Therapy. The programme commenced in 2016, supported by a small local SLT faculty. It aims to dramatically increase rehabilitation services for people with communication and swallowing difficulties in the region.

The university is seeking three experienced Speech and Language Therapists with skills in clinical supervision of students in paediatric settings who may be willing to volunteer their time to assist with clinical education.

Volunteers would need to be available to commit for three weeks, from JANUARY 15 – 2 FEBRUARY 2018.

The position is voluntary and involves:
• Short term visit to Ghana (approximately 3 weeks) to work collaboratively with a nominated local speech and language therapist to offer clinical supervision in a community placement in Accra. Conditions are as follows:

  • All positions are voluntary (i.e. the University of Ghana cannot pay a salary)
  • Fixed funding is available to support living expenses while in country – basic guesthouse accommodation, local meals, ground transport, local calls etc.
  • Funding is available to reimburse a fixed amount for vaccinations, health/travel insurance and visa costs.
  • Funding for airfares is not available

A document containing more information is available here..

Personal Qualities:

We seek SLTs who are practical, enthusiastic, resilient, and flexible…. and who love a challenge. We are particularly interested in people who have experience working in cultures which are not their own.

If you have an interest in supporting development of speech and language therapy services for people with communication and swallowing disabilities in Ghana and feel that you may have relevant skills and qualities to offer, our team would be delighted to talk with you. Please send a brief summary of your experience and interests with a copy of your CV to publichealth.slt@gmail.com.

The University of Ghana, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP). The DAP has provided grant funding to support living expenses of international volunteers to our programme.