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"Our goal is to have volunteers coming directly to us with the purpose to help us in our daily life at the orphanage"

Visit the blogs of Sandra Ohlsson, Rebecca Fredriksson and Lisa Malmborg about Ghana and Weep Not Child:

http://exploringafrika.devo te.se/

http://lisaochrebeccaighana.tumblr.com

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Visa

Visa is necessary for an entry in Ghana so therefor it is important for you to send in a visa application in time if you have decided to travel to Ghana. If you have any questions regarding visa application, feel free to contact us.

For a Swedish citizen contact the embassy of Ghana in Copenhagen
Phone: + 45 39 62 82 22
Fax: + 45 39 62 15 62
Email: ghana@mail.dk¨

Otherwise you find the visa application for entry in Ghana here:
http://ghanaembassy.dk/consular/visa-application/

Vaccines

The only vaccination that is necessary for entry in Ghana is Yellow fever, without a proof of your vaccination against that, you are unable to entry the country. We would strongly recommend you to take Polio, Diphtheria and also Tetanus vaccin. Besides from that we would recommend you to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and B which is important for any trip outside Europe. To eat Malaria pills  (before,during and after your trip) is absolutley essential when travelling in Africa. Haemophilus influenzae, Cholera and Tyfoid fever is also great to take when travelling to Ghana. Especially Tyfoid fever is pretty common among children which makes it significant when working at a orphanage.

List of Vaccins in (the most important on the first place, the second most important on second place etc.)

1. Yellow Fever
2. Malaria (Malarone is the one with fewer side effects but it is expensive, therefor I would recommend Malarone for short stays and the other option for longer stays)
3. Polio, Diphtheria and Tetanus
4. Hepatitis A and B
5. Tyfoid Fever, Haemophilus influenzae and Cholera