At Globe Aware, our utmost priority is the safety and security of our volunteers.
We have been monitoring the Ebola situation since its inception.
We watch the CDC, US, Canadian and British government travel alerts as issued through the State Department and their equivalents. There are parts of the continent that have travel alerts in place, for example the U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against non-essential travel to Sierra Leone and Liberia. If there were a similar travel alert put out for Ghana, we would suspend the program until the situation changed and refund your payment.
For those who have already registered for the program, if they would like to switch to another program, we can do so once, at no cost, as long as it is 30 days prior to the program start date.
For the latest information about the disease, how to recognize it, how transmitted and more, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
Here is the current US State Department report on Ghana https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/ghana.html
We not work on projects where volunteers are likely to be in contact with the bodily fluids of another person.
We think it is important that each individual take the time to read about the risk and assess the situation for oneself, if necessary with the advice of your medical professional.