Thursday, July 25, 2024
HomeNursing NewsYOUTH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY (YEA) EMPLOYS 6000 COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY (YEA) EMPLOYS 6000 COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Published on

Over 6000 youths passed out under the Youth Employment Agency’s Community Health Worker (CHW) module across the 16 regions of Ghana on Friday, October 14, 2022.

For the very first time, the beneficiaries of the programme are going to receive a monthly allowance of GHC500, an improvement on the GHC250 that was received by their previous cohorts.

CHW is a module of the YEA that focuses on the selection of young indigenes of various communities, trained and posted to work in selected districts, sub-districts, and communities across the country to assist community health officers, nurses, and midwives in their health service delivery, particularly in the areas of health promotion, disease surveillance, and disease prevention.

READ ALSO  2021 GHANA ARMED FORCES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

The current CHW module, in partnership with the Ghana Health Service, is an improved version of previous ones with a new focus on improving the impact of beneficiaries in their communities, improving the well-being of citizens, and most importantly, contributing immensely towards supporting the beneficiaries to identify their career paths.

Speaking at the national passing out ceremony in the Eastern Region on Friday, the CEO of YEA, Mr. Kofi Baah Agyepong, announced that for the first time, formal arrangements have been made with the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service to give a special dispensation to the beneficiaries during admissions into nursing training schools, premised on the requisite field and practical knowledge.

READ ALSO  MINISTRY OF HEALTH COMMISSIONS A GHC 14 MILLION MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE SEPARATION OF THE CONJOINED TWINS AT GARH

He eulogized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his commitment to youth employment and development, and further dedication to the sustainable development goals. He said even in the face of severe economic hardships, both locally and globally, funds to run the CHW and other modules have been made available by the government to ensure that the youth have jobs.

The visibly elated beneficiaries praised President Akufo-Addo for the opportunity, especially the 100% increment in their allowance.

Mr. Agyepong admonished the beneficiaries nationwide to be very hardworking and diligent in their work as the agency will not countenance truancy, laziness, and misbehaviour during their engagement period.

READ ALSO  GHANA COLLEGE OF NURSES AND MIDWIVES OPENS APPLICATION FOR 2022/2023

Agyepong also hinted that over 15,000 personnel will also be recruited in the YEA’s Community Protection Assistants Module in the coming months.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon Seth Kwame Acheampong, assisted by some MCEs praised the government for the numerous interventions geared towards creating more opportunities and alleviation or reducing the impact of the current global economic crises on Ghanaians, especially the youth.

The national event took place in the Eastern Region, hosted by the Eastern Regional Director of the Youth Employment Agency, Jerry Osei-Poku, and his team, whilst all other regions held the same ceremonies to pass out their beneficiaries.

More like this

YEA OPENS APPLICATION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHWs)

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is partnering with the Ghana Health Service to roll...

GOVERNMENT TO RECRUIT 5,000 SHS GRADUATES TO CHPS COMPOUNDS

The Youth and Employment Agency (YEA) is said to Employ about 5,000 Senior High...

Latest articles

MOH ISSUES NEW DIRECTIVES FOR CLEARANCE FROM ENDORSEMENT

The Ministry of Health, Ghana has issued a new directive for clearance form endorsement....

HO TEACHING HOSPITAL: WORLD EMERGENCY MEDICINE DAY 2023

The 27th of May is the day earmarked globally to celebrate Emergency Medicine (EM)....

NURSING ADMISSION FORMS ON SALE FOR THE 2023/2024 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Ministry of Health Ghana has announced to the general public opening of the...