The Youth Employment Agency as part of the government’s plan to create 1 million jobs has begun the process to recruit 3,000 Ghanaians into its restructured Community Health Workers (CHWs) module in the health sector.
YEA in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said the recruitment of three 3,000 youth onto the Community Health Workers (CHWs) module is to help mitigate the impact of coronavirus in the rural communities.
The CHWs module according to the Agency has been modified with an enhanced role of public education, community outreach programmes and information dissemination apart from providing ancillary services in the health centres, following the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus pandemic.
“The roll-out is for employment creation for the youth as well as mitigation drive to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the communities of the country,” Youth Employment Agency stated in the release.
“The target of the module is the densely populated rural communities where a lot of education and outreach programmes were required because some rural folk thought the Covid was a myth and until they see it physically they would not accept its existence,” YEA added.
Ghana Health Service Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, has assured his outfit would do its best to build the capacity of the CHWs to make it to the next level and possibly rope in those who would excel into the mainstream health delivery system.