lYouth Employment Agency [YEA] has taken a giant step by collaborating with the One Million Community Health and Ghana Health Service to go digital with a community based data health system through the introduction of eHealth Technical Assistants(ETA)
According to Chief Executive Officer of Youth Employment Agency(YEA) Mr. Kobina Beecham, the initiative will help Ghana as a country meet the increasing demand on health data with the introduction of Community Health Workers in pursuit of Universal Health Coverage in Ghana.
This he said, ETAs shall be deployed to the District Health Administrations across the country to work under the immediate supervision of District Health Information Officers and overall direction of the District Directors of Health Services.
He further explained that, ETA initiative under the Community Assistants Module of YEA. This is being rolled out to fast Ghana’s strides towards achieving universal health coverage and meeting the increasing data demands under the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“This module will also contribute to YEA’s quest to job opportunities for the youth in Ghana and contribute to SDG Eight( 8) of promoting full and productive employment and decent work for all”, he stated.
More so, the ETAs will help strengthen community health data handling processes to facilitate prompt decision making for health . The ETA’s will be facilitated with the donation of : five hundred (500) state -of – the art ICT Tablets.
– Five hundred (500) Uniforms and one thousand (1000) Knapsacks.
Through the joint YEA , GHS and 1mCHW Campaign, One Thousand (1,000) ETAs have been recruited and trained. The ETAs are young Ghanaians between the ages of 18 and 35 years with a minimum of Senior High School certificate and were recruited through competitive process that involved online applications , shortlisting , interviews and selections