WHO elects Ghana’s Health Minister to serve on Executive Board

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has elected the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu to serve on the Executive Board of the organisation.

This follows after Ghana was recognized as one of the few countries in the world with an effective COVID-19 management response.

Mr. Agyeman-Manu is one of 34 people who will serve on the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation for a three-year term.

The Executive Board’s main function is to implement decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, advise and generally facilitate its work.

WHO shortlists Ghana among 6 countries globally with effective COVID-19 management 

The Executive Board is chaired by India’s Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

Congratulating leaders and members of the Executive Board, the Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus pledged to work with them in order to achieve their goal in the fight against COVID-19 and any other communicable disease.

It also said, “The annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assembly. A second shorter meeting takes place in May, as a follow-up to the Health Assembly.”

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