Breaking News: Ghana’s Health Minister elected to serve on WHO Executive Board

Breaking News: Ghana’s Health Minister elected to serve on WHO Executive Board

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu - Minister for Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has elected Ghana’s Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu to serve on its the Executive Board.

The 34-member Executive Board is composed of technically qualified members who were elected to serve a three-year term. The Board has been tasked with the responsibility of implementing the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, advise and generally facilitate the work of the Assembly.

The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Dr. Harsh Vardhan the new Chair of the Executive Board, his Vice-Chairpersons, and the Executive Board members, and pledged to work with them.

Usually, the annual Board meeting is held in January where the members will 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.