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Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu
Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

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

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

He’s among the 34-member executive board who will serve a three-year term for the organisation.

The announcement which was made on the Health Ministry’s Facebook page indicated that the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, his Vice-Chairs, and all Executive Board members.

He also pledged to work with them during their tenure of office.

Dr Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that “The main functions of the Board were to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, advise and generally facilitate its work”.

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.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on the other hand has also taken to his Facebook page to celebrate the success of his co-minister.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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