Ghana’s Health Minister to Serve on WHO Executive Board
Kwaku Agyeman-Manu is one of seven Africans who have been elected to serve on the Executive Board.
Ghana’s Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman- Manu has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Kwaku Agyeman-Manu is one of seven Africans who have been elected to serve on the 34-member Executive Board.
The 34-Member Executive Board is composed of technically qualified members who were elected to serve a three-year term. The main functions of the Board are to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, advise it and generally facilitate its work.
The Director-General of the WHO, TredosGhebreyesus congratulated the new Chair of the Executive Board, Dr Harsh Vardhan of India, his Vice Chairs persons and the Executive Board Members and pledged to work with them.
The Annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly.
A second shorter meeting takes place in May, as a follow-up to the Health Assembly.