Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been elected by the World Health Organisation (WHO)
to serve on its executive board.
He is to serve a three-year term together with 33-member executive board.
“The Executive Board is composed of 34 persons who are technically qualified in the field of health, each designated by a Member State that has been elected to serve by the World Health Assembly,” WHO said on its website.
The composition of the board is as follows: Africa – 7, Americas – 6, South-East Asia – 3, Europe – 8, Eastern Mediterranean – 5 and Western Pacific – 5.
The main functions of the Board were to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, advise and generally facilitate its work, Ghana’s Information Ministry posted on Facebook on Saturday evening.
“The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Dr. Harsh Vardhan the new Chair of the Executive Board, 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 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.”