Ghana’s Health Minister Excels, Becomes WHO Executive Board


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

Mr. Agyeman-Manu, together with 33 other persons, of who seven are Africans, will serve on the Board for a three-year term. This comes after Ghana was recognized by the WHO as one of the countries in the world with an effective Covid-19 management response.

Chaired by India’s Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Executive Board will be responsible for implementing decisions and health policies of WHO’s Health Assembly, advise and generally facilitate the work of the organization.

According the WHO which announced the election of the new Executive Board on its Twitter handle, the Board Members will meet twice yearly to discuss global health matters.

In a virtual ceremony (through zoom) with the newly elected Board Members, WHO Director-General Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated the laureates and pledged to work with them to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“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”, he stated.