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A highlight on Ghana’s current Minister for Health, and the Ministry of Health

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The Ministry of Health exists to primarily improve the health status of all people living in the country. This supports the Government’s vision of universal health coverage and a healthy population.

It works hand in hand with its agencies and other stakeholders to create wealth through good health, which is equivalent to improving human capital through implementing proactive policies.

The goal is to ensure a healthy and productive population that continues to reproduce itself safely.

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Ghana’s current minister for health – Honourable Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

Responsible for the affairs of the ministry is Honourable Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Member of Parliament for the Dormaa Central constituency. He was born on 6th September 1955 in Dormaa Ahenkro. He is a chartered accountant who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana in 1989 and a Management Accountancy from the London School of Accountancy.

Honourable Agyeman-Manu affiliates himself with the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He served as the deputy minister of Finance and Economic Planning under the President Kufuor administration from 2001 to 2008.

In 2006, he was the acting CEO of the National Health Authority. He was also the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in the immediate past parliament.

He has also served the state as a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Interior, Finance, Communication, and Roads and Transport.

He has served on boards of several institutions including the Small Arms Commission of Ghana, Ghana Revenue Authority, Bank of Ghana, and the Divestiture Implementation Committee.

Honourable Agyeman-Manu was named as Health Minister by President Nana Akufo-Addo in May 2017. He is Christian, has married several times, and has six children.

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