19 March 2020 – President appoints former Deputy Director-General of WHO as Presidential Coordinator for the government’s COVID-19 response programme

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President

Overview: President Akufo-Addo appoints Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, a former Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as the Presidential Coordinator for the Government’s Coronavirus Response Programme

Full details here: https://www.gsa.gov.gh/2020/03/dr-anarfi-asamoa-baah-appointed-to-co-ordinate-ghanas-coronavirus-response-programme/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, International – academic
Evidence/Justification: Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah come to the table with a depth of experience including leading the global efforts to develop a streamlined and integrated strategies and plans for the control of epidemics such as Ebola, Merco, Zika and Famine among other expertise