Health minister, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has pledged more support from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the government of Ghana to the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to improve health in the West African region.

The minister argued that, one cannot isolate himself from health issues in the region due to it’s cross border activities, thus the need to support the ECOWAS health body, WAHO to enhance its mandate.

“We will place priority on issues related to WAHO, the president has committed himself to work with all sectors (including the WAHO) to fight diseases in the region”, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu intoned.

Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu made these remarks when he received a team of delegation from the WAHO, last Wednesday [March 8] in Accra.

The team, which on a working visit to Ghana, was led by Dr Xavier Crespin, director general, accompanied by the Director of Internal Service, Mr Richard Awunyo, the Acting Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Kofi Busia, the Professional Officer for Non Infectious Diseases, Dr William Bosu and it’s administrator, Mrs Lalaissa Amoukou.

Dr Xavier Crespin praised Ghana’s previous support to the organization and more so, its efforts towards traditional medicine practice. He however asked for Ghana’s increased commitment towards achieving a universal health coverage and systems strengthening through innovation.

Credit: Kobby Blay (www.ghanahealthnest.com)