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Deputy Director-General: Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah

Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah

Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, from Ghana, comes to the job with considerable experience in public health, management and organizational development, having been head of four different clusters since he joined WHO in 1998. Before that, he was the Director of Medical Services for Ghana.

Dr Asamoa-Baah started in WHO as a senior policy adviser to the Director-General. He has served as Executive Director for External Relations and Governing Bodies and Executive Director for Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals under Dr Brundtland.

Under Dr Lee, he initially served as Assistant Director-General, Communicable Diseases. From October 2005 to January 2007, he was Assistant Director-General, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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