His Excellency, the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare (MB, ChB, FAChirg, FGCS, FWACS, FICS, Cert. Health Mgmt, Member – Order of the Volta & Fellow Ghana Medical Association) as the new Director-General of the Ghana Health Service with effect from 1st March 2017.
He takes over from Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira who has retired from active service.
Dr. Nsiah-Asare, prior to his current appointment, has worked in the health sector spanning over 36 (thirty six) years in senior management position and as a Surgical Specialist at the St Patrick Hospital in Offinso-Ashanti and Tamale Teaching Hospital.
He also worked at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital as a Chief Executive Officer and Consultant General Surgeon.
Between 1997 and 2001, Dr Nsiah-Asare served as a part-time lecturer in Clinical Anatomy at the University of Development Studies (UDS), School of Medical Sciences, Tamale.