President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare as the new Director-General of the Ghana Health Service with effect from March 1, 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 years in senior management position.
He has also worked as a Surgical Specialist at the St Patrick Hospital in Offinso-Ashanti and Tamale Teaching Hospital.
The one time Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) also worked as a Consultant General Surgeon for the same hospital.
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.