Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, is a former Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He was appointed to this position in January 2007 and retired at the end of September 2017.
He is a medical doctor with a specialisation in public health, and postgraduate degrees in health economics, as well as health policy and planning from the UK and USA respectively.
He joined the WHO as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Director-General in August 1998. Following that initial role as Senior Advisor, he was nominated as Executive Director, External Relations and Governing Bodies in November 2000, and was subsequently appointed as Deputy Director-General in January 2007.
The Governing Board of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) appointed him as the first-ever Ambassador for Standards in the country in January 2018.
The role of the Standards Ambassador is to improve the visibility and influence of the Authority in Ghana, Africa and globally.
The terms of reference of his engagement are: “Ambassador for Standardisation, Metrology, and Certification (Systems and Products); to provide advocacy for the implementation of world-class services in metrology, conformity assessment and standardisation in support of the African continental Free Trade Area.”
“To support in resource-mobilisation for the attainment of the goals, objectives and aims of the Ghana Standards Authority, from both local and foreign sources; to link the Authority with global players in commerce, health, safety and the environment and to provide strategic inputs and ideas to the Ghana Standards Authority.”
He is serving in this important capacity for a token honorarium of GHS1 (one Ghana cedi) per annum.