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Ministry of Health Kenya

The Ministry of Health Kenya has its headquarters at Afya house in Nairobi. There are two ministries combined:

  • Ministry for medical services
  • Ministry for public health

Mandate of the Ministry of Health Kenya

  • Health policy
  • Health regulation
  • National referral Health facilities
  • Capacity building
  • Technical assistance to Counties

Departments in the Ministry of Health Kenya

  1. Department of Preventive and Promotive Health.
  2. Department of Curative and Rehabilitation Health Services
  3. Department of Standards and Quality Assurence and Regulations
  4. Department of Planning and Health FInancing
  5. Department of Health Sector Coordination and Inter Government
  6. Department of Administrative Services

Functions of the Ministry of Health Kenya

The core functions of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya include:-

  • Health Policy and Standards Management
  • Cancer Policy
  • HIV/AIDS Programme and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Treatment and Management
  • Health Education Management
  • Preventive Health Programmes including Health Services
  • Preventive, Promotive and Curative Health Services
  • Public Health and Sanitation Policy Management
  • Quarantine Administration
  • Health Inspection and other Public Health Services
  • Medical Services Policy
  • National Health Referral Service
  • National Medical Laboratories Services
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Food and Food Handling
  • Pharmacy and Medicines Control
  • Registration of Doctors and Paramedics
  • Reproductive Health Policy
  • Training of Health Personnel
  • Family Planning

Institutions under the Ministry of Ministry of Health

  • Government Chemist
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
  • Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA)
  • Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC)
  • Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)
  • National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)
  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • National AIDS Control Council
  • The Radiation Protection Board
  • Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Radiation Protection Board
  • Referral Hospitals Authority
Ministry of health Kenya

Ministry of health Kenya

Ministry of Health Management

Cabinet Secretary: Dr. Cleopa Mailu, EBS
Principal Secretary: Dr. Nicholas Muraguri

Ministry of health Kenya contacts

Ministry of Health
Physical Address: Afya House, Cathedral Road
Postal Address: P.O. Box: 30016–00100
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254-20-2717077
Email: ps@health.go.ke
Website: www.health.go.ke

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