Ministry of Health (Israel)

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Ministry of Health building on Jaffa Road, Jerusalem

The Ministry of Health (Hebrew: מִשְׂרַד הַבְּרִיאוּת, translit. Misrad HaBri'ut) is a ministry in the Israeli government responsible for formulating health policies. The ministry plans, supervises, licenses and coordinates the country's healthcare services.[1] In addition to overseeing health services provided by Kupat Holim and family health centers such as Tipat Halav, the ministry maintains general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, treatment programs for substance abuse and facilities for the chronically ill.[2]

The current Minister of Health is Yael German.[3]

List of Health Ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end Notes
1 Haim-Moshe Shapira United Religious Front,
Hapoel HaMizrachi
P, 1, 2 14 May 1948 8 October 1951
2 Yosef Burg Hapoel HaMizrachi 3 8 October 1951 24 December 1952
3 Yosef Sapir General Zionists 4 24 December 1952 29 December 1953 Sapir and Serlin swapped ministerial portfolios;
Sapir became Minister of Transportation
4 Yosef Serlin General Zionists 4, 5 12 December 1953 29 June 1955
5 Dov Yosef Mapai 6 29 June 1955 3 November 1955
6 Yisrael Barzilai Mapam 7, 8, 9 3 November 1955 2 November 1961
Haim-Moshe Shapira National Religious Party 10, 11, 12 2 November 1961 12 January 1966
Yisrael Barzilai Not an MK 13, 14 12 January 1966 15 December 1969 Member of Mapam
7 Haim Gvati Alignment 15 22 December 1969 27 July 1970
8 Victor Shem-Tov Not an MK 15, 16, 17 27 July 1970 20 June 1977 Member of the Alignment
9 Eliezer Shostak Likud 18, 19, 20 20 June 1977 13 September 1984
10 Mordechai Gur Alignment 21 13 September 1984 20 October 1986
11 Shoshana Arbeli-Almozlino Alignment 22 20 October 1986 22 December 1988
12 Ya'akov Tzur Alignment 23 22 December 1988 15 March 1990
13 Ehud Olmert Likud 24 11 June 1990 13 July 1992
14 Haim Ramon Labor Party 25 13 July 1992 8 February 1994
15 Yitzhak Rabin Labor Party 25 8 February 1994 1 June 1994 Also serving Prime Minister
16 Efraim Sneh Labor Party 25, 26 1 June 1994 18 June 1996
17 Tzachi Hanegbi Likud 27 18 June 199 12 November 1996
18 Yehoshua Matza Likud 27 12 November 1996 6 July 1999
19 Shlomo Benizri Shas 28 6 July 1999 11 July 2000
20 Roni Milo Centre Party 28 10 August 2000 7 March 2001
21 Nissim Dahan Shas 29 7 March 2001 23 May 2002
22 Ariel Sharon Likud 29 23 May 2002 3 June 2002 Also serving Prime Minister
Nissim Dahan Shas 29 3 June 2002 28 February 2003
23 Dan Naveh Likud 30 28 February 2003 14 January 2006
24 Yaakov Edri Kadima 30 18 January 2006 4 May 2006
25 Yaakov Ben-Yezri Gil 31 4 May 2006 31 March 2009
26 Binyamin Netanyahu Likud 32 31 March 2009 18 March 2013 Also serving Prime Minister
27 Yael German Yesh Atid 33 18 March 2013 Incumbent

Deputy Ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end Notes
1 Yitzhak Rafael National Religious Party 10, 11, 12 2 November 1961 22 March 1965
2 Shlomo-Yisrael Ben-Meir National Religious Party 12 24 March 1965 12 January 1966
3 Abd el-Aziz el-Zoubi Alignment 15 24 May 1971 10 March 1974
4 Shoshana Arbeli-Almozlino Alignment 21 24 September 1984 20 October 1986
5 Eliezer Mizrahi Agudat Yisrael, Geulat Yisrael 24 25 June 1990 13 July 1992
6 Nawaf Massalha Labor Party 25, 26 4 August 1992 18 June 1996
7 Shlomo Benizri Shas 27 13 August 1996 6 July 1999
8 Ya'akov Litzman United Torah Judaism 32 1 April 2009 18 March 2013 De facto minister

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