Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia)
|Agency executive||Dr. Muhammad Al-Hiazaa, Minister|
History and profile
In 1925, Saudi Arabia's first public health department was established in Makkah. The department was responsible for building hospitals and healthcare centers and issuing and enforcing regulations to provide necessary standards for practicing medicine and pharmacology. A public health council was also established to address the growing need for healthcare services and it was the highest-level supervisory board, overseeing all aspects of the country’s healthcare services.
Health-care services in Saudi Arabia are provided by several public and private agencies. However, the ministry is the major planner and provider of these services.
- Abdullah bin Faisal Al Saud 1950
- Hamad Al Manie -until 2009
- Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah 2009-2014
- Adel Fakeih 2014 (acting) 
- Dr. Muhammad Al-Hiazaa 2014 - present 
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- Saudi Gazette (9 December 2014). "King appoints 8 new ministers". Saudi Gazette. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
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