Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia)

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Health
وزارة الصحـــة
Saudi Ministry of Health.JPG
Agency overview
Formed 1950; 65 years ago (1950)
Jurisdiction Saudi Arabia
Headquarters Riyadh
Coordinates: 24°39′28″N 46°42′56″E / 24.65778°N 46.71556°E / 24.65778; 46.71556
Agency executive Dr. Muhammad Al-Hiazaa, Minister
Website Official website

Ministry of Health is the ministry responsible for the health of the citizens of Saudi Arabia. The current minister is Muhammad bin Ali bin Hayaza Alhayaza.

Ministry of Health, Riyadh

History and profile[edit]

In 1925, Saudi Arabia's first public health department was established in Makkah.[1] The department was responsible for building hospitals and healthcare centers and issuing and enforcing regulations to provide necessary standards for practicing medicine and pharmacology.[1] 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.[1]

Then, these health-care institutions were transformed into a ministerial body in 1950.[2] Abdullah bin Faisal Al Saud was the first health minister.[3] The ministry is based in Riyadh.[4]

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.[5]

Ministers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health Detects System Threats and Policy Violations 25% Faster with Fewer Analysts". Oracle. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ David E. Long (1 January 2005). Culture and Customs of Saudi Arabia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-313-32021-7. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Ahmad, Mahmoud (9 May 2007). "Abdullah Al-Faisal Passes Away". Arab News. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Basic addresses OSCE. September 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ Mohammed H. Mufti (29 February 2000). Healthcare Development Strategies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-306-46314-3. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Mustapha Ajbaili (21 April 2014). "Saudi Health Minister ‘relieved of his post’". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Saudi Gazette (9 December 2014). "King appoints 8 new ministers". Saudi Gazette. Retrieved 12 December 2014.