Secretariat of Health
The Secretariat of Health (Spanish: Secretaría de Salud) is the government department in charge of all social health services in Mexico. The Secretary of Health is a member of the Executive Cabinet and is appointed at the discretion of the President of the Republic.
In the last years, the Secretariat has played a more restricted role, as many of its functions have been transferred to the corresponding bodies of the States.
List of recent Secretaries of Health
|Name||Term||President of Mexico|
|Mercedes Juan López||2012–present||Enrique Peña Nieto|
|Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg||2012||Felipe de Jesús Calderón|
|José Ángel Córdova Villalobos||2006–2012|
|Julio Frenk Mora||2000–2006||Vicente Fox Quezada|
|José Antonio González Fernández||1999–2000||Ernesto Zedillo|
|Juan Ramón de la Fuente||1994–1999|
|Jesús Kumate Rodríguez||1988–1994||Carlos Salinas de Gortari|
|Guillermo Soberón Acevedo||1982–1988||Miguel de la Madrid|
- http://salud_2013.salud.gob.mx/ (in Spanish)
- Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (in Spanish)