Secretariat of Health

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Secretaría de Salud
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Secretaría de Salud, México D.F., México, 2014-10-13, DD 12.JPG
Secretariat of Health headquarters in Mexico City
Agency overview
Formed December 1938; 76 years ago (1938-12)
Type Secretary of State
Jurisdiction Mexico
Headquarters Mexico City
19°25′19″N 99°10′32″W / 19.42194°N 99.17556°W / 19.42194; -99.17556
Agency executive Mercedes Juan López, Secretario
Parent department President of Mexico
Child agencies Seguro Popular
Mexican Social Security Institute
Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk
Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers
Website Official site

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition

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