Ministry of Health (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Health (MOH)
Kementerian Kesihatan
Ministry overview
Formed 1963; 54 years ago (1963)
Preceding Ministry
Jurisdiction Government of Malaysia
Headquarters Block E1, E3, E6, E7 & E10, Complex E, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62590 Putrajaya
Employees 268,712 (2016)
Annual budget MYR 23,031,066,400 (2016)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Chen Chaw Min, Secretary-General
  • Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director-General
  • Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen, Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
  • Mohd Shafiq Abdullah, Deputy Secretary-General (Finance)
  • Lokman Hakim Sulaiman, Deputy Director-General (Public Health)
  • Jeyaindran Sinnadurai, Deputy Director-General (Medical)
  • Shahnaz Murad, Deputy Director-General (Research and Technical Support)
  • Noor Aliyah Ismail, Principal Director (Oral Health)
  • Eisah A. Rahman, Principal Director (Pharmaceutical Services)
    Nooraini Mohd Othman, Principal Director (Food Safety and Quality)

The Ministry of Health (Malay: Kementerian Kesihatan), abbreviated MOH, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for health system: health behavior, cancer, public health, health management, medical research, health systems research, respiratory medicine, health promotion, healthcare tourism, medical device, blood collection, leprosy control, clinical research, health care, dental care, health institution, laboratory, pharmaceutical, patient safety.

The Minister of Health administers his functions through the Ministry of Health and a range of other government agencies. The current Minister of Health is Subramaniam Sathasivam, whose term began on 16 May 2013. The current Deputy Minister of Health is Hilmi Yahaya.

Its headquarters is in Putrajaya.


  • Minister of Health
    • Deputy Minister
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Development Division
          • Policy and International Relations Division
          • Legal Advisor Office
          • Internal Audit
          • Corporate Communications Unit
          • Integrity Unit
          • Key Performance Indicator and Empowerment of Bumiputera Economy Unit
        • Director-General of Health
          • Under the Authority of Director-General of Health
            • Director of State Health Departments / Institutions
          • Deputy Director-General (Public Health)
            • Family Health Development Division
            • Disease Control Division
            • Health Education Division
            • Nutrition Division
          • Deputy Director-General (Medical)
            • Medical Development Division
            • Medical Practice Division
            • Allied Health Sciences Division
            • Traditional and Complementary Medicine Division
            • Telehealth Division
            • Nursing Division
          • Deputy Director-General (Research and Technical Support)
            • Planning Division
            • Engineering Services Division
            • National Institute of Health Secretariat
              • Institute for Medical Research
              • Institute for Health Systems Research
              • Institute for Public Health
              • Institute for Health Management
              • Clinical Research Centre
              • Institute of Health Behavioural Research
          • Principal Director (Oral Health)
            • Oral Health Development Division
            • Oral Health Regulation and Practice Division
          • Principal Director (Pharmaceutical Services)
            • Pharmacy Enforcement Division
            • Pharmacy Practice and Development Division
            • National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau
          • Principal Director (Food Safety and Quality)
            • Planning, Policy Development and Codex Standard Division
            • Compliance and Industrial Development Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
          • Human Resources Division
          • Training Management Division
          • Competency Development Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Management Services Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Finance)
          • Finance Division
          • Procurement and Privatisation Division
          • Account Division

Federal agencies and institutes[edit]

  1. National Leprosy Control Centre, or Pusat Kawalan Kusta Negara (PKKN). (Official site)
  2. Clinical Research Centre (CRC), or Pusat Penyelidikan Klinikal. (Official site)
  3. National Cancer Institute (NCI), or Institut Kanser Negara. (Official site)
  4. Institute of Health Behavioural Research, or Insititut Penyelidikan Tingkahlaku Kesihatan (IPTK). (Official site)
  5. Institute for Public Health, or Institut Kesihatan Umum (IKU). (Official site)
  6. Institute for Health Management (IHM), or Institut Pengurusan Kesihatan. (Official site)
  7. Institute for Medical Research (IMR), or Institut Penyelidikan Kesihatan. (Official site)
  8. Institute of Respiratory Medicine (IPR), or Institut Perubatan Respiratori. (Official site)
  9. Institute for Health Systems Research (IHSR), or Institut Penyelidikan Sistem Kesihatan. (Official site)
  10. Children's Dental Centre and Dental Training College Malaysia, or Pusat Pergigian Kanak-Kanak dan Kolej Latihan Pergigian Malaysia (PPKKKLPM). (Official site)
  11. Malaysian Health Promotion Board, or Lembaga Promosi Kesihatan Malaysia (MySihat). (Official site)
  12. Medical Device Authority, or Pihak Berkuasa Peranti Perubatan (PBPP). (Official site)
  13. Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), or Majlis Pengembaraan Penjagaan Kesihatan Malaysia. (Official site)

Key legislation[edit]

The Ministry of Health is responsible for administration of several key Acts:[1]

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day[edit]

See also[edit]


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