Ministry of Health (Singapore)

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Ministry of Health, Singapore
MOH Logo.svg
Logo of the Ministry of Health
Agency overview
Formed1955; 66 years ago (1955)
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Headquarters16 College Road, College of Medicine Building, Singapore 169854
MottoChampioning a Healthy Nation
Employees1,573 (2018)[1]
Annual budgetIncrease 11.72 billion (est) SGD (2019)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Chan Yeng Kit, Permanent Secretary (Health)
  • Ng How Yue[2], Permanent Secretary (Health Development)
  • Kenneth Mak, Director of Medical Services
Child agencies

The Ministry of Health (Abbreviation: MOH; Malay: Kementerian Kesihatan; Chinese: 卫生部; Tamil: சுகாதார அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing information, raising health awareness and education and ensuring and monitoring the accessibility and quality of healthcare services provided to the citizens and nationals of Singapore. In addition, it is also involved in the control of illness and disease in the country, coordinating the utilisation of resources and expertise where necessary.[citation needed]

Statutory boards[edit]


The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Health, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore.

Portrait Minister Start of Term End of Term Political Party Ref.
A.J. Braga 1955 1959 SPA Logo.svg Singapore People's Alliance
Ahmad Ibrahim 5 June 1959 1961 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Kenneth Michael Byrne 1961 1963
Yong Nyuk Lin (1965).jpg Yong Nyuk Lin 1963 1968
Chua Sian Chin 1968 1974
Toh Chin Chye 1975 1981
GohChokTong-WashingtonDC-20010614.jpg Goh Chok Tong 1981 1982
Howe Yoon Chong 1982 1984
Tony Tan Keng Yam cropp.jpg Tony Tan Keng Yam 1985 1986
Richard Hu 1986 1988
Yeo Cheow Tong 1988 1994
George Yeo by Michael Wuertenberg.jpg George Yeo 1994 1997
Yeo Cheow Tong 1997 1999
Lim Hng Kiang.JPG Lim Hng Kiang 1999 2003
Minister Khaw Boon Wan.JPG Khaw Boon Wan 2003 (Acting) 2004
2004 2011
Gan Kim Yong at a PCF graduation ceremony - 20081113 (cropped).jpg Gan Kim Yong 21 May 2011 14 May 2021 [3][4]
Ongyekung.jpg Ong Ye Kung 15 May 2021 Incumbent [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "MINISTRY OF HEALTH" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Changes in Permanent Secretary Appointments - 1 November 2019". Public Service Division. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  3. ^ Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b Mahmud, Aqil Haziq (25 July 2020). "PM Lee announces new Cabinet; 6 office holders promoted, 3 retirements". CNA. Archived from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

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