Secretariat of Health (Mexico)

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Secretaría de Salud
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Secretary of Health headquarters in Mexico City
Agency overview
FormedDecember 1938; 81 years ago (1938-12)
TypeSecretary of State
HeadquartersMexico City
19°25′19″N 99°10′32″W / 19.42194°N 99.17556°W / 19.42194; -99.17556
Agency executives
Child agencies
WebsiteOfficial site

The Secretary of Health (Spanish: Secretaría de Salud) is the government department in charge of all social health services in Mexico, and an integral part of the Mexican health system. The Secretary of Health is a member of the Executive Cabinet and is appointed at the discretion of the President of the Republic.

In recent years, the Secretary of Health has played a more restricted role, as many of its functions have been transferred to the corresponding institutions of the individual Mexican States.

List of recent Secretaries of Health[edit]

Name Term President of Mexico
Jorge Alcocer Varela 2018–present Andrés Manuel López Obrador
José Narro Robles 2016–2018 Enrique Peña Nieto
Mercedes Juan López 2012–2016
Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg 2012 Felipe 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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