Secretary of Health (Philippines)

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The secretary of Health (Filipino: Kalihim ng Kalusugan) is the Cabinet of the Philippines member in charge of the Department of Health.

Secretary of Health
Kalihim ng Kalusugan
Department of Health (DOH) PHL.svg
Official seal of the
Department of Health
Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque - 2018 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Francisco Duque

since October 26, 2017
AppointerThe President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderSergio Osmeña
FormationDecember 24, 1941
Websitewww.doh.gov.ph

Francisco Duque was appointed as Secretary of Health by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte on October 26, 2017.

List of secretaries of health[edit]

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
Secretary of Public Instruction, Health, and Public Welfare
1 Sergio Osmeña December 24, 1941 August 1, 1944 Manuel Quezon
Secretary of Health and Public Welfare
2 Basilio J. Valdes February 27, 1945 July 12, 1945 Sergio Osmeña
3 Jose Locsin July 12, 1945 May 27, 1946
4 Antonio Villarama May 28, 1946 October 3, 1947 Manuel Roxas
Secretary of Health
Antonio Villarama October 3, 1947 April 15, 1948 Manuel Roxas
April 17, 1948 December 31, 1949 Elpidio Quirino
5 Juan S. Salcedo December 14, 1950 December 30, 1953
December 30, 1953 May 1954 Ramon Magsaysay
6 Paulino Garcia June 1954 March 17, 1957
March 17, 1957 June 1958 Carlos P. Garcia
7 Elpidio Valencia July 1958 December 30, 1961
8 Francisco Q. Duque, Jr. December 30, 1961 July 1963 Diosdado Macapagal
9 Floro Dabu July 1963 December 1964
10 Manuel Cuenco December 1964 December 30, 1965
11 Paulino Garcia December 30, 1965 August 1968 Ferdinand Marcos
12 Amadeo H. Cruz August 1968 December 1971
13 Clemente S. Gatmaitan December 1971 June 30, 1978
Minister of Health
Clemente S. Gatmaitan June 30, 1978 1979 Ferdinand Marcos
14 Enrique Garcia 1979 1981
15 Jesus Azurin 1981 February 25, 1986
Secretary of Health
16 Alfredo Bengzon March 25, 1986 February 7, 1992 Corazon Aquino
17 Antonio Periquet February 10, 1992 June 30, 1992
18 Juan Flavier July 1, 1992 January 30, 1995 Fidel Ramos
19 Jaime Galvez-Tan January 30, 1995 July 5, 1995
20 Hilarion Ramiro, Jr. July 10, 1995 March 22, 1996
21 Carmencita Reodica April 8, 1996 June 29, 1998
22 Dr. Felipe Estrella June 30, 1998 September 13, 1998 Joseph Estrada
23 Dr. Alberto G. Romualdez September 14, 1998 January 20, 2001
24 Manuel Dayrit January 20, 2001 2005 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
25 Francisco Duque June 1, 2005 September 1, 2009
26 Esperanza Cabral September 1, 2009 June 30, 2010
27 Enrique Ona June 30, 2010 December 19, 2014 Benigno Aquino III
28 Janette Garin February 17, 2015 June 30, 2016
** Paulyn Ubial June 30, 2016 October 10, 2017 Rodrigo Duterte
* Herminigildo Valle October 12, 2017 October 25, 2017
(25) Francisco Duque October 26, 2017 Incumbent