Ministry of Health (Malaysia)

Ministry of Health (MOH)
Kementerian Kesihatan
Ministry overview
Formed 1963 (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
  • Hilmi Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health
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.


Federal agencies and institutes

  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

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

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

See also


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