The Ministry of Health is a government body set up with the mandate of stewardship and leadership of the health sector. The Ministry of Health is responsible for policy review and development, supervision of health sector activities, formulation and dialogue with health development partners, strategic planning, setting standards and quality assurance, resource mobilization, advising other Ministries, departments and agencies on health-related matters, and ensuring quality, health equity, and fairness in contribution towards the cost of health care.
Our Vision is to have a healthy and productive population that contributes to socio-economic growth and national development.
Our Mission is to provide the highest possible level of health services to all people in Uganda through delivery of promotive, preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative health services at all levels”.
Our role as the Ministry of Health also includes; mobilization of resources such as human resources, health infrastructure, medicines and other health supplies, health data and information. The Ministry of health handles capacity development and technical support supervision; provision of nationally coordinated services including health emergency preparedness and response, epidemic prevention and control, coordination of health research, monitoring and evaluation of the overall health sector performance.
In pursuit of the health system objectives, the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health ensures mechanisms that offer equity for all citizens in accessing health services for life threatening health problems, particularly to avert pregnancy and birth-related mortality and childhood killer diseases, strengthen the capacity of health facilities to improve service provision, build and expand the national health infrastructure through a medium term health facility development plan, as well as establish an appropriate and efficiently functioning referral system.
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