Ministry of Health (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Health
Kementerian Kesihatan
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The headquarters of Ministry of Health Malaysia in Kompleks E, Putrajaya
Ministry overview
Formed 1963; 56 years ago (1963)
Preceding Ministry
Jurisdiction Government of Malaysia
Headquarters Block E1, E3, E6, E7 & E10, Complex E, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62590 Putrajaya
Motto We're Ready to Help (Kami Sedia Membantu)
Employees 267,045 (2017)
Annual budget MYR 24,800,986,200 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Dato' Seri Dr. 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)
  • Datuk Dr. Jeyaindran Tan Sri Sinnadurai, Deputy Director-General (Medical)
  • Shahnaz Murad, Deputy Director-General (Research and Technical Support)
  • Noor Aliyah Ismail, Principal Director (Oral Health)
  • Salmah Bahri, Principal Director (Pharmaceutical Services)
    Nooraini Mohd Othman, Principal Director (Food Safety and Quality)
Ministry of Health on Facebook

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 Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, who was appointed by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir on 18 May 2018.

Its headquarters is located in Putrajaya.


  • Minister of Health
    • Deputy Minister
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Development Division
          • Policy and International Relations Division
          • Legal Advisor Office
          • Internal Audit
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Integrity Unit
          • Key Performance Indicator and Empowerment of Bumiputera Economy Unit
          • Policy Surveillance Unit
        • Director-General of Health
          • Under the Authority of Director-General of Health
            • Johor State Health Department
            • Kedah State Health Department
            • Kelantan State Health Department
            • Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Federal Territory Health Department
            • Labuan Federal Territory Health Department
            • Malacca State Health Department
            • Negeri Sembilan State Health Department
            • Pahang State Health Department
            • Penang State Health Department
            • Perak State Health Department
            • Perlis State Health Department
            • Sabah State Health Department
            • Sarawak State Health Department
            • Selangor State Health Department
            • Terengganu State Health Department
          • Deputy Director-General (Public Health)
            • Family Health Development Division
            • Disease Control Division
            • Health Education Division
            • Nutrition Division
            • Public Health Development Division
          • Deputy Director-General (Medical)
            • Medical Development Division
            • Medical Practice Division
            • Allied Health Sciences Division
            • Traditional and Complementary Medicine Division
            • Nursing Division
          • Deputy Director-General (Research and Technical Support)
            • Planning Division
            • Engineering Services Division
            • National Institute of Health Secretariat
            • Medical Radiation Surveillance Division
          • Principal Director (Oral Health)
            • Oral Health Policy and Strategic Planning Division
            • Oral Healthcare Division
            • Oral Health Practice and Development Division
            • Malaysian Dental Council
          • Principal Director (Pharmaceutical Services)
            • Pharmacy Enforcement Division
            • Pharmacy Practice and Development Division
            • Pharmacy Policy and Strategic Planning Division
            • Pharmacy Board Malaysia
            • National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency
          • Principal Director (Food Safety and Quality)
            • Planning, Policy Development and Codex Standard Division
            • Compliance and Industrial Development Division
            • Food Analyst Council
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
          • Human Resources Division
          • Training Management Division
          • Competency Development Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Management Services Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Finance)
          • Finance Division
          • Procurement and Privatisation Division
          • Account Division

Federal agencies

  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]

  • Nurses Act 1950 [Act 14]
  • Medical Act 1971 [Act 50]
  • Dental Act 1971 [Act 51]
  • Human Tissues Act 1974 [Act 130]
  • Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975 [Act 154]
  • Medical Assistants (Registration) Act 1977 [Act 180]
  • Fees Act 1951 [Act 209]
  • Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 [Act 234]
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (Fumigation) Act 1953 [Act 260]
  • Food Act 1983 [Act 281]
  • Medicines (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956 [Act 290]
  • Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984 [Act 304]
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 [Act 342]
  • Poisons Act 1952 [Act 366]
  • Sale of Drugs Act 1952 [Act 368]
  • Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951 [Act 371]
  • Estate Hospital Assistants (Registration) Act 1965 [Act 435]
  • Midwives Act 1966 [Act 436]
  • Optical Act 1991 [Act 469]
  • Telemedicine Act 1997 [Act 564]
  • Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 [Act 586]
  • Mental Health Act 2001 [Act 615]
  • Malaysian Health Promotion Board Act 2006 [Act 651]

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

  • Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services Policy
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Services Operational Policy
  • Unrelated Living Organ Donation : Policy and Procedures
  • Standards of Sleep Facility in Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Services Operational Policy
  • Departmental Policy of Pathology Services
  • Palliative Care Operational Policy
  • Nephrology Services Operational Policy
  • Operational Policy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services
  • Policies and Procedures on Infection Control
  • Operational Policy, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Service
  • Policy on Resuscitation Training for Ministry of Health Hospitals
  • Cochlear Implant Service Operational Policy
  • National Organ, Tissue and Cell Transplantation Policy
  • Malaysian National Medicines Policy

See also


  1. ^ Health Acts

External links

  • Official Website for Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Ministry of Health on Facebook
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