Ministry of Health (Syria)

The Ministry of Health is a department of the Government of Syria.[2]

Ministry of Health
وزارة الصحة
Agency overview
Formed1918, 1966 (current form)
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Health and Public Aid
JurisdictionGovernment of Syria
Minister responsible


The ministry has been responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic in Syria.[3]


The organizational structure of the Ministry consists of:[4]

  • Minister's Office Directorate
  • Directorate of Internal Control
  • Directorate of Planning and International Cooperation
  • Service Centers Directorate
  • Administrative Development Directorate
  • Directorate of Human Resources
  • Directorate of Legal Affairs
  • Management accounting
  • Information Technology Directorate
  • Primary Health Care Directorate
  • Directorate of Communicable and Chronic Diseases
  • Directorate of Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Contracts Directorate
  • Readiness Directorate
  • Hospitals Directorate
  • Department of Ambulance and Emergency
  • Directorate of Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • Drug Control Directorate الرقابة
  • Directorate of Drug Control and Research Laboratories
  • Directorate of Public Health Laboratories
  • Health Professions Directorate
  • Supply Directorate
  • Directorate of Medical Engineering and Maintenance
  • Building Directorate
  • Directorate of Health Strategic Studies
  • Directorate of Medical Records and Licensing
  • Mental Health Directorate
  • Rehabilitation Center and Prosthetics
  • Directorate of Transport and Vehicles


The Ministry is responsible for Health in Syria. The general objective of the Ministry, which was established in 1966, is to enhance the general health of the population by improving health indicators and achieving fairness in the distribution of health services assessed in coordination with other sectors and agencies.

The Ministry is also concerned with establishing and organizing health institutions, raising the level of health awareness for citizens, and ensuring safe and effective medicine.[5]

List of ministersEdit


  1. ^ "الرئيس الأسد يصدر المرسوم رقم 221 لعام 2020 القاضي بتشكيل الحكومة الجديدة برئاسة المهندس حسين عرنوس". Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Health". Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  3. ^ "Health Minister: First case of Coronavirus registered in Syria in patient who had come from abroad, appropriate measures have been taken to deal with the case". 22 March 2020. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Ministry of Health". Retrieved 2021-03-08.

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