Ministry of Public Health (Uruguay)

The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) is the ministry of the Government of Uruguay responsible for establishing public health policies and strategies, in order to contribute to the improvement of the health of the inhabitants of the Nation. [1]

Ministry of Public Health
Ministerio de Salud Pública
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Ministry overview
Formed5 September 1933 (1933-09-05)
JurisdictionGovernment of Uruguay
HeadquartersMontevideo
Minister responsible
WebsitePublic Health

The ministry's mission is to establish policies and strategies for the fulfillment of essential public health functions, as well as to guide the functioning of the National Integrated Health System (SNIS). The Ministry is headquartered in the 18 de Julio Avenue in Barrio Cordón, Montevideo. This government portfolio is in charge of the National Institute for Donation and Transplantation of Cells, Tissues and Organs. The current Minister of Public Health is Daniel Salinas, who has held the position since March 1, 2020.

HistoryEdit

The Ministry of Public Health was created on September 5, 1933 by president Gabriel Terra. Law 9,202 "Organic Law of Public Health" was enacted on January 12, 1934 and merged the two public institutions existing up to that time: "National Hygiene Council" and "National Public Assistance".[2]

Since the approval of law 18161 of July 29, 2007, in which the State Health Services Administration (ASSE) is created, the ministry ceases to have direct competence over the country's health centers. [3][4]

List of Ministers of Public HealthEdit

Minister Began Ended
Eduardo Blanco Acevedo 1933 1936
Juan César Mussio Fournier 1936 1943
Adolfo Folle Joanicó 1943 1945
Francisco Forteza 1946 1947
Enrique Claveaux 1947 1949
Lisandro Cersósimo 1950 1951
Carlos A. Viana Aranguren 1951 1952
Federico García Capurro 1952 1954
Julio César Estrella 1955 1956
Vicente Basagoiti 1956 1958
Washington Isola 1958 1959
Carlos Stajano 1959 1960
Aparicio Méndez 1961 1964
Francisco Rodríguez Camusso 1965 1967
Ricardo Yannicelli 1967 1968
Carlos Queraltó Oribe 1968
Walter Ravenna 1968 1972
Pablo Purriel 1972 1973
Juan Bruno Iruleguy¹ 1973 1974
Justo Alonso Leguízamo¹ 1974 1976
Mario Arcos Pérez¹ 1976
Antonio Cañellas¹ 1976 1981
Luis Givogre¹ 1981 1985
Raúl Ugarte 1985 1990
Alfredo Solari 1990 1991
Carlos Delpiazzo 1991 1992
Guillermo García Costa 1992 1995
Alfredo Solari 1995 1997
Raúl Bustos 1997 2000
Horacio Fernández Ameglio 2000 2001
Luis Fraschini 2001 2002
Alfonso Varela 2002 2003
Conrado Bonilla 2003 2005
María Julia Muñoz 2005 2010
Daniel Olesker 2010 2011
Jorge Venegas 2011 2013
Susana Muñiz 2013 2015
Jorge Basso 2015 2020
Daniel Salinas 2020 in office
Source [5]

¹ Ministers of the Military-Civic government (1973-1985).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cometidos del MSP".
  2. ^ "Law 9.202". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  3. ^ "Mission and vision".
  4. ^ "Ley 18.161". Archived from the original on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  5. ^ "Ministerio de Salud Pública (Uruguay)", Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre (in Spanish), 2020-03-02, retrieved 2020-03-03