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Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation

dvs kenyaThe mandate of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation is to support the attainment of health goals of the people of Kenya by implementing priority interventions in public health, guided by the strategic framework, scientific findings from research works, jointly with the wider health sector.

The mandate of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation is to support the attainment of health goals of the people of Kenya by implementing priority interventions in public health, guided by the strategic framework, scientific findings from research works, jointly with the wider health sector. MoPH&S works in partnership with other government ministries and Non Governmental Organizations for effective surveillance, research and response to disease outbreaks. Sensitization trainings of multi-sectoral nature build capacity and skills in surveillance at all levels to create competencies in disease prevention, detection, reporting, investigation, research and control. The vision of the Ministry is to make Kenya "A nation free from preventable diseases and ill health", through primary health care interventions at individual, household, community and primary health facility levels.

The ministry is a stakeholder in driving the ‘one world one health’ agenda.

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