Ministry for Health
The Ministry for Health in Malta is responsible for health policy, healthcare delivery, and public health initiatives in Malta. It is headed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Chris Fearne.
The Ministry for Health is responsible for the provision of free public healthcare services in Malta, including acute care at Mater Dei Hospital, primary healthcare services, mental health services and the provision of Government formulary medication. It also regulates the country’s healthcare providers and develops and implements policies related to public health, such as disease prevention and control, health promotion, and environmental health.
Some of the key areas of focus for the Ministry for Health include improving access to healthcare services, enhancing the quality of care, and ensuring that healthcare services are delivered in a cost-effective and efficient manner. The Ministry also works to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic diseases through education, awareness-raising campaigns, and other initiatives.