About MOH

The Ministry of Health (MoH) Zanzibar is a ministry which established under a Revolutionary  Government  of Zanzibar.

Health has always been used as one of the major political instrument throughout the world. The responsibilities of the Government of Zanzibar through the Ministry of Health (involving all sectors) is to ensure that the rights to quality health care is secured. This also includes the rights of the vulnerable groups who may require special services and protection.

Head offices are located in Vuga, Stone town Area opposite to Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. The MOH is currently comprising seven directorates, together with the units and programmes which report to them, is scattered throughout Zanzibar Town in a variety of buildings and offices.  On Pemba, the Office of the Administrator, which has the status of a Directorate, is situated in Wete

Map: Location of Ministry of Health

The Ministry is led by a  Minister assisted by a Deputy Minister, who are responsible for all political decisions. The chief executive in  areas of planning and administration is the Principal secretary, assisted by a Director General. There are also Directors  of Administration & Finance ,  Director Planning, Policy & Research, Director Curative Services and Director Preventive Services & Health Education, and each Directorate head is assisted by various sectional heads.

Vision of the MOH

Is the responsibility of the Government of Zanzibar through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to make sure that all Zanzibar secure the rights to quality health care. This also includes the rights of vulnerable groups and disadvantage who may require special services and protection.

Mission of the MOH

To ensure that all Zanzibari’s secure their right to quality health services, rendered in a cost-effective and affordable manner.

Ministry’s main Objective

To improve health status and well being of the people  of Zanzibar through provision of quality, equitable, accessible and affordable services with particular attention to women, children and other vulnerable groups

MOH Current Organogram

 

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