To ensure the provision of safe, quality, affordable, adequate, equitable and accessible health services to all people in Nigeria.
HOSPITAL SERVICES DIVISION
The Hospital Services Division has the following units under it; Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centreand Specialty Hospitals. These Units are saddled with the responsibility of supervision of the various Federal Tertiary Hospitals. Recently, the Boards of Management of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions were inaugurated and are now managing the hospitals on a day-to-day basis.
Nursing Division is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing nursing activities in the country with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as its subordinate regulatory agency.
Initiate nursing policies and participate in the planning, formulation, implementation and co-ordination of national health policies.
REGULATORY AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS DIVISION
The Regulatory and Professional Schools Division has under its purview; Regulatory Bodies, Professional Associations and Professional Schools who train senior, medium and junior level cadres in the Health Sector.
Health Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria
Health Professional Associations in Nigeria
Health Professional Schools in Nigeria
Dentistry Division is saddled with the responsibility of advising the Federal Government through the Ministry on all Oral Health matters, policy formulation, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation of such policies, supervision of Oral Health in schools as well as Research Institutions and delivery of affordable, effective and qualitative Oral Health Care Services to Nigerians.
NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICES DIVISION
The Core Mandate of the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) is to provide a centrally coordinated blood transfusion service on a country-wide basis within the National Health Plan; provision of safe, quality and adequate blood in an equitable and accessible manner.
TRAUMA/MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DIVISION
This Division is saddled with the responsibility of advising the Federal Government through the Ministry on Health Emergencies and Disaster Management; formulates policies on same, monitors and evaluates the implementation of health emergencies and disasters.
The e-Health/Telemedicine Programme encompasses services such as health related internet information sites, automated online therapy, online consultations (real time), online pharmacies, tele-health, home monitoring systems and virtual clinics. This programme is still at its nascent stage and is to come up with national e-Health Policy as well as development of National Regulatory Framework with guidelines to standardise e-Health Care Delivery.
NATIONAL CANCER CONTROL PROGRAMME AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE
The National Cancer Control Programme and Nuclear Medicine advises the Federal Government through the Ministry on Cancer Diseases. It also has the role of maintaining a Cancer Register in the country, development of cancer policies with necessary monitoring and evaluation functions.