Ministry of Health

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The Kano State Ministry of Health was established in the Year 1967 to provide Health services to Citizenry of Kano State through coordinating policies for regulation of Health Practices, Diseases Prevention & Control, Drugs Control and General Health Promotion. The Ministry plays a lead role in the Reduction of Maternal & Child Morbidity & Mortality through the provision of accessible Ante Natal Care (ANC) & Effective Routine Immunization (RI) Services. The Ministry coordinates and manages all State’s disease control programmes through Effective Surveillance, Emergency Preparedness, and Response.

    Commissioner: Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa

    Permanent Secretary:
  • Address: Kano State of Nigeria State Ministry of Health 2nd & 3rd Floor, Post Office Road, P.M.B. 3066, Kano
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We are set to: "To reduce the morbidity and mortality rates due to Communicable diseases to the barest minimum; reverse the increasing Communicable diseases; meet National and Global targets on the elimination and eradication of diseases, and significantly increase the life expectancy and quality of life of all indigenes of Kano State"
To develop and implement appropriate policies and programmes as well as undertake the necessary actions that will Strengthen Health System

Provides Policy Guidelines & Strategic Support to the State & Local Governments

Supports the Private Sector to establish a Health System which is Primary Health Care oriented for the State;

Co-ordinates efforts of Government to provide a uniform State-Wide Health System

Collaborates with Local Government; Private Sector; and Donor Organizations to embark on developmental Programmes, Monitoring & Evaluating for these programs’ and its Implementation Strategies.

Continuous Capacity Building/Training of Health Care Manpower in order to provide qualitative Health Care Services Delivery;

Providing and maintaining secondary Health Facilities and training Institutions.

Supervising the following agencies for effective implementation of Health Care Services in the State

Hospitals Management Board (HMB);

State Primary Health Care Management Board (SPHCMB);

State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA); and

The Drugs & Medical Consumables Supply Agency (DMCSA) which ensures adequate & sustainable supply of safe and qualitative drugs at affordable prices in the State

The Ministry is responsible for developing & formulating appropriate Health policies, programmes as well as undertake measures that can strengthen the Health System through its Eight (8) departments & four (4) agencies:

The Ministry is governed by its Commissioner as the Chief Executive

Permanent Secretary is the ministry’s Accounting Officer who governs Health Facilities, Training Institutions and Special Programmes, and

The departments are supervised by directors.

Admin & General Services

Medical & Health Care Services

Planning Research & Statistics

Public Health & Disease Control

Pharmaceutical Services

Nursing Services

Physical Planning

Primary Health Care Management Board (PHCMB)

Hospital Management Board (HMB)

Drugs and Medical Consumables Supply Agency (DMCSA)

Primary Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA)

State Agency for the Control of Aids (SACA)

Kano State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (KSCHCMA)

Kano State Health Trust Fund