Our Mission

Improve, transform, and provide quality health services through innovative approaches supporting primary health care and health system development, and good governance at all levels.

Our Vision

A healthy and prosperous nation that upholds human rights and our Christian and traditional values, and ensures affordable, accessible, equitable and quality health services for all citizens through the health aervice chain.

Mandateand Core Values

Our mandate, prescribed by national laws and policies. provide the perimeters by which the National Department of Health operates. Our core values identified by our national health policy set agreed ethical behaviours necessary to fulfil our mandate.


Our definition of governance encapsulates the availability of internal controls guided by our Mandate and Values. Comformance to established policies and procedures, and implementation of risk management processes and practices assures operational effectiveness and efficiency towards the achievement of corporate and sector objectives, goals, mission and vision.

Oversight and DecisionMaking Support Structure

Our Internal Controls enable effective decision making. Our committee structure consists of committees that support collective decision making and executive actions as well as provide a mechanism to monitor sector performance. Government directives usher corporate and sector priorities, policies and strangies.

Our Values

The Department's values are those clear and important beliefs, ethics, attitudes and work culture, that staff are encouraged to apply and demonstrate in all aspects of their working lives which include:

Professional Leadership with direction, loyalty and moral courage
Individual competence and accountability
Decisions based on the highest levels of integrity and honesty.
Cohesive team work, which is outcome oriented and innovativ

Our Goals

Strengthened primary health care for all, and improved service delivery for the rural majority and urban disadvantaged.

"PLICIT" "Professionalism, Loyalty, Innovative, Courage, Integrity and Team work."