Healthcare: Regulatory Agencies

Argentina: National Administration on Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices

The National Administration on Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices, also known as Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica (ANMAT), is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage industries within Argentina. The site contains information on regulations, press releases, and publications. Some areas of the site are only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pharmaceuticals , Food and Beverage , Argentina

Australia: Department of Health

The Department of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry in Australia. The site contains publications and programs as well as relevant information for both consumers and medical professionals.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Australia

Austria: Federal Ministry of Health

The Federal Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Austrian healthcare industry. The site contains information for tourists traveling to Austria, physician certifications, and pediatric health. Information provided covers the Minister of Health, the healthcare system of Austria, and analyses of more specific topics such as nutrition.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 23, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Austria

Bahrain: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Bahrain. This site contains information on medical services and institutions within Bahrain.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 23, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bahrain

Bangladesh: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW)

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Bangladesh. This site contains information on healthcare services, budgets, and an annual report published by the MOH&FW.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 30, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Bangladesh

Belgium: Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, food and beverage industries within Belgium. The site contains information about personal health, food safety, health care, animals and plants, and the environment. Food regulations are addressed for specific aspects of food production, and are downloadable in PDF. Some portions of the site are not available in English.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Food and Beverage , Belgium

Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Brazil. The site contains news, education, and knowledge resources sorted by sector.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 12, 2015

Tags: Country Specific , Brazil

Brunei: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry within Brunei. This site contains information on health services as well as statistics on the industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 4, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Brunei

Canada: Health Canada

Health Canada is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Canadian healthcare industry. This site contains information on legislation, activities, and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 12, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Canada: Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada is responsible for medical research and development and then communicating with the Canadian government to enforce policies and regulations within the public sector of the Canadian Healthcare Industry. This site contains resources on diseases, education, and statistics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Canada

Chile: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Chilean Healthcare Industry. This site contains a list of regulations, publications, and health services. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 12, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Chile

Colombia: National Institute of Health (INS)

The National Institute of Health, also known as Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), is responsible for the medical research and regulation of the Colombian healthcare industry. This site contains information on public services and educational resources for the public. Mostly available in Spanish, although there are some pages available in English.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Colombia

Costa Rica: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry within Costa Rica. This site contains press releases, regulations, and a listing of services for both citizens and businesses. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Costa Rica

Croatia: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Croatian Healthcare Industry. This site contains information on services and regulations; it is only available in Croatian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 22, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Croatia

Cuba: Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud Pública, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Cuban Healthcare Industry. This site contains information on regulations, services, and statistics. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Cuba

Denmark: Danish Health and Medicines Authority (DHMA)

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority (DHMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries within Denmark. The site contains information on licensing and supervision, product information, medical devices, pharmacies, and sale of medicines. A library of publications about pharmaceutical research and developments is also available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pharmaceuticals , Denmark

Egypt: Ministry of Health and Population

The Ministry of Health and Population is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Egyptian healthcare industry. This site contains information on regulation, guidelines, and educational handouts. Available in Arabic only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 2, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Egypt

El Salvador: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is charged with the education, oversight, and regulation of the healthcare industry within El Salvador. The site contains a listing of news, policies, and services provided by the Ministry of Health. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 19, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , El Salvador

Estonia: Agency of Medicines

The Agency of Medicines of Estonia is charged with the oversight and regulation of the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries within Estonia. The site contains information on regulations, drug trials, and proper healthcare techniques in Estonia.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 22, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pharmaceuticals , Estonia

European Union: Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA)

The Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) is responsible for the regulation of medicinal products for human and veterinary use in the European Economic Area. The HMA focuses on the development, coordination and consistency of the European medical regulatory system. Its site contains information about the authorities of HMA as well as the regulations associated with human and veterinary medicines.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 11, 2016

Tags: European Union , Trade Bloc

Fiji: Ministry of Health & Medical Services

The Ministry of Health & Medical Services is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry within Fiji. This site contains information regarding the ministry and available health services as well as a media center with various articles, press releases, and speeches related to improving the healthcare industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Fiji

France: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

France's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health oversees issues of social exclusion, unemployment, racism, sexism, and social justice. The Ministry is also responsible for regulating the public healthcare facilities and managing the health insurance sector of the French Social Security system. They also set prices pertaining to healthcare goods and services. Their site includes ministry information, campaigns, press documents, statistics, and publications. Only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , France

France: National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM)

The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the French Healthcare Industry. This site contains information on news, activities, publications, and services as provided by the ANSM. Only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , France

German Medical Association

The German Medical Association is the central organization in the system of medical self-administration in Germany. It represents the interests of physicians in matters relating to professional policy and plays an active role in opinion-forming processes with regard to health, social policy, and in legislative procedures. The site contains information about health tips for patients and it explains how the organization will assist doctors in the medical field.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Germany

Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) is responsible for licensing and registering finished medicinal products as proof of safety and efficacy. BfArM monitors the risks of medicinal products by collecting and evaluating laboratory reports. The institute also evaluates and develops safe medical devices in Germany. The BfArM site contains information about the institute and its functions, medicinal products, and medical devices. Various research documents covering topics such as pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, safety of medical devices, neuropsychopharmacology, special indications, and biostatistics are also available. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pharmaceuticals , Germany

Germany: Federal Ministry of Health

Germany's Federal Ministry of Health is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of the health care system and the prevention, rehabilitation, and disability policy for the country. The ministry's goals include the continuation of safeguards and further developing the effectiveness of health insurance. Its website contains information about the ministry itself, prevention, long-term care, and health. Recent topics in healthcare are also posted on the homepage.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Germany

Guatemala: Ministry of Public Health and Welfare (MSPAS)

The Ministry of Public Health and Welfare (MSPAS), was established to ensure the right to health of the inhabitants of Guatemala. The MSPAS regulates the health services, and controls the financing and management of the resources, orienting it towards health promotion, disease prevention and people recovery and rehabilitation with quality and equity. This resource is only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Guatemala

Iceland: Ministry of Welfare

Iceland's Ministry of Welfare deals with policy making relating to social affairs, health, and social security. This site provides an overview of the ministry as well as some of its legislation and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Iceland

India: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW)

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) is responsible for maintaining and improving the healthcare system and population control measures of India. An overview of the ministry, links to its various departments and programs, and reports are listed on the website along with information regarding medical education and counseling.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , India

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. Aside from information about research and a directory of council directors, publications regarding medical research and scientific forms are available and may be downloaded from the website in the form of PDFs.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 23, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , India

Ireland: Department of Health

The Department of Health is responsible for improving the health and well-being of people in Ireland in a manner that promotes better health for everyone, fair access, responsive and appropriate care delivery, and high performance. The site includes information about projects being done by the department, a news center, and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ireland

Israel: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health bears national responsibility for ensuring the health of the population of Israel. The Ministry determines the policy on matters of health and medical services, and is in charge of planning, supervision and control, licensing and coordination of the health system’s services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 22, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Israel

Italy: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has been assigned the responsibility to look over the healthcare, veterinary healthcare, and occupational healthcare industries, as well as coordinate national health services and regulate hygiene and food safety in Italy. The site offers information on the Ministry such as the functions, organizations, and information on the National Health Council. The site provides tools and services for users. Only available in Italian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Italy

Jamaica: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health's (MOH) mission is to ensure the provision of quality health services and to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental practices in Jamaica. The ministry, together with its regional health authorities, agencies, and related organizations, make up the public health system and are responsible for healthcare delivery across the island. The MOH website provides current news regarding healthcare and pharmaceuticals as well as information about the ministry's services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Jamaica

Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare provides regulations on maximum residue limits for agricultural chemicals in foods, basic food and drug regulations, standards for foods, and food additives for Japan. The site includes policy information, news, statistics, and documents.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Japan

Japan: National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS)

The National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) conducts testing, research, and studies toward the proper evaluation of the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, foods, and the numerous chemicals in the living environment. The site includes information on drugs, medical devices, food, and chemicals as well as general information on the NIHS.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 27, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pharmaceuticals , Japan

Jordan: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is responsible for maintaining public health by offering preventive, treatment, and health control services. The ministry also organizes and supervises health services offered by the public and private sectors. The site provides access to publications, health information systems, primary community initiatives, and nutrition education. Certain links on the site are only available in Arabic.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 2, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Jordan

Lebanon: Ministry of Public Health (MOPH)

Lebanon's Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) works to improve the health of its citizens by providing them access to services through universal coverage. The website includes information on laws and regulations, medical care, prevention, e-services, and drugs. It also provides statistics, publications, news, events, and conferences. The site is mostly available in English, however the news articles are generally in Arabic.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 3, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Lebanon

Luxembourg: Ministry of Health

The purpose of Luxembourg's Ministry of Health is to study problems relating to public health, advise public authorities and communities on health issues, ensure compliance with legal and regulatory provisions in public health, ensure control of the country's health situation, take the necessary emergency measures to protect the health, and collaborate on national and international level in the development and implementation of health policy. The site is only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 3, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Luxembourg

Maldives: Ministry of Health

The purpose of the Ministry of Health is to establish systems for health, well-being, and social protection of its people. Their goal is to provide affordable, accessible, and high-quality healthcare services as well as drug rehabilitation services. The Ministry of Health also strengthens the mechanisms for protecting the rights of its children, women, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Maldives

Malta: Ministry for Energy and Health

The Ministry for Energy and Health is responsible for regulating health institutions, promoting healthy living, supporting the elderly, and offering rehabilitation for the disabled of Malta. Its official website includes information on healthy living, events, health institutions, and health promotion.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 3, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Malta

Mauritius: Ministry of Health and Quality of Life

The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life tries to enhance the health status of the population and improve the quality of health care delivery through monitoring the sanitation of hospitals, clinics, and blood transfusion centers and collaborating with other organization to approve pharmaceuticals for public use. The site provides information about various departments and hospitals, statistical data, relevant laws, and recent news and events.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 6, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Mauritius

Mexico: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is responsible for monitoring the universal healthcare system and approving medical facilities. They also regulate the importation standards of drugs, medical goods, and agricultural products. The site provides information on hospitals, institutes, standards, and more. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Mexico

Morocco: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the development and implementation of government policy in the field of population health. It coordinates policy objectives and actions that contribute to raising the level of health in Morocco and works to ensure a better allocation of resources. The Ministry is also responsible for developing and implementing the national policy on drugs and pharmaceuticals. Site is only available in French and Arabic.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 11, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Morocco

Nepal: Ministry of Health and Population

The Ministry of Health and Population is responsible for developing standards for the health care system regarding hospital sanitation, medical professionals, and drug distribution. They are also in charge of population and disease control with various international health agencies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Nepal

New Zealand: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) assesses and regulates medical products for distribution, the healthcare workforce, and medical standards in New Zealand. The site provides information on the health system, featured work by the ministry, statistics, and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 24, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , New Zealand

Nicaragua: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, also known as the Ministerio de Salud, in Nicaragua manages the standards for healthcare facilities, water and agriculture sanitation, as well as drug approval and distribution. The ministry's website contains information on the institution itself, its branches, recent health news, statistics, and upcoming events. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 19, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Nicaragua

Nigeria: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is responsible for monitoring the pharmaceutical and agricultural industry. NAFDAC also regulates the standards of what drugs or foods should be available to the public. The site includes general information about the organization, regulations, guidelines, news, and events.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 24, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Nigeria

Norway: Ministry of Health and Care Services

The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) has the overall responsibility for government policy on health and care services in Norway. HOD also monitors the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, health and social services professionals, health research, and hospitals.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Norway

Pakistan: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP)

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) was established in 2012 and aims to provide effective coordination and enforcement of the Drugs Act. It also strives to facilitate international trade and commerce of therapeutic goods. The site contains information on the organization, pertinent legislative documents, and a variety of healthcare information for members of the industry and the public.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 6, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pakistan

Panama: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, also known as el Ministerio de Salud, regulates the healthcare system in Panama as well as the pharmaceutical and agriculture industries. The ministry also sets medical professional and sanitation standards. Only available in Spanish. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Panama

Paraguay: Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, also known as Ministerio de Salud Publica y Bienestar Social, sets the standards for medical facilities, medical professionals, and drug approval. It also oversees issues of unemployment, welfare, and social justice. This site provides information about the ministry's programs and regulations. Only available in Spanish. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 6, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Paraguay

Peru: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health of Peru, also known as el Ministro de Salud del Perú, is responsible for the healthcare sector and monitoring the drugs released by the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, it formulates public policy regarding sanitation. Its site contains statistics and news publications related to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in addition to basic information about common medical maladies in the country. This resource is only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Peru

Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) regulates, funds, and monitors all of the public research activities in the country. PCHRD also implements a utilization program to ensure research products are properly disseminated by their intended users. The PCHRD website provides information about the council, its programs and services, and recent council news and events. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Philippines

Philippines: Department of Health (DOH)

The Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services to all Filipinos.  The DOH regulates health goods and services and those who provide them such as pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, clinics, and medical professionals. The DOH website provides information about the department, various healthcare policies and laws, and numerous publications and press releases. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 31, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Philippines

Poland: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health in Poland regulates national healthcare policy, and oversees the state-financed system, the National Health Fund, which provides free medical treatment countrywide to all citizens and legal residents. It is also responsible for overseeing the labeling and safety of medical goods and services. Furthermore, the ministry's website contains information about the healthcare system, medical treatments, and pharmaceutical products.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Poland

Romania: Ministry of Health (MS)

Ministry of Health (MS) is responsible for managing the National Health Program and the general regulation framework in Romania. The site provides information about the structure of the ministry and information about various topics of concern, such as nutrition, drugs, and flu season. In addition, the site provides various reports, press releases, and speeches. Only available in Romanian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 27, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Romania

Saudi Arabia: Ministry of Health (MOH)

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health (MOH) regulates both the governmental and private health sectors. This agency sets medical research, academic/professional degree, and sanitation standards. The site includes information on ministry sectors and services provided. Certain features of the site require a free registration.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 15, 2015

Tags: Country Specific , Saudi Arabia

Senegal: Ministry of Health and Social Work

The Ministry of Health and Social Work is responsible for overseeing legislation on health, public welfare, and environmental health in Senegal. It also monitors companies that produce medical products and institutions that offer medical services. Resource only available in French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 14, 2015

Tags: Country Specific , Senegal

Serbia: Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (ALIMS)

The Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia (ALIMS) provides high quality, safe, and effective drugs and medical devices to the Serbian citizens. ALIMS provides information of the use of drugs and medical devices and performs tests to ensure the quality control of drugs.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pharmaceuticals , Serbia

Serbia: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health provides regulation on conditions for medicine manufacturing and inspection of medical facilities. It also issues medical licenses for professionals and sets standards for sanitation and vaccinations.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Serbia

Singapore: Health Sciences Authority (HSA)

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is responsible for administering Singapore's national regulatory frameworks for pharmaceuticals, complementary medicines, medical devices, and other health products. HSA also runs the national blood bank and oversees the standards for medicine services, forensic medicine expertise, as well as investigative forensic and analytical science services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 17, 2016

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Singapore: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) manages the public healthcare system of Singapore to ensure that affordable basic medical services are available to all. MOH also licenses and regulates all healthcare establishments such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinical laboratories, and dental clinics. The site provides a comprehensive overview of Sinagpore's healthcare system in regards to policies and issues, costs and financing, and diseases and conditions. A useful medical directory also allows users to search for licensed healthcare institutions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Singapore

South Africa: Department of Health

The Department of Health is responsible for national health policy and the administration of public health. The department regulates the pharmaceutical industry, approves medical goods and services, issues medical licenses, and oversees insurance policy. This site contains information regarding the department and the services it provides, a resource center, and media available for download.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , South Africa

Spain: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health in Spain regulates the healthcare industry by developing benchmarks for medical sanitation. It also manages the budget for Spain's various public health facilities. This resource is only available in Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Galician, and a limited amount of English.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Spain

Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine

The Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine is responsible for protecting the public health in Sri Lanka. The Ministry implements policies to ensure safety of the production of health services provided to the public. They also promote health programs in order to educate the public on disease prevention and their quality of health.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 3, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Sri Lanka

Taiwan: Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW)

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is responsible for improving the quality of healthcare in Taiwan. The MOHW works to improve and expand healthcare services both domestically and internationally while industrializing health technologies. The MOHW also promotes disease prevention, establishes disease prevention examination laboratories, regulates food and drug safety policies, and promotes general healthcare procedures to citizens.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 19, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Taiwan

Thailand: Ministry of Public Health (MOPH)

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is responsible for issuing regulatory policies in the healthcare industry in Thailand. The policies ensure that facilities that produce healthcare goods and services comply with safety standards. The ministry is also responsible for the accreditation of hospitals. The ministry provides access to information regarding disease preventive measures, dangerous environmental hazards, and the practices of efficient healthcare.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 18, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is charged with the oversight of the health system in Trinidad and Tobago to protect public health and ensure that all institutions that produce health services conform to safety standards. The ministry website provides access to information regarding disease prevention and safe healthcare procedures, statistics, a list of health facilities, and more.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) regulates medical institutes and their infrastructures. The MOH also provides simple access to information regarding public health, potential health threats, and the prevention of diseases. The ministry also promotes health research and investments. Only available with limited English translation. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Turkey

Ukraine: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health in the Ukraine is responsible for implementing regulatory policies in the healthcare industry. The ministry ensures access to public information regarding health risks and disease preventative measures, and is charge of altering the public of potential health risks such as diseases or environmental hazards. This website is only available in Ukrainian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Ukraine

United Arab Emirates: Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the United Arab Emirates is responsible for setting and applying policies & regulations to the healthcare industry. The MOH is responsible for maintaining infrastructural facilities and developing healthcare safety systems to counter health hazards. They promote public healthcare awareness and disease prevention while also supporting scientific research of healthcare studies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom: Department of Health (DH)

The Department of Health (DH) is responsible for the standards of health care in the United Kingdom. The DH sets the framework for adult social care and they authorize officials on what they should spend on social care. They promote and protect public health by taking the lead on issues such as environmental hazards to health, diseases, health promotion & education, and the safety of medicines.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 26, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United Kingdom

United States: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promote health, prevent diseases, injury and disability, and prepare for new health threats in the United States. The site provides information about diseases and conditions, healthy living, and traveler's health. In addition, the CDC site provides information regarding new studies and results, emergency preparedness, and various outbreaks.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosts programs that provide equitable treatment of beneficiaries and enable the collection of national health data. HHS conducts research, studies food and drug safety, and offers grants. The HHS website provides users with news related to the healthcare industry as well as information about prevention, regulations, and how to be prepared for a potential public health emergency.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 21, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

United States: Guam- Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS)

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is responsible for overseeing legislation on public health, public welfare, and environmental health in Guam, a territory of the United States of America. The site contains information regarding the department and also provides regular announcements and press releases relating to its legislative oversight.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

Uruguay: Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health, also known as the Ministerio de Salud, is responsible for establishing policies and strategies to protect the public health of Uruguay. The ministry informs the public and officials of potential public health issues, takes emergency measures for severe public health conditions, and trains employees on how to comply with regulatory legislation. Only available in Spanish.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: January 29, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Uruguay

Vietnam: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has responsibilities such as studying problems pertaining to public health in Vietnam, advising public authorities and the population on health issues, ensuring officials' compliance with regulatory policies, and taking emergency measures to protect health. Although portions of the site are available in English, a majority is only available in Vietnamese.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 19, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Vietnam

Yemen: Ministry of Public Health and Population

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen is responsible for proposing safety and regulatory policies, training employees, creating medical data and statistics, and promoting disease prevention. Their website includes news, reports, health topics, publications, maps, and data. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Yemen

Zambia: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health of Zambia is in charge of addressing and sharing health-related ideas with the public in order to provide the people of Zambia with available, effective, and quality healthcare. The site provides information on current problematic diseases and conditions in the country, downloads of relevant publications, and a listing of medical tenders.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Zambia

Zimbabwe: Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) aims to protect public and animal health by keeping the public informed of which medicines, allied substances, and medical devices are safe and effective. The site contains recent news and announcements regarding healthcare and has numerous regulatory and licensing documents that are available for download in PDF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Zimbabwe

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