Ministry of Health Singapore
The Ministry of Health (Abbreviation: MOH) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing information, raising health awareness and education, ensuring the accessibility of health services, and monitoring the quality of health services provided to citizens and visitors in the Republic of Singapore. In addition, it is also involved in the control of illness and disease in the country, coordinating the utilisation of resources and expertise where necessary.
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT) was established in 2018 as a unit under the Ministry of Health to address some of the longer term issues affecting the lives and health of Singaporeans. The need to consider system-wide transformation of the healthcare system arises in view of the changing needs of Singapore’s diverse and busy families, a fast ageing population and workforce, as well as growing chronic disease burden. MOHT’s strategy for system-wide transformation is aligned with the Ministry of Health’s Beyond Healthcare 2020 Strategy: Beyond Healthcare to Health, Beyond Hospital to Community, and Beyond Quality to Value. These strategies entail a bigger push towards preventive, primary and community care.