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CHILD Protection & Child Rights » IV. National Mechanisms » National Actors »Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) is responsible for all public health sector work. There are three departments in the ministry: the Department of Health, Department of Family Welfare, and Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

The Ministry does work in various areas including medical education, family planning, public health advisories, national pharmaceutical standards, AIDS, implementing the national health policy, etc. The largest programme under the MoHFW is the National Rural Health Mission. The child programme under this is Reproductive and Child Health (RCH). Another child programme which can also come under the purview of RCH is the Universal Immunization Programme.

Contacts:

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Phone: 23061647 / 23061751 / 23061661
Email: hfm@alpha.nic.in

Shri Dinesh Trivedi, Minister of State
Phone: 23061016 / 23061551

Shri S. Gandhiselvan, Minister of State
Phone: 23061887 / 23063800

Ms. K. Sujatha Rao, Secretary (H & FW)
Phone: 23061863 / 23063221 / 23062432

Email: secyhlth@nb.nic.in / secyfw@nb.nic.in
Website: http://mohfw.nic.in/
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