Together as a nation for excellence in health.


To ensure nation’s participation in attaining excellence in quality health services, in an affordable, equitable and accessible manner leading to a healthy population.
Ministry of Health, Government of Maldives is the apex body providing leadership and guidance to protect health and wellbeing of the citizens of Maldives. It promotes health through a high quality and comprehensive health care system which is effective, efficient, responsive, affordable, equitable and accessible to all in the country. It regulates and provides policy guidance in matters of health, setting norms and standards for service delivery and coordinate with other national and international stakeholders.
Health Protection Agency (HPA), Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA), Maldivian Blood Services (MBS), National Drug Agency (NDA) and Dhamanaveshi (Urban Primary Healthcare Center) functions under Ministry of Health, while Maldives Medical and Dental Council, Maldives Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Maldives Allied Health Council regulates the health professionals.
The health care delivery system of Maldives is organized into a three-tier system with island level primary health centers, a higher level of health facilities with respect to provision of maternal, new born care and specialty care at an atoll/regional level and tertiary care level. To ensure access to healthcare, health facilities are established in each inhabited island even if the population numbers are considerably low. The services of each healthcare facility are graded and depending on the grading of the hospital and health center, medical specialty care is provided. There are four tertiary hospitals in the country, two of which are privately owned, with the two Government tertiary care hospital being Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH). In addition, each atoll there is a hospital and the services of each hospital are graded and depending on the grading of the hospital, medical specialty care is provided.
The public health field is broad and diverse, bringing together experts with very different backgrounds and perspectives. Through close collaboration, healthcare researchers, public health professionals, government officials, community stakeholders, and others seek to mitigate the impact of health problems, from heart disease and diabetes to infectious diseases and environmental hazards. In this regard, National programs at Health protection Agency (HPA) focuses on creating awareness, developing guidelines and surveillance of public health areas.
HPA in coordination with relevant stakeholders improve the health of individuals and communities by maintaining public health programs and services. Since the field of public health is largely focused on prevention, community-based programs play a leading role in promoting health-conscious lifestyles and reducing the risks of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA), is the regulatory body for food and medicines in Maldives. The three main divisions; Medicine and Therapeutic Goods Division (MTG); Food control Division (FCD); National Health Laboratory (NHL), have worked towards ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of food and medicine in the Maldives. MTG is one of the main division responsible for regulating all medicines imported, distributed and sold in Maldives, adhere to the quality, efficacy and safety standards. Also, review the existing policies and procedures to strengthen the availability of safe, efficacious and quality medicines in Maldives.
National Thalassaemia Centre (NTC) and National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) were merged to form Maldivian Blood Services with the hope and aim to provide better service to patients suffering from hematological disorders like Thalassaemia and other hemoglobinopathies and also to provide safe blood to those who are in need. 
The National Drug Agency (NDA) is mandated under the Drug act of 2011 to carry out all activities in relation to Drug rehabilitation, reducing demand and preventing drug related harm. NDA is the only institute that currently provides drug treatment and rehabilitation services in the country. NDA's priorities include strengthening preventive mechanisms of drug use, expanding treatment capacity and services to increase treatment effectiveness through a public health approach.