Who is the Health Service Board?



The Health Service Board was established by an Act of Parliament Act 15:16 of 2005 to constitute the Health Service and to provide for its administration and the conditions of service of its members; to provide for the transfer of persons engaged in public health service delivery from the Public Service to the Health Service and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. The Board is headed by the Executive Chairman, Board members and Executive Director. The Board’s mandate is then executed by its Secretariat spread across the following departments; Human Resources, Conditions of Service, Finance @Admin and Monitoring and Evaluation.


The following are the functions of the Board which it exercises in consultation with the Minister of Health and Child Welfare: -

  • To appoint persons to offices, posts and grades in the Health Service.
  • To create grades in the Health Service and fix conditions of service for its members.
  • To supervise and monitor Health Policy Planning and Public Health Service.
  • To enquire into and deal with complaints made by members of the public health.
  • To supervise, advise and monitor the technical performance of Hospital Management Boards and state- aided hospitals.
  • To handle appeals in relation to disciplinary powers exercised by Hospital Management Boards over members of the Health Service.
  • To assist in resource mobilization for the Health Service; and other functions that may be imposed or conferred upon the
  • Board in terms of this Act or any other enactment.



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