Ministry of Health (Russia)

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Ministry of Health
Министерство здравоохранения Российской Федерации
Agency overview
Formed 2012
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Health and Social Development
Jurisdiction Government of Russia
Headquarters Rakhmanovsky pereulok 3, Moscow
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Annual budget 375.6 billion rouble (FY 2011)[1]
Minister responsible
Child agencies
  • Service of Supervision in the Sphere of Public Health Services
  • Medical and Biologic Agency

The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation[2] (Russian: Министерство здравоохранения Российской Федерации, in short Russian: Минздрав России Minzdrav Rossii) is an agency of the government of Russia, headquartered in Moscow.[3] It is successor of the former Ministry of Health and Social Development which in 2012 under Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was split in two, with the social security departments being relegated to the newly formed Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Since then, Veronika Skvortsova has been the minister.


Its main official responsibilities include:

  • developing and implementing state policy in healthcare;
  • developing and implementing federal health programs, including initiatives on

diabetes, tuberculosis, health promotion, health education, disease prevention etc.;

  • developing draft legislation and presenting it to the State Duma;
  • governance of federal medical facilities;
  • medical education and manpower development;
  • epidemiological and environmental health monitoring and health statistics;
  • control of infectious diseases;
  • development of health regulations;
  • development of federal standards and recommendations for quality assurance;
  • development and implementation of federal health programs
  • control and licensing of drugs.


  1. "Basic parameters of the Russian draft federal budget for 2011"
  2. White House Announces Cabinet Members
  3. "Справочные телефоны, адрес и схема проезда." Ministry of Health and Social Development. Retrieved on 4 December 2010. "127994, ГСП-4, г. Москва, Рахмановский пер, д. 3"

External links

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