Championing a healthy nation with our people - To live well, live long & with peace of mind
Our mission is to promote good health and reduce illness, ensure access to good and affordable healthcare, and pursue medical excellence. We achieve this through three strategies:
Promote good health and reduce illness
Good health is to a great extent the responsibility of the individual. But the Ministry plays a major role in educating and providing information to the public on how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Ministry also plays a key role in reducing illnesses in Singapore through the control and prevention of diseases and ensuring that resources are allocated appropriately to do this.
Ensure access to good and affordable healthcare
The Ministry is responsible for ensuring that healthcare in Singapore is characterised by good clinical outcomes and professional standards, and that services delivered are appropriate to each patient's needs. While we emphasise the principle of co-payment, we also ensure that healthcare remains affordable to Singaporeans.
Pursue medical excellence
Our healthcare system is well regarded and Singaporeans have benefited from it. Increasing numbers of foreign patients seek treatment in Singapore. We will build on this so that we become even better known for certain areas in healthcare. In the process, we must make sure that healthcare costs continue to remain affordable to Singaporeans.
The following signifies the core values that the Ministry embodies through our staff:
- Care & Compassion