Preventive Health Care Services

Preventive health care services is the key of the healthy nation and invest in prevention will bring broad benefits as it reduces the burden and overall expenditure for the finding and treating diseases while facilitating people to spend healthy lives. Its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being of the community through preventing diseases, disabilities, and deaths by the organized efforts of the public health work force.

Public services include family health care services, disease surveillance and activities related to prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and strengthening of environmental and occupational health. Recently it is expanding in many more ways including geriatric care, rehabilitation, mental disability prevention, ect;  Family health concept covers a broad spectrum of services comprising of maternal care (antenatal, intra natal and post natal care), infant and child care, care of school children, adolescent health, reproductive health, family planning and well women services.

Majority of preventive care services are being   delivered by 49 Medical Officers of Health (MOH) and their staff in the community.  In addition there are 13units that stand for the control of six major communicable diseases

                                List of MOH offices   

Services provided by the MOH offices

  • Maternal and Child Health Services
  • Antenatal care
  • Post-Partum care
  • Infant and child care
  • Family Planning
  • Well women clinic activities
  • Epidemiological Surveillance
  • School Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational health
  • Food Hygiene
  • Non Communicable Diseases Control Activities
  • Mental Health Activities