The Ministry of Health was established to provide health services to the citizens of Kano State. It is therefore an organization that coordinates policies for the regulation of Health Practices, Drugs Control and Personal hygiene as well as to conduct supervision of Health agencies, execute health related capital projects with a view to ensure quality health care service delivery.
The overall purpose of the Ministry therefore is to develop and formulate appropriate policies and programmes as well as undertake measures that will strengthen the health system in Kano State. Similarly, the Ministry is set to reduce morbidity and mortality rates due to communicable diseases to the barest minimum, reverse the increasing prevalence of non communicable diseases, meet national and global targets on the elimination and eradication of diseases and significantly increase the life expectancy and quality of life of the indigenes of Kano State. In the same vein reduction of maternal and child mortality to the barest minimum through the provision of Ante Natal care and effective routine immunization of children below the age of five years is of priority concerned to the Ministry.
"To reduce the morbidity and mortality rates due to Communicable diseases to the barest minimum; reverse the increasing Communicable diseases; meet National and Global targets on the elimination and eradication of diseases, and significantly increase the life expectancy and quality of life of all indigenes of Kano State"
To develop and implement appropriate policies and programmes as well as undertake other necessary action that will strengthen the health system in Kano State to be able to deliver effective, quality and affordable health
In order to effectively manage these vital services the Ministry is structured along seven (7) departments and four (4) parastatals with a Commissioner as the Chief Executive/ political head of the Ministry and a Permanent Secretary as its Accounting Officer, while each of the parastatals is headed by a chief Executive officer who is also the accounting officer. The Ministry is supervising/overseeing three (3) segments of the sector namely Heath Facilities, Training Institutions and Special Programmes In accordance with the under listed mandates.