The department has the core mandate of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society.
The overall vision is to promote greater health and well-being in a sustainable way, while strengthening integrated public health services and reducing inequalities. In order to achieve this vision, the Public Health Department involves working with other sectors to address the wider determinants of health, and with health professionals.
This department links the hospital to the communities through school health, home visits, outreaches, surveillance and among others.
The department has the following units;
- Child Welfare Clinic
- Family Planning
- Disease Control
- School Health