Secretariat of Health
The Secretariat of Health (Spanish:
Spanish language
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 Secretaría de Salud)
is the government department
Ministry (government department)
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 in charge of
all social health services in Mexico
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The Secretary of Health is a member of the Executive Cabinet
Mexican Executive Cabinet
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 and is appointed at the discretion of the President of the Republic
President of Mexico
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In the last years, the Secretariat has played a more restricted role, as many of its functions have been transferred to the corresponding bodies of the States.

List of recent Secretaries of Health

Name Term President of Mexico
José Ángel Córdova Villalobos
José Ángel Córdoba
José Ángel Córdova Villalobos .Obtained a medical degree, an MA in Public Administration, a Specialty in State and Municipal Public Administration and an MA in Administration from the University of Guanajuato, among other qualifications.He was a delegate in the National Action Party parliamentary...

2006–present Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa
Julio Frenk Mora 2000–2006 Vicente Fox Quezada
José Antonio González Fernández 1999–2000 Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León
Juan Ramón de la Fuente
Juan Ramón de la Fuente
Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez is a Mexican psychiatrist, academician and politician who served as Secretary of Health in the cabinet of President Ernesto Zedillo and as rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1999 to 2007.De la Fuente graduated with a bachelor's degree in...

Jesús Kumate Rodríguez 1988–1994 Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Guillermo Soberón Acevedo 1982–1988 Miguel de la Madrid
Miguel de la Madrid
Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado is a Mexican politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party who served as President of Mexico from 1982 to 1988.-Biography:...

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