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Minister of health in Singapore Khaw Boon Wan

Through the leadership of Minister for Health and the Permanent Secretary (Health), the work of the Ministry is implemented through its three main groups: Policy and Corporate Group, Operational Groups and the Professional Cluster. MOH also licenses and regulates all healthcare establishments such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinical laboratories, medical and dental clinics. The public healthcare delivery system is geographically structured as two vertically integrated delivery networks, Alexandra Health Pte Ltd (AHPL), National University Health System (NUHS), National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Singapore Health Services (SHS).

Khaw Boon Wan born 8 December 1952 in Penang, Malaya is a politician from Singapore . A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the country's Minister for Health .

Khaw completed his education at the University of Newcastle in Australia under the Singapore Government Colombo Plan Scholarship, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce. He worked in the Ministry of Health , formulating health policies, and restructuring the public hospitals. He has been the CEO of the National University Hospital , Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital and the Singapore General Hospital . In 1992, he became Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong 's Principal Private Secretary, serving in this post for three years. In 1995, he joined the Ministry of Trade and Industry , where he served as its Permanent Secretary until October 2001.

Khaw was elected as a Member of Parliament on 3 November 2001. He was appointed Minister for Health on 12 August 2004. He played a key role in successfully combating the SARS that tested the island's public health resources. Khaw was noted for his role in handling the National Kidney Foundation Singapore scandal , and made Gerard Ee the new chairman of the NKF following T.T Durai 's resignation.

Khaw is married with three daughters, and is known to be a devout Buddhist .

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Khaw Boon Wan minister of health in Singapore

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Last update: 14 June 2010
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