Regional Director of Health Service, Northern Region
The Northern Regional Health Directorate (RHD) is headed by Dr. John Bertson Eleeza, the Regional Director of Health Service. He is assisted by four Regional Deputy Directors, namely, Deputy Director Public Health, Deputy Director Clinical Care, Deputy Director Health Administration and Support Services and Deputy Director Finance. Under each Deputy Director are administrative and technical staff with the responsibility of coordinating health programmes/projects, and technical/ administrative units of the RHD.
The RHD is responsible for policy dissemination, stakeholder dialogue, capacity-building, coordination of planning and implementation of health policies and programmes in the region. The Departments under the RHD provide technical support, monitoring and supervisory functions of health services delivered at the district, sub-district, and community level in the region.
Under the RHD are 16 Metro / Municipal / District Health Directorates headed by Metro/ Municipal / District Directors of Health Service who provide supervision, technical and management support as well as champion the implementation of health policies and programmes in the districts and sub-districts within the region. There are 84 health sub-districts in the region
Health services in the region are provided by a network of health facilities owned by the public and private. The health facilities comprise 32 hospitals, 2 polyclinics, 102 clinics/health centres, 7 maternity homes and 171 CHPS compounds.
As the body responsible for health services in the region, the RHD maintains close links with all other agencies of the Ministry of Health, the local government system, traditional authorities, and other stakeholders in health including development partners, and civil society in the region.