The responsibilities of the Department of Public Health are mainly the preservation, and improvement of the health and well-being of the population whether that is local, global, (non)-mobile through multiple collaborations and practices which aim to protect and promote the health and well-being of the individual, so he is made competent to have control over his own health and improve it in a contemporary work environment. Other responsibilities include adjusting to changes, the control and protection of occupations and (the provision of) health services with the sole and clear purpose of the (non)-patients quality of life and also the needs of vulnerable group populations. Furthermore, there is constant development of preventive, protective and promotional health programs.

Following are branch divisions of the DPH : 

  • The division of occupations and health services. 
  • The division of  Public health. 
  • The Division of  Prevention and Promotion of Health. 

Programs which are being carried out by the DPH are : 

  • Protection against Mosquitoes. 
  • Precautionary measures against Malaria. 
  • Awareness and protection against animal-related diseases  (Rhinal Fever).
  • Protection against West Nile Virus (Flavivirus). 
  • Health Observation which observes public and environmental health (Morbidity evaluation/ Preventive programs aiming at the general population/Training programs for healthcare practitioners).
  • Hygienic controls for detection of potential hazards in drinking water and seawater.  

Preventive Programs which are also being carried out are: 

  • Vaccinations for all age groups. 
  • Study of air pollution. 
  • The “No smoking” campaign provides information to primary and secondary students about the harmful effects of smoking on our health. 
  • Allergies of the upper Respiratory system – ENT. 
  • “Health for all”, which provides health care and is accessible to vulnerable populations.