To ensure proper service integration at all levels of health care establishment and to develop and implement policies and programmes to improve and maintain quality health services that are capable of providing effective, efficient and affordable healthcare delivery.


To provide Universal access to affordable and qualitative healthcare for everyone who resides in Rivers State.


Carry out needs assessment and, where necessary, establish health facilities in under-served areas of the State.
Rehabilitate, equip and adequately staff existing general hospitals and health centres in the State.
Establish a Medical school in the State University of Science and Technology to enhance the training of health personnel for the State.
Make functional the free medical services scheme for children up to 5 years, pregnant and nursing mothers, the physically and mentally challenged and senior citizens.
Upgrade the Schools of Health Technology, Nursing and Midwifery and Public Health Nursing.
Ensure prompt payment of counterpart funding to attract and enhance international and national funding on healthcare development
Partner with the private sector to invest in the development of an affordable, quality and efficient healthcare delivery system to the State.


The core Mandate of the Rivers State Ministry of Health is to ensure a continuous improvement in the standard of living by providing affordable and quality Healthcare delivery services in the State.