Ministry of Health and Sport

Minister: Sónia Lopes
Function: formulation, coordination, execution and evaluation of policies related to protection, promotion, prevention, preservation, rehabilitation of population health. To ensure the application of health regulations related to the production, handling, storage and distribution of food for human consumption, as well as sanitary control of rainwater treatment systems, sewage, exumations, cemeteries, crematoria, in coordination with the authorities municipalities. To exercise control and monitoring of the production and sale of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and similar substances for human use and the production, trafficking, possession, use and sale of psychotropic drugs and narcotics. Responsible for building a National Sports Policy. In addition to developing high-performance sports, the Ministry works to promote social inclusion through sport, guaranteeing free access to sports, quality of life and human development for the population of the region.