•  Coordinate the assessment, identification and analysis of the priority health challenges and needs of the people of Zimbabwe;
  • Coordinate the development of national health policy, setting of national standards and guidelines, coordinate the planning and provision of affordable, accessible, acceptable and comprehensive range of health care services;
  •  Coordinate the establishment and continuous improvement of a reliable national health information system to facilitate planning and evaluation as well as the implementation of policies, strategies and action plans;
  •  Consolidate and monitor implementation of national health plans, compliance to national policies and guidelines;
  •  Consolidate budget estimates, mobilise and allocate resources and institute expenditure;
  •  Consolidate budget estimates, mobilise and allocate resources;
  •  Institute expenditure controls and budget analysis;
  •  Monitor disease trends, quality of care and population health status;
  •  Monitor adherence to pharmaceuticals policies, medicines quality , availability and distribution of medicines;
  •  Coordinate Human Resources for Health planning and strategy development;
  •  Coordinate the training and development of adequate numbers of health managers to direct an efficient and high quality health system;
  •  Create a conducive regulatory environment through health legislation for both public and private providers;
  •  Administer all the enabling acts of Parliament in the implementation of the health care services;
  •  Commission essential national health related research;
  •  Ensure inter agency co-ordination in the context of health delivery; and
  •  Liaise with international health organisations and donor agencies