Superintendence of Public Health
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Superintendence of Public Health

P​rof. Charmaine Gauci
Superintendent of Public Health
The Health Regulation Department / Superintendence of Public Health is responsible to develop and implement strategies to promote and improve public health; issue standards for public health; licence health care service and diagnostic facilities; regulate health care professions; advise the Minister responsible for Health on matters regarding public health; ensure that the regulatory functions emanating from law are properly discharged and carry out any other function emanating from national legislation.

The Superintendent of Public Health gives direction to the directorates falling within the Superintendence of Public Health including the Environmental Health Directorate, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate and the Health Care standards Directorate.​

Secretariat: Ms. Marianne Farrugia and Ms. Rose Cassar
Telephone: +356 2595 3302 / +356 2595 3303

Administration and Communications
This office is responsible for the general administration of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Health as well as the transmission of media releases and notifications to the public. It also provides administrative support to the other units falling under the Superintendence.

Assistant Director: ​Ms. Pauline Schembri
​Telephone: ​+356 2595 3308

This Directorate is responsible for the enforcement of public health legislation as well as environmental issues.  The Public Health Laboratory also falls within this directorate.

Director: Mr. Clive Tonna
​Telephone: ​+356 2133 2225
​Fax: +356 2134 4767

This Directorate is responsible for all activities aimed at improving health and the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

​Dr. Paula Vassallo
​Telephone: ​+356 2326 6789
​Fax: +356 2326 6111

This Directorate is responsible for the establishment and monitoring of standards to be adhered to by service providers in the primary, secondary and tertiary care sectors as well as the enforcement of legislation in relation to blood, organs, tissues and cells.

​Ms. Sandra Gatt
​Telephone: ​+356 2595 3326