According to the ministry of Health in Uganda, there are officially 155 licensed health centers in Uganda, two of which are national referral hospitals; Mulago and Butabika. 14 health centers of the 155 are regional referral hospitals and the remaining 139 are general health centers. Some of the general health centers are on health center levels of 1,2,3 and 4.
According to the ministry of Health, there are more private hospitals than government hospitals. That is; 90 private hospitals 27 of which are profit making hospitals. The government owns only 65 of 155 hospitals in the whole country. Besides, we cannot speak about health without putting life insurance in perspective.
Medical insurance is not a common trend in most of the companies in Uganda today, thus it is only a few that invest in the medical insurance policies, on the other hand a number of multinationals have invested in insurance covers for some of their managerial staff. This has led to the rise of workplace based insurance campaigns that have not yet brought forth tangible fruit.
Apparently there are about eight medical insurance companies in Uganda that include but not limited to;
1.IAA- Health care
IAA Health care has its headquarters at fairway towers along Yusuf Lule Road opposite golf course Hotel. It has a vision of providing health care that meets international standards in all parts of Uganda.
Tel: +256 312 200 400 / +256 414 309 800 / +256 772 200 400 / +256 712 200 400.
2. AAR Health
AAR is the most known medical insurance company in Kampala operating in over 9 locations in Kampala. The head office is located at Acacia Avenue.
3. Liberty Health
Liberty health insurance has a presence in over 50 districts in Uganda including but not limited to Gulu, Mbale, Nebbi, Mpigi, Mityana, among many other districts.
Telephone: +256 414 233 794 +256 414 233 794 +256 414 254 708 (0312) 233 794/ 803
4. Jubilee Health
Jubilee has a presence in all the regions of Uganda, its head office is located at parliament avenue.
Telephone: +256 312 178 800
5. UAP health
UAP health insurance is located at Nakawa Business Park
Tel: +256 414 332700,
6. Sanlam Health
Sanlam is located in Kololo a few meters away from Kati Kati Lugogo
Tel:+256 41 772 6526
Hospitals, Dispensaries, Clinics and Pharmacies
There are major hospitals, dispensaries, clinics and pharmacies in every district in Uganda. The biggest hospital in Uganda is Mulago. This doubles as a medical institute as well as a referral hospital. Mulago also has a private section accessible at a fee.
Medicals services in Uganda range from Dental, optical and general health care services
General Health Care Hospitals
- Uganda Martyrs Hospital Rubaga
- Mengo Hospital (Namirembe Hospital)
- Nakasero Hospital
+256 393 224 681
- Case Hospital
For all Emergency cases the numbers to call are
For all Ambulance calls the numbers to call are
+256-701 250 362, +256-312-250-700
- International Hospital Kampala
Tel: +256 312 200 400
+256 414 309 800
Emergence & Ambulance
Tel: +256 772 200 400
- Mulago Hospital
Tel: +256 417 712260
Call Center Toll free 0800-100-066
- The Surgery Uganda
Reception: +256 (0) 31 225 6001/2/3
Accounts: +256 (0) 31 225 6004
Pharmacy: +256 (0) 31 225 6005
ER Reception: +256 (0) 31 225 6008
Ambulance: +256 (0) 752 756003
Medical examinations: +256 (0) 31 225 6007
- Kampala Independent Hospital
+256 414 667 604
- St Francis Hospital Nsambya
+256 414 267 012 / 3
- UMC Victoria Hospital
Quality health services are mainly in Private hospitals which charge a beat more expensively compared to public hospitals, therefore to secure quality health services, you should be ready to part with at least $100 or signing up for a health insurance package prior to your tour.
Malaria is the most common disease someone is likely to suffer from more so after a rainy season, this can be countered by opting for sleeping under a mosquito net or using mosquito repellents.
The government of Uganda is undertaking several measures with the help of US-AID, UK-AID and other non government organizations to improve the health services in Uganda. Campaigns to fight HIV-AIDS and Malaria having been running for more than years now.