Health services

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.

Conatact

Tel: +256 312 200 400 / +256 414 309 800 / +256 772 200 400 / +256 712 200 400.

Mail: ihk@img.co.ug

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.

Contact

Phone: +256 414 560 900
Email: info.ug@aar-insurance.com

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.

Contact:

Telephone: +256 414 233 794 +256 414 233 794  +256 414 254 708   (0312) 233 794/ 803

Email: libertylife@liberty.co.ug

 4. Jubilee Health

Jubilee has a presence in all the regions of  Uganda, its head office is located at  parliament avenue.

Contact
Telephone: +256 312 178 800
Email: lifeug@jubileeuganda.com

5. UAP health

UAP health insurance is located at Nakawa Business Park

Contact

Tel: +256 414 332700,

Email: uapuganda@uap-group.com

6. Sanlam Health

Sanlam is located in Kololo a few meters away from Kati Kati Lugogo

Contact

Tel:+256 41 772 6526
Email:info@sanlam.co.ug

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

Contact
+256204 234800

  • Mengo Hospital (Namirembe Hospital)

Contact
0414-270223

  • Nakasero Hospital

Contact
+256 393 224 681

  • Case Hospital

Contact
For all Emergency cases the numbers to call are
0701-250-362
0312-250-700

For all Ambulance calls the numbers to call are
0701-250-362
0312-250-700

other contacts
+256-701 250 362, +256-312-250-700

Email: casemedcare@casemedcare.org

  • International Hospital Kampala

Contact
Tel: +256 312 200 400
+256 414 309 800

Emergence & Ambulance
Tel: +256 772 200 400
Mail: ihk@img.co.ug

  • Mulago Hospital

Contact
Tel: +256 417 712260
Email: info@health.go.ug
Call Center Toll free 0800-100-066

  • The Surgery Uganda

Contact
0772 756003

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
administration@thesurgeryuganda.org

  • Kampala Independent Hospital

Contact
+256 414 667 604
+256 780723494
+256 752109149

Email: customer.services@kihug.com

  • St Francis Hospital Nsambya

Contact
+256 414 267 012 / 3
Email: info@nsambyahospital.or.ug

  • UMC Victoria Hospital

Contact
031 2222555

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.