The History

Mulago National Referral hospital was founded in 1913 and in 1962 it was expanded by constructing lower Mulago to offer better services and facilities to patients.

It serves as a National Referral for the entire country and a general hospital as well as Health Center IV, III for the Kampala metropolitan. Official bed capacity is 1790.


To provide super-specialized healthcare, training and conduct research in line with the requirement of Ministry of Health.

Our Mission

To offer state-of-the-art healthcare services

  • When can i visit a patient?

    Our visiting hours are: 6:30-8:00am, 1:00-2:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm.

  • Is Medical care at Mulago Free?

    Yes, its free apart from the private wing and scanning services

  • How is Mulago Hospital funded?

    Mulago Hospital gets all its funding from the Uganda government.

  • Can one have a kidney transplant at Mulago?

    At the moment, our renal unit only offers dialysis. We are building capacity to start kidney transplants in the near future.

Latest News

  • A state-of-the-art maternal and neonatal facility is under construction at Mulago National Referral Hospital.  It will be a 320 bed capacity facility. This project is being done with a loan  of $ 33 milllion secured by Government of Uganda from Islamic Development Bank.  The contractor is Arab contractors and the period is two years. WorkRead more →

  • I welcome you all to Mulago Hospital website, the voice of our National Referral Hospital. From the 1960s, Mulago Hospital has been the centre of excellence for patient care, training of doctors and research. As the country went through the turbulent years in the 1970s and 1980s, infrastructure broke down and as such, many expertsRead more →

  • President Museveni Launches Mulago Hospital Renovation

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday broke the ground for the grand renovation and rehabilitation of Mulago National Referral Hospital, a project that will cost about $40m. The project contracted to ROKO Construction will be done in phases and take up to 24 months. The project will entail re-modelling,  restructuring and re-equipping the hospital. The presidentRead more →