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PO Box 7161,Sir Albert Cook Road, Mengo, Uganda
Cathedral Hill Road Kampala Central Region UG
Hospital type

Mengo Hospital is the oldest hospital in Uganda. It is a Christian, missionary founded, Private Not For Profit, (PNFP) hospital. Within the government grading system, like all other NGO hospital, it is a general hospital, although operationally it is and should be categorized as a referral hospital.

Hospital Facilities

Mengo is a well-established hospital with a good range of specialist departments and clinics, including General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obs/Gynae, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics and Physiotherapy.

Additional Comments

Since 1896, Mengo Hospital has been providing quality, cost-effective medical care to Ugandans. Their philosophy is to treat each patient in a highly individualized manner and integrate the latest technological advancements into our services. Their website is quite informative.

Specialties required

General Surgery and Intensive Care specialists. Elective students welcome.


The hospital is located about 35 km by road from the main airport at Entebbe. Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital.


This is available on site

Length of stay

Three months is optimal for learning the local and hospital culture and being most effective, but length of stay will largely depend on the visitor.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required and more information is available at:

Name of contact
Dr Henry Luwees
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