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Unnamed Road Central Region UG
Hospital type

Government Regional Referral Hospital, funded by the Uganda Ministry of Health. It is located in the city of Gulu, which lies about 350 km north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Number of Beds
Hospital Facilities

Gulu is a well-established hospital with a large range of specialist departments. The hospital has 3 operating theatres, and offers the following specialist departments: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obs/Gynae, Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT Surgery, Paediatrics, Plastics, Cardiothoracic, Urologists, Neurosurgery

Additional Comments

Gulu is one of the two teaching hospitals of the medical school of Gulu University. Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is staffed by medical students and residents, supervised by Gulu University academic staff as well as Uganda Ministry of Health consultants. Gulu Hospital has collaboration with Manchester Hospital, in the UK.

Specialties required

Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiothoracics, Plastic surgery. Elective students welcome.


The hospital is located about 400 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. Costs range from $10 to $30 per day.

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:


Other Information

email Dr David Kitara for further information. There is no website for the hospital but information is available at the University site at 

Contact email: or kisigemichael@yahoo.comor;

Name of contact
Dr David Kitara or Dr. Michael Kisige (Orthopaedic surgeon) - Deputy Director
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