The Best Hospitals to give birth from Uganda.


It’s every expectant couple’s dream to have their bundle of joy delivered from the best hospital that guarantees the safety of both the newborn baby and the month and at an affordable cost.

Every expectant mother would love to give birth from a well equipped hospital with well trained doctors and midwives who will give special care to her and thus ensure a smooth delivery process of the baby.

Uganda is home to some of the best hospitals in Africa with qualified and experienced midwives; the choice of the hospital taken largely depends on the financial abilities of the expectant couple and religious affiliations to some extent.. The more money the couple has the better the choice of hospital and the better the quality of services received during the delivery process.

Hospitals in Uganda are owned in three different categories ie. Hospitals owned by the Government of Uganda, Hospitals owned by religious institutions eg Catholic church hospitals in Uganda,Church of Uganda Hospital,Moslem hospitals in Uganda.The last category is that of privately Hospitals.

Uganda is a big country with four major regions, Ie Central Uganda,Western Uganda,Eastern Uganda and Northern Uganda. The country is further divided into  more than 135 districts.

Since many people are concentrated in the Urban areas most especially the Central region where Kampala the capital city of the country is located.Below is the list of the best hospitals to give birth  in Kampala in no particular order.

MULAGO HOSPITAL /Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital.

Mulago hospital is the biggest and oldest hospital in Uganda opened in 1913.Mulago hospital is 100% owned by the Government of Uganda and its supervised by the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) 

It’s the major National Regional Hospital for Uganda and some neighbouring East African countries such as Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo, as well as a teaching hospital for Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences. 

It also acts as a general hospital for the greater Kampala area. It services the immediate community as well as patients referred from various other locations. 

The hospital is around 15 minutes from the Kampala Central Business District located at Mulago, a suburb of Kampala in Kawempe division, one  of the five divisions that make up Kampala City.

Mulago hospital enjoys a huge funding from the government of Uganda and donor organisations. As a result, the hospital is home to the best Medical Doctors in Uganda.

Due to the presence of the best Doctors and Midwives in Uganda,Mulago hospital is highly recommended as one of the best hospitals to give birth in Kampala.

However,the hospital faces some challenges such as overcrowding,insufficient funding from the government which leads to lack of essential Medicines and hospital medical equipment, corruption in the management team which leads to low quality of the services offered compared to other hospitals. Doctors and nurses prioritise well off patients and those who can manage to pay bribes to be worked on first.

LUBAGA HOSPITAL / Uganda Martyrs’ Hospital Lubaga.

Uganda Martyrs’ Hospital Lubaga, commonly known as Lubaga Hospital, which was formerly named Rubaga Hospital, is a private hospital.its located in Lubaga,Lubaga division one of the five divisions that make up Kampala city.

The hospital is located on Lubaga Hill, in Lubaga Division, in the western part of Kampala. It is located approximately 5.5 kilometres, southwest of Mulago National Referral Hospital.This is approximately 5 kilometres, west of Kampala’s central business district.The coordinates of Lubaga Hospital are: 0°18’15.0″N, 32°33’10.0″E (Latitude:0.304167; Longitude:32.552778).

Rubaga Hospital was started in 1899 by the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. It is reported to be the oldest Catholic hospital in Uganda. It is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala and is accredited by the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB). 

The hospital is governed by a Board of Governors appointed by the Archbishop of Kampala. Lubaga Hospital is managed by the Hospital Administrative Team. The hospital is affiliated to UCMB. It also functions as the teaching hospital for the Lubaga Health Training Institution.

Lubaga hospital has a team of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (OB/GYN) who are committed to helping women achieve their best health and address complex issues related to fertility, pregnancy, and birth, in addition to gynaecological concerns. We have extensive experience of managing all conditions affecting the female reproductive organs, using the latest equipment and innovative procedures for diagnosis and treatment.

They provide comprehensive, high-quality care in the following areas:
  • Adolescent gynaecological issues
  • Cancer (including cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer)
  • Cervical polyps and abnormalities
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Urogynaecological or bladder disorders (e.g. stress incontinence)
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic pain and pelvic floor conditions
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual problems (including heavy bleeding)
  • Miscarriage and early pregnancy concerns
  • Ovarian cysts

With the above history and given the solid reputation of the Catholic church in Uganda to run well managed institutions, it makes Lubaga hospitals as one of the best hospitals to give birth in Kampala and Uganda at large.


Mengo Hospital is a private not for profit health institution. It is a missionary Hospital and the pioneer hospital in Uganda and East Africa and large. It was started by Dr. Sir Albert Ruskin Cook on 22nd February 1897 and celebrates 124 years of providing quality holistic and modern health care. Mengo Hospital is located along Sir Albert Cook Road in Mengo town on Namirembe hill.Mengo has a bed capacity of over 250 beds.

The Hospital is governed by a constitution, first written in 1956, amended and reprinted in 1966 and has been brought up to date from time to time, the latest being adopted in 2015.It is firmly established that Mengo Hospital is owned by the Church of Uganda, has its Patron as the sitting Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda and has all the sitting Bishops of the Church of Uganda as Trustees. Its governing body is the Board of Governors supported by the Hospital Management Team.

Our Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic provides a full range of OB/Gyn services to meet the health needs of mothers, providing them with the highest expertise recognized internationally. Maternity services were started in Mengo over 100yrs ago by Sir Albert Cook. To date it is one of the most active departments in the Hospital. We do almost 6000 deliveries every year. The department consists of a general ward (Mpereza) and a private ward Annie walker East plus a newborn unit. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department provides a full range of obstetric and gynaecological care for women throughout every stage of their life.

Mengo Hospital offers both General (Mpereza) and Private (Annie-walker complex) maternity services.Day to day running process of the department.With experienced and committed health workers available 24/7.

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Nsambya hospital is a referral hospital with a bed capacity of 361 beds. It is involved in patient care, research and teaching.

It offers specialist services in surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. In addition, there are specialised services in urology, eye care, orthopaedics, endocrinology, endoscopy, laparoscopy, mammography, HIV/AIDS, accidents and emergency. It has both general and private patient facilities. 

Nsambya Hospital was founded way back in 1903, Nsambya is a Catholic Mission Hospital owned by the Archdiocese of Kampala and managed by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.

The hospital has undergone major expansion since its inception and has recently built and expanded the pharmacy and OPD departments. St. Francis Nsambya Hospital has an average of 19,000 admissions every year and receives an average 300 out-patients everyday with 5500 deliveries annually.


Nakasero Hospital  commenced business in March 2009 offering Out-Patient services, with In-Patient services commencing in July 2009. It is owned by individual consultants, who practise at the hospital.

The objective of the founders was to provide high quality and affordable medical care by leveraging skills of highly trained Ugandan consultants with access to state of the art equipment and technology, which before the establishment of Nakasero Hospital, were not available in Uganda, thus bringing quality healthcare closer to users who would have otherwise had to travel abroad for medical care.

The facility caters for clients in Uganda and the Great Lakes region, and countries to expand its global footprint and the need for enhanced service provision to meet the current global trends in health- care.

Nakasero Hospital is one of the best hospitals to give birth in Kampala.They offer high quality services but at a higher cost compared to other Hospitals in Uganda.

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