Hospital Categories in Uganda


National Referral Hospitals Regional Referral Hospitals General Hospitals Hospitals The total number of hospitals (public and private) in Uganda is 155. Of these 2 are National Referral Hospitals (Mulago and Butabika) , 14 are Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs) and 139 are General Hospitals (GHs). In terms of ownership, 65 are government owned , 63 PNFP […]



The traditional method of keeping records that is followed in most of the hospitals across Uganda is the manual method involving papers and books. There are serious limitations of manual record keeping including the need for large storage areas and difficulties in the retrieval of records. However, it is legally more acceptable as a documentary […]

Data Management

Patient Record keeping a major challenge in Government Health Centers for Uganda

It is very important for the treating doctor to properly document the management of a patient under his care. This will be the only way for the doctor to prove that the treatment was carried out properly. Moreover, it will also be of immense help in the scientific evaluation and review of patient management issues. […]

Ministry Of Health

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Problem statement Approximately 1.5m Ugandans are positive circa 7.7% of the adult population, around 1 million people know their status and circa 500,000 do not know their status (UNAIDS data Many do not know their status due to stigma. In Uganda data privacy is a myth because most of the data is in paper […]

Data Management

What is Healthcare Data Management and Why is it Important for Hospitals in Uganda?

Healthcare Data Management Definition Healthcare data management is the process of storing, protecting, and analyzing data pulled from diverse sources. Managing the wealth of available healthcare data allows health systems to create holistic views of patients, personalize treatments, improve communication, and enhance health outcomes. Benefits of Healthcare Data Management Create 360-degree views of patients and […]

Impacts of Technology / Ministry Of Health

How can we accelerate and prioritize digitization efforts for improved health in Uganda?

How then can we have a complete loop digitalized system that can collect health data from different levels of health care givers into a common pool, where it can be analysed and interpreted in real time to offer quick decision-making? How can this information be shared with other relevant authorities like police, immigration and other […]