Mulago Hospital is the National referral Hospital in Uganda and teaching hospital for Makerere University with a bed capacity of 1500.
Mulago hospital is located in Kampala, central Uganda.
The department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University Medical School, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, is part of Makerere University and Mulago Hospital National referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. The department was established in 1956 and is engaged in service delivery, training of medical students (both undergraduates and post graduates) and research. The department has four general wards and 3 specialised units including, a nutritional ward, special care unit and the acute care unit. In addition to the inpatient care the department also runs several general and specialised outpatient clinics throughout the week. There are 34 paediatricians and several other health workers including Medical and clinical officers, various cadres of nursing staffs, laboratory and other paramedical staffs. Over 20,000 patients a year are admitted and treated through the various wards in the department and about 200 undergraduate and 45 post graduate students go through the department each year. Most of the clinical services provided by the department are free of charge to the patients in accordance with the government policy of no cost sharing in public hospitals.
The mission of the department is to become a centre of excellence in service delivery, training and research in Uganda and the region.