Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital

Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital (ECSH) is a specialized children's pediatric surgery hospital in Uganda. It is a private hospital, owned and operated by Emergency, an international NGO that offers "free medical treatment to the victims of war, poverty and landmines".[1]

Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital
Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital is located in Uganda
Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital
LocationEntebbe, Wakiso District, Uganda
Coordinates00°05′01″N 32°27′28″E / 0.08361°N 32.45778°E / 0.08361; 32.45778Coordinates: 00°05′01″N 32°27′28″E / 0.08361°N 32.45778°E / 0.08361; 32.45778
Care systemPrivate
TypePediatric Surgery
Emergency departmentI
Opened19 April 2021
Other linksHospitals in Uganda


The hospital is located in the village of Banga, in the city of Entebbe, in Wakiso District, in the Central Region of Uganda. This location is approximately 8.9 kilometres (5.5 mi), by road, north of the Entebbe International Airport.[2] ECSH is located approximately 45.5 kilometres (28 mi) south of Mulago National Referral Hospital.[3] The hospital sits on 30 acres (12 ha) of land, donated by the UPDF Special Forces Command.[4]


The hospital was designed by Renzo Piano and built in association with TAM Associates.[5] The Kampala Post, a Ugandan online publication, reported the construction cost to be USh117 billion in 2021 (approx. €29 million then).[4]


The ECSH is a specialized pediatric surgery hospital owned and administered by Emergency, the international non-government organization. ECSH serves children with surgical disabilities regardless of their ethnic background, religious affiliation, or ability to pay. Opened on 19 April 2021, the hospital has bed capacity of 72 patients.[1]

When fully operational, the hospital will employ 385 local people. Of these, 179 (46.5 percent) are medical staff, including technicians, pharmacists, nurses and surgeons. The remaining 206 (53.5 percent) are administrative staff, including social workers, accountants, receptionists, drivers, cooks, security, cleaners and laundry personnel, among others.[1]

The hospital expects to hire 36 expatriate medical staff and 143 Ugandan medical staff at full capacity. Of the 206 non-medical staff, 196 (95 percent) are expected to be Ugandan and 10 (5 percent) are expected to be expatriates.[1]


One of the hospital's long term objectives is to train Ugandans, both medical and non-medical. In turn the trained staff will "improve pediatric surgery and medical care in Uganda", and will over time train other workers to do the same.[1][4]

Other considerationsEdit

The Uganda Ministry of Health, participated in the planning of this hospital. The Ugandan government donated the land where the hospital was built. The government is also expected to fund 20 percent of the hospital's operational expenses, annually.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f The Observer (22 April 2021). "Free Children's Surgical hospital begins operations in Entebbe". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  2. ^ Google (26 April 2021). "Road Distance Between Entebbe International Airport, Uganda And Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  3. ^ Google (26 April 2021). "Road Distance Between Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda And Entebbe Children's Surgical Hospital, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Nicholas Agaba (8 November 2021). "Museveni Commissions Shs117 Billion Surgical Hospital". The Kampala Post. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Children's Surgical Hospital di EMERGENCY – UGANDA". www.zintek.it. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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