Lubaga Hospital

Uganda Martyrs' Hospital Lubaga, commonly known as Lubaga Hospital, which was formerly named Rubaga Hospital, is a private, not-for-profit, community hospital in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.[1]

Uganda Martyrs' Hospital Lubaga
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala
Lubaga Hospital is located in Kampala
Lubaga Hospital
LocationLubaga Hill, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
Coordinates00°18′15″N 32°33′10″E / 0.30417°N 32.55278°E / 0.30417; 32.55278Coordinates: 00°18′15″N 32°33′10″E / 0.30417°N 32.55278°E / 0.30417; 32.55278
Care systemPrivate, Not for profit
Affiliated universityUganda Catholic Medical Bureau
Emergency departmentI
Opened1899; 122 years ago (1899)
Other linksHospitals in Uganda
Medical education in Uganda


The hospital is located on Lubaga Hill, in Lubaga Division, in the western part of Kampala. It is located approximately 5.5 kilometres (3 mi), southwest of Mulago National Referral Hospital.[2] This is approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi), west of Kampala's central business district.[3] The coordinates of Lubaga Hospital are: 0°18'15.0"N, 32°33'10.0"E (Latitude:0.304167; Longitude:32.552778).[4]


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.[1] 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.[1]


The hospital had a bed capacity of 274, as of December 2019. At that time, patient user fees accounted for 83.3 percent of the total hospital annual income, while subsidies from the government of Uganda accounted for 1.4 percent of total hospital annual income. Institutional and individual donations as well as contribution by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kampala, cover the remaining 15.3 percent.[1]

Lubaga Hospital attends to 164,008 outpatients annually, averaging 450 outpatients daily, Monday through Sunday, including holidays. On average, 17,850 in patients are admitted every year, leading to a bed occupancy ratio of 62.5 percent. 6,832 babies are born at the hospital every year on average, with a caesarian section rate of 25.6 percent.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (December 2019). "Uganda Martyrs' Hospital – Lubaga". Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda: Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  2. ^ Google (10 November 2020). "Road Distance Between Lubaga Hospital And Mulago National Referral Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  3. ^ Google (10 October 2020). "Road Distance Between Amber House, Kampala Road, Kampala And Lubaga Hospital, Muteesa Road, Kampala" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. ^ Google (10 November 2020). "Location of Lubaga Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 November 2020.

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