Health Care

Hospitals in Uganda are categorised as Referral, Regional and General Hospitals and were 143 in number in 2011. Of these, 2 were referral, 12 were regional and the rest general hospitals. In 2011,
Government owned the highest percentage of hospitals in the entire country and its share stood at 46% followed by Private Not for Profit at 43% and 11% was Private for Profit.
The World Health Organization (WHO) observes that Uganda’s doctor-to-patient ratio is low, there is ever decreasing morbidity and mortality rates that are attributed to preventable, communicable diseases e.g. malaria, HIV/AIDS and diarrheal diseases, especially among women and children.