|District||Kampala Capital City Authority|
|Division||Kampala Central Division|
|Elevation||1,260 m (4,130 ft)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Mulago was derived from the Ganda word “omulago”, a type of medicine, kept on this hill, that was used by Kabaka Suuna II for protection against spirits. The landmark on this hill is Mulago Hospital. Built in 1917, Old Mulago merged with the New Mulago Hospital in 1960 to form Mulago Hospital Complex, a giant complex that is the National Referral Hospital. The complex also houses Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
At the lower end of the hill about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the hospital complex, are the Uganda Museum and headquarters of the Uganda Wildlife Authority at Kamwookya. The British High Commission office is also located at Kamwokya.
The hill is, however, dominated by hospital related activities that include:
- A Doctor’s Village
- A Nurses Hostel
- The Infectious Diseases Institute
- Makerere University College of Health Sciences
- Makerere University School of Medicine
- Makerere University School of Public Health
- Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences
- Makerere University School of Health Sciences
- Kampala City Mortuary
- Research Laboratories
The headquarters of the Uganda Ministry of Health is located at Wandegeya, in the valley between Nakasero Hill and Mulago Hill. There is a small residential area on Mulago Hill, overlooking the Uganda National Museum. Also, there is a vibrant market at Kamwokya, between Kololo Hill and Mulago Hill.