Nsambya Hospital

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St. Francis Hospital Nsambya
Little Sisters of St. Francis
LocationNsambya, Kampala, Uganda
Coordinates00°18′06″N 32°35′06″E / 0.30167°N 32.58500°E / 0.30167; 32.58500Coordinates: 00°18′06″N 32°35′06″E / 0.30167°N 32.58500°E / 0.30167; 32.58500
Care systemPrivate, Non-profit
Affiliated universityUganda Martyrs University
Emergency departmentI
ListsHospitals in Uganda

St. Francis Hospital Nsambya, commonly known as Nsambya Hospital, is a hospital in Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.


Nsambya Hospital is located on Nsambya Hill in Makindye Division, one of the five administrative divisions of the city. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast of the central business district of Kampala.[1] The coordinates of Nsambya Hospital are:0°18'06.0"N, 32°35'10.0"E (Latitude:0.301667; Longitude:32.586112).[2]


St. Francis Hospital Nsambya is a faith-based not-for-profit hospital founded by the Little Sisters of St. Francis in 1903.[3]


Nsambya Hospital is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala. It is accredited by the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau and is operated by the Little Sisters of St. Francis. It is a tertiary referral hospital with a capacity of 361 beds. It is involved in patient care, research and teaching. It offers specialist services in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. It serves as an "Internship Hospital" for graduates of any of Uganda's four medical schools, where fresh medical graduates spend a year of internship, 3 months in each of the four specialties mentioned above under the supervision of specialists and consultants in those disciplines.

In April 2010, Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), signed an agreement with Nsambya Hospital to establish a postgraduate medical school, based at the hospital. The school, Uganda Martyrs University School of Medicine (UMUSM), offers the postgraduate degree of Master of Medicine (MMed) in the disciplines of General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The first intake of students enrolled in the fall of 2010.[4] Professor Paul D'Arbela, was appointed to serve as Professor of Medicine & Interim Dean of the Uganda Martyrs University Post Graduate Medical Education Programme. The hospital has a Quiet Garden, affiliated to The Quiet Garden Trust, used as a place of stillness, contemplation and prayer by doctors, nurses and patients.[5]

Cancer center[edit]

In July 2015, the hospital acquired the "Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Centre". The 36-bed facility was built at a cost of USh1.5 billion (approximately US$500,000), including donations by Centenary Bank and the Rotary Club of Kampala.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Map Showing Central Kampala And Nsambya With Distance Indicator". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ Google (8 July 2015). "Location of Nsambya Hospital at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile of Saint Francis Nsambya Hospital, Kampala, Uganda". Earnest.Cineca.org. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ Ssenkabirwa, Al Mahdi (5 April 2010). "Nkozi Links Up With Nsambya Hospital". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  5. ^ Philip D. Roderick (13 August 2007). "I Am Here, Now" (PDF). Theway.org.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  6. ^ Ainebyoona, Emmanuel (8 July 2015). "Nsambya Hospital Gets Shs1.5 Billion Cancer Centre". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 8 July 2015.

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