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Mulago Hill

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Mulago Hill

For the hospital, see Mulago Hospital.

Map of Kampala showing the location of Mulago.

Coordinates: 0°21′N 32°35′E / 0.350°N 32.583°E / 0.350; 32.583

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kampala Central Division
Elevation 1,260 m (4,130 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mulago is a hill in north-central Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The hill rises 4,134 feet (1,260 m) above sea level.[1]


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:

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.[2]

External links

  • Kampala City Guide
  • Makerere University of Health Sciences Homepage

See also


Coordinates: 00°21′N 32°35′E / 0.350°N 32.583°E / 0.350; 32.583

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