• A state of the Art Cardiac Catheterization theatre suite
    A state of the Art Cardiac Catheterization theatre suite

    Sophisticated equipment geared towards quality service delivery to our patients


    An Awareness match that started from Constitutional Square to KCCA grounds Lugogo on 29th September 2017

  • Launch of Uganda Heart Attack Treatment Network (USTEMI)
    Launch of Uganda Heart Attack Treatment Network (USTEMI)

    Hon. Minister of Health with Delegates from Uganda Heart Association and Uganda Heart Institute.

  • Training

    Training Medical, Nursing and Allied Professionals

  • Board Of Directors
    Board Of Directors

    Hon. Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng together with Uganda Heart Institute's Board of Directors, after the BOD swearing-in ceremony at Hotel Africana.


    Hon. Dr. Sarah Opendi and Executive Director UHI Dr. Omagino O.O. John at the Nutrition display at the  World Heart Day celebrations on 29th September 2017


To become a centre of excellence in provision of comprehensive cardiovascular care in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Mission statement

The Uganda Heart Institute exists to “serve as a centre of excellence for the provision of comprehensive medical services to patients with cardiovascular and thoracic diseases and to offer opportunity for research and training in cardiovascular and thoracic medicine at an affordable cost so as to facilitate service delivery and enable continuous development of cardiac services”.


In 2001 the Uganda Heart Institute was legally established as a Company limited by

guarantee of its founding Bodies namely, Mulago Hospital, Ministry of Health, Makerere University and Uganda Heart Foundation. UHI therefore commenced operating as a semi-autonomous Unit under Mulago Hospital.

The purpose of registering the UHI as a limited Company was to fasten the growth and development of the Institute by enabling it to solicit for funds and manage its resource...

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News Highlights

‘Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease’ Resolution recommended by WHO Executive Board

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RHD Action co-sponsors breakfast debate on Access to Medicines

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WHF policy statement highlights burden of RHD among adolescents

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Minister Opendi calls for regular medical check-ups

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Government Pledges Support To Uganda Heart Institute

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Mulago can now handle open heart surgery

There has been serious concern and a great deal of exchange of ideas about the s... Read more

  • 29th September 2017  International World Heart Day Celebartions

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Flavia Batureine, Nursing Officer of Uganda Heart Institute
Flavia Batureine, Nursing Officer of Uganda Heart Institute

On Tuesday 23 May, RHD Action and the World Heart Federation joined forces with NCD Child and other global health organizations to host a breakfast event themed around ‘Better Medicines for Children’. Guests included delegates from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, civil society, the private sector and national Ministries of Health.

Among the panellists was Flavia Baturine Kamalembo, a young nurse from Uganda, who shares her unique experience of caring for people with cardiovascular diseases whilst herself living with RHD. Flavia spoke passionately about the need for simplicity and a focus on the patient when fighting for greater access to medicines. Her experience of supporting patients was that “it’s not just about having the medicines, it’s about using them properly”.