• 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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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

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  • 29th September 2017  International World Heart Day Celebartions

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The Resolution document itself was written by a group of governments (led by New Zealand) who recognised that RHD could no longer be ignored. The Resolution is joined by an official report from WHO, which calls for a ‘coordinated global response’ to tackle RHD.

On behalf of RHD Action, the World Heart Federation delivered a policy statement during the RHD discussions. We called for strong commitment to the ‘coordinated global response’ and stressed the importance of sustained funding and setting clear goals and targets to guide progress. RHD Action also called for people living with RHD and front-line health workers to be meaningfully engaged in designing and implementing the work ahead. 

The next major step in this policy process happens in May 2018, where we expect the Resolution to be adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. Until then, RHD Action will continue our tireless advocacy to keep RHD at the top of the global health agenda.

We would like to thank all those who continue to support the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign, from more than 50 countries around the world.  We would also like to recognise WHO’s spirit in supporting this global commitment, and the efforts of co-sponsoring governments who have prioritised RHD.

Our work does not stop here. Now that we are so close to a strong Resolution on rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, we must focus on how we will translate this policy into action. Keep following RHD Action on social media, and sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date. 

You can watch a replay of the intergovernmental discussions here

If you have any questions, please direct them to Joanna Markbreiter, Policy & Advocacy Manager at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The RHD Resolution in numbers

33 million people live with RHD in the world
275,000 lives are lost to RHD every year
30 months of civil society strategizing to get this far
4 hours of intense diplomatic negotiation in Geneva
20 countries have ‘co-sponsored’ the Resolution 
36 governments made speeches on the Resolution
5 recommendations for governments in the Resolution
5 recommendations for WHO in the Resolution
3 action points for civil society in the Resolution

…all add up to:

1 global commitment to prevent and control RHD.

From rhdaction.org