Practical information Uganda - Health
We are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. For more information you can visit:
In most of the Ugandan waters you find Bilharzia. Is a nasty small creature that enters your body through your skin and harm your liver. Make sure you do not swim in Lake Victoria or other Lakes. The river Nile is not Bilharzia free, but fairly save to swim (and raft). Lake Bunyonyi is 100% bilharzia free and you can enjoy swimming in this lake.
In uganda -like most African countries- HIV/AIDS is well spread. Make sure you are careful with contact with blood and always use condoms when having sexual intercourse.
For emergency's we recommend you the following hospitals and dentists:
Rescue Medical Services: +256 772217218 or +256 772349990
Ugandan Ambulance Service: +256 782556878 or +256 712112999
The Surgery: 2nd Acasia Avenue, Kololo, Kampala: +256 41 4340084 or +256 752756003
International Hospital: Namuwongo, Kampala: +256 31 2200400
Dr. Andrew Mwanika. 99 Kira Road, Naguru, Kampala. +256 41 4576652 or +256 712812294
Dr. Biren N Yajnik (AAR ): 7-9 Clement Hill, Nakasero, Kampala: +256 41 4575575 or +256 772488592
Eye care centre: Garden city, Kampala. Tel: +256 414237700