About St. Francis Nsambya Hospital

Nsambya hospital is a referral hospital with a bed capacity of 361 beds. It is involved in patients care, research and teaching.

It offers specialist services in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. In addition, there are specialized services in urology, eye care, orthopedics, endocrinology, endoscopy, laparoscopy, mammography, HIV/AIDS, accidents and emergency. It has both general and private patient facilities. Founded way back in 1903, Nsambya is a Catholic Mission Hospital owned by the Archdiocese of Kampala and managed by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.

The hospital has undergone major expansion since its inception and has recently built and expanded the pharmacy and OPD departments. St. Francis Nsambya Hospital has an average of 19,000 admissions every year and receives an average 300 out-patients everyday with 5500 deliveries annually.

Strategic Foundations


Provision of quality affordable health care, backed by continuous training and research.


Satisfied customers pursuing healthy productive lives.


To provide sustainable quality Health Care, Training and Research without compromising the economically disadvantaged.

Customer Value Proposition

Nsambya Hospital is committed to providing, prompt, quality and affordable healthcare.

Core values

  • Commitment to Catholic values
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Mutual staff respect
  • Equitable treatment of external and internal clients
  • Hard work and provision of quality services

We also have partnerships with;

AISPO (Italian Association for Solidarity Among People) mainly involved in training of staff and development of diagnostics The Government of Uganda through Ministry of Health funds Public Health Care activities e.g. immunization

St. Francis Hospital Nsambya Board Members

Dr. Edward Ddumba

Dr Edward Ddumba is the New Medical Director of St. Francis Hospital Nsambya appointed by the Board of Governors effective May 2016. A Consultant Physician himself. Background Experience; Senior Consultant Physician Nsambya Hospital April 2011 – Presen

Prof. Charles L.M. Olweny

Chairman of the Board of Governors: He is the Vice- Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi for the last 6 years. He previously worked for University of Manitoba in Winnipeg as a Professor of Oncology for 11 years. He had prior to that worked at the

Mr. Edward Katimbo-Mugwanya

Mr Edward Katimbo- Mugwanya is the chairman of the Finance Committee of the board. He is a retired banker having worked as the General Manager Finance of Centenary Bank; Uganda’s largest indigenous bank. Prior to that he was the General Manager of Audit

Mr. Mohamood Thobani

Mr. Mohamood Thobani is the Chairman of the Building and Planning Committee of the board: He is a businessman, the chairman of Fourways Group of Companies that has interests in fish farming and export, agroforestry, real estate management and banking. He

Mr. Francis Buwule

Mr. Charles Peter Mayiga is the hospital Legal advisor. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a partner with Buwule and Mayiga Advocates a private law firm in Kampala. He is a director in Central Broadcasting Corporation in Kampala. He chairs

Dr. Lawrence Kaggwa

Dr. Lawrence Kaggwa is a board member: He previously worked as the executive director of Mulago Hospital; Uganda’s National Referral Hospital for 12 years. He left Mulago to work as the Director Planning in the Ministry of Health in Uganda. He is a reti

Dr. Assumpta Nagenda Musana

Dr. Assumpta Nagenda Musana is a board member: She is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture at Makerere University. She has been teaching architecture for a long time. She actively practises architecture at the faculty consulting unit. She has

Fr. John Scalabrini

He is a Catholic Priest involved in a lot of philanthropy in the area of supporting orphans, educating boys and girls and also runs a small hospital which he founded. He has schools that have a total enrolment of over 3000 students. He is a director in Em

Mrs. Specioza Mbabaali

Mrs. Specioza Mbabaali is the chairperson of the training committee of the board: She is the previous Head of the Department of Nursing at Makerere University where she was one of the pioneer group of lecturers. She still actively teaches and researches i

Msgr. Charles Kasibante

Msgr. Charles Kasibante is a member of the board: He is the Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese. He is a professional teacher and has taught biology for a long time after receiving a Master’s degree in Education from the USA. He is a long serving recto

Sr. Anne Nasimiyu

Sr. Anne Nasimiyu is a member of the Board of Governors: She is the Superior General of the Little Sisters of St. Francis where she is serving her second elected term. She joins after resigning her job as a senior lecturer in Humanities at University of N

Sr. Lydia D’sa

Sr. Lydia D’sa is a member of the board: She is the regional superior of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa: She is a trained Laboratory Technologist though now retired. She represents the founding congregation on the board.

Mrs. Regina Bakitte

Mrs. Regina Bakitte is a member of the board: She is the Health Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Kampala, she is a trained Human Resource Specialist and a woman activist. She coordinates all the health units of the Archdiocese which number in 100s.

Sr. Immaculate Leatitia Nabukalu

Sr. Immaculate Leatitia Nabukalu is a member of the board of governors: She is the regional superior of the Little Sisters of Saint Francis. She is a teacher by profession and is the current headmistress of Uganda Martyr’s Junior school, Namiryango. She