Mengo Hospital Celebrating 120 Years

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Mengo Hospital is organizing the 120th Anniversary to mark the founding of the Hospital, by Sir Albert Cook on 22nd February 1897. He saw his first patients under a Mango tree. Later he constructed a mud and wattle grass–thatched hut. His humble clinic resulted into the present day Mengo Hospital in particular and modern medicine in Uganda in general.

  • The 120th anniversary celebrations started on 22nd February 2017 with prayers at the Mengo Hospital Chapel.
  • The climax of the Anniversary celebrations will take place from Monday  20th  March to Sunday 26th  2017, starting  with  a free Medical  Camp at Mengo Hospital, which  will run up to Wednesday  22nd  March
  • The First ever Sir Albert Cook Memorial Lecture will be held on Wednesday 22nd March at Makerere University from 4 pm.

The theme of the Memorial Lecture is:


  • Thursday 23rd March 2017- Open Day to show- case the services of Mengo Hospital to the general public.
  • Friday 24th March – A get together fund raising drive to raise UGX 300 million to construct an Emergency unit at and renovate the General Out patients Department.
  • Friends of Mengo Uganda Association will be launched then.
  • Special guests; representatives of Friends of Mengo Uk, and Friends of Mengo USA and Canada are expected to attend  the festivities
  • The 120 Anniversary festivities will be crowned with a Thanksgiving Service at Namirembe Cathedral at 10 am.



  • To commemorate the introduction of modern medicine in Uganda.
  • To honour Sir Albert Cook posthumously, for founding MH & modern medicine in Uganda.
  • To bring together medical professionals, stakeholders and partners to discuss challenges in the medical sector today, and come up with interventions.
  • To chart a way forward for quality medical services in Uganda.
  • To increase awareness about the services offered at Mengo Hospital.
  • To consolidate relationship with existing Mengo Hospital partners and clientele.
  • To establish new partnerships and networks.

For further information on this matter, please contact our Customer Care/Public Relations Officer Mrs. Margaret Mawanda, on Mob. 0772 474 099 or 0706 474 099

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