Children’s Surgical Hospital

Children’s Surgical Hospital

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Entebbe Children’s Surgical Hospital (ECSH) is a specialized pediatric surgery hospital in Uganda. Owned and operated by Emergency, an international NGO that offers free medical treatment to victims of war, poverty, and landmines, ECSH is a state-of-the-art facility that serves children with surgical disabilities regardless of their ethnic background, religious affiliation, or ability to pay.

Located in the village of Banga, in the city of Entebbe, in Wakiso District, in the Central Region of Uganda, ECSH sits on 30 acres of land donated by the UPDF Special Forces Command. The hospital was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano and built in association with TAM Associates at a cost of USh117 billion (approx. €29 million) in 2021.

ECSH has a bed capacity of 72 patients and employs 385 local people, including 179 medical staff and 206 administrative staff. The hospital expects to hire 36 expatriate medical staff and 143 Ugandan medical staff at full capacity. Of the 206 non-medical staff, 196 (95 percent) are expected to be Ugandan, and 10 (5 percent) are expected to be expatriates.

One of the hospital’s key objectives is to train Ugandans, both medical and non-medical, to improve pediatric surgery and medical care in Uganda. The hospital’s long-term commitment to training and capacity-building will have a positive impact on the health of children in Uganda for generations to come.