Mbale Regional Referral Hospital (RRH) is located in the eastern part of Uganda, 222 kilometers from Kampala. With a bed capacity of 355, the hospital serves the districts of Busia, Budaka, Bukwo, Butaleja, Manafwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Sironko and Tororo, including several lower-level, government-run health centers, private not-for-profit health units, and patients from outside its catchment area. According to the 2014 census data, Mbale district has a population of 488,960 people.
It is one of three public clinical paramedical teaching hospitals and an internship hospital in Uganda. The hospital serves also as the regional center for referral and management of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. USAID/SUSTAIN supports Mbale to deliver quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services. Mbale is one among six hospitals receiving support from the project to pilot provision of adolescent friendly health services.
Mbale RRH, with the support of SUSTAIN, is also utilizing the science of quality improvement to enhance the quality of HIV/AIDS care and treatment services. Find out more about specific experiences, ideas, and lessons learned.