CHUK, the University teaching hospital of Kigali is located in the Centre of Kigali city in the District of Nyarugenge. It is the main public health institution in the country. It was built in 1918. In 1928, it functioned as a health centre and later, in 1965 as a  hospital.   From April 1994 to 1996, CHUK has served as a health centre, a district hospital and as a referral hospital.

It serves 1,000,000 people from a largely urban area.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Gyn-Obstetrics
  • Emergency
  • ENT
  • Stomatology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dermatology
  • OPD
  • Ophtalmology

Doctors:42, Nurses:337, midwives: 67, social worker: 11, psychologist: 2, physiotherapist: 9, speech therapist:1, Spiritual adviser:1, administrative :108

The hospital works in partnership with Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) on the THET project.