Most government health facilities do not have toilets designed to meet the needs of expectant mothers and in places where they exist, they are not operational, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health has said.
Dr Asuman Lukwago said the challenge is part of the many healthcare problems the ministry is struggling to deal with since most districts do not utilise the capital development funds they receive.
Aga Khan donates
He made the remarks following a donation of four sit-toilet pans by the Aga Khan Foundation and Shia Imami Ismaili Community of Uganda to Wakiso Health Centre IV and Mende Health centre III on Saturday.
The donation came after a weekend health camp focusing on the treatment of childhood infections, ante-natal care done by 30 volunteers from the Ismaili Community and the UK International Emergency Trauma Register that treated close to 1,500 patients.