Brenda Nambuya an expectant mother from Busiriwa says that due to lack of the kits, mothers have no option but deliver with the help of traditional birth Attendants-TBAs.
Expectant mothers have decried the lack of mama kits at in health
facilities in Bududa District.
A mama kit, which is also known as Clean Delivery Kit, includes; 500 grams of
cotton wool, baby soap, two razor blades, 2 polythene sheets, two gauze pieces,
three surgical gloves, and an immunization card.
The Ministry of Health provides mama kits to
health centers to aid pregnant mother at the time of delivery.
Suzan Malomo an expectant mother from Bulucheke Sub County said
she visited two health centers of Bulucheke and Bushiyi and there were no mama
Annet Wabwema from Bukibokolo Sub County said
she delivered last week from Bududa hospital but she was not given mama kits
forcing her to use her torn clothes.
Brenda Nambuya an expectant mother from Busiriwa says that due to
lack of the kits, mothers have no option but deliver with the help of traditional
She says that the TBAs have everything needed to help a woman
William Kotaki the in -charge Bulucheke Health Center III says
that the Ministry of Health is yet to deliver mama kits to health facilities in
the district. He adds that Midwives at
the facility are going through hard times to handle delivery due to lack of
Kotaki says that more than 80 expectant mothers give birth at the
facility every month. He, however, says that the number has since reduced to 70
due to shortage of Maama kits.