A priority of health care policymakers in Uganda is to ensure that the vulnerable groups
of people (particularly women of child birth, the poor, elderly, and children) have access
to high quality health services. Policymakers try to ensure that access in terms of
distance (or time taken) to a health facility and cost are affordable to these groups and
therefore not a deterrent to health service utilization. Consequently, a sizeable
proportion of public resources may go to construction of additional health structures
directed at decreasing distance travelled to health facilities· and increase the likelihood
that these health services will be used. Perhaps what should be noted is that a mere
presence of services within a reasonable distance (as a result of standing structures) is
not enough to ensure use of those services. Likewise, monetary cost, which is usually
mentioned as the major barrier may not always be a deterrent to access and utilization
of health services. It is not uncommon therefore to find that many individuals, mainly
those using government facilities in developing countries such as Uganda will not use
available health services even when they are free or nearly free. One of the
explanations for this is the perception that government facilities are of low quality and
are of low efficacy.
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