The Mama kit contains all the tools needed to provide mothers with a clean and safe delivery and prevents a risk of infections during labour.
Uganda has partnered with Aidpol limited from Poland to put up a factory at a cost of sh1.3trilion to produce Mama Kits locally in the country.
The Managing Director of Good Care Uganda Foundation, Lucky Moses Guma made the remarks during a press conference held in Kampala on Tuesday for the cancer run to be held on Friday at Kololo Independence ground.
The Mama kit contains all the tools needed to provide mothers with a clean and safe delivery and prevents a risk of infections during labour. It reduces the number of deaths that occur during child birth.
Guma said in the initial stages the factory will need sh430b for training medical people in Poland and other service providers.
Guma said: “By constructing a factory to produce Mama Kits it will reduce on the costs on imported kits which are expensive for the rural people. We shall produce sanitary pads based on the European standards to avoid people from using some pads which are substandard on market”.
He said 1.2 mothers give births in Uganda annually some die in the process due to lack of access to Mama Kits. He said from the proceeds of the cancer run they expect to raise one million Mama Kits.
Guma said in an effort to reduce on the increasing cancer disease in our population, they have organised a cancer race for people to participate by buying tickets at sh20,000.
He said they have organised a medical checkup for diabetes and blood transfusion. The Cancer run will include 10km and 5km a walk for pregnant mothers.
He said they target to give out up one million Mama Kits to the mothers starting with the central region and other parts of the country like Moyo, Isingiro and Nebbi district.
According to Alina Pelka from the Aidpold company in Poland they chose to work with Uganda because their country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates while Uganda has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.