Poor health is one of the major causes of poverty. The MDGs (goals 4, 5 and 6) focus on reducing child mortality by two thirds, reduce by three quarters maternal mortality and combat HIV-AIDS, malaria and Tuberclosis by 2015. According to Kampala Tugende baseline survey (2014), 68.5% of the respondents had had at least one of their household members’ ill in the last two months.
During sickness, slum dwellers seek for medical care from different health facilities. 45% and 35% seek medical care from government and private/NGO health facilities respectively. While 6% sought health service from drug shops and pharmacists. 2% of respondents go to traditional healer, 6% utilise the services of a community health worker and 3% conduct self-medication. 3% did not seek any medical care when sick.