Ward 17 in Filabusi has no clinic and had no established means of providing medical assistance to the 5 villages in its vicinity. This left the villagers with no alternatives but to travel over 50km to the Filabusi district hospital which is the closest hospital to the ward. This brought about major difficulties especially for women in the villages who are much more in need of frequent medical assistance than men. Women in the ward had difficulties in traveling to the hospital for labor, for infancy checkups (immunizations and weighing), SRHR (access to birth control) and general access to relevant medication for instance women on antiretroviral treatment. The steep costs and poor accessibility of transport for travelling to the district hospital made frequent but necessary visits to the hospital unfeasible hence affecting women and children’s quality of life in the ward.