In Uganda, 34.6% of the population lives on $1.99 per day according to the World Bank 2016 country poverty report. However the average cost of an out patient day visit to a grade three ranges from $10 and $20 per ART visit.
Only 22% of hospitals have specialized machines like electrocardiography (ECG) machine and health centers reported relatively low availability of the lab equipment required for simple tests according to research conducted by Infectious Disease Research Collaboration IDRC in 2014.
They also found that the availability of basic patient transportation was quite low, close or close to zero outside of one privately hiring an ambulance. With less than 15% of health centers having access to a working phone.