In countries where there is a poor transport infrastructure many labouring pregnant women can't get to hospital in time. This often results in the death of the unborn child. The mother can suffer from a ruptured uterus, a vesicovaginal fistula (which leads to permanent incontinence) or even death. This waiting hostel is being built by the charity Kisiizi Partners at Kisiizi Hospital in south-west Uganda, so that high risk women can spend the last few weeks of their pregnancy close to the hospital's labour ward. This will lead to improved outcomes for many mothers and their babies.