A concerned women sits next to a placard during a protest by women and men, medical practitioners and people living with HIV, protesting the high maternal deaths in Kampala Uganda, Friday, May 27, 2011. The group stormed the Constitutional Court in Kampala to hear for themselves a public interest court case filed against the government. About 16 women die in Uganda while giving birth due lack of adequate health facilities.

The case comes at a time when Members of Parliament sworn-in a week ago are demanding that the government extends a $20,000 advance to each of them among other proposals for an upward review in pay and a removal of taxes on cars which they will buy under the already generous motor vehicle loan scheme.