Maternal health activists appeal to court
Friday, March 21, 2014
Human rights activists for improved maternal health services have asked the Supreme Court to hear their petition seeking to compel the Government to provide essential adequate kits in referral hospitals for the mothers’ safe deliveries.
The activists, who congregate under the umbrella of Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), appealed to the Supreme Court after the Constitutional Court rejected their petition branding it “a political question doctrine”.
The Constitutional Court in 2012 ruled that the petition did not fall within its mandate of interpreting the Constitution but; a preserve of the Executive and the Legislature and, therefore rejected it.