Lack of food is one of the factors that affects maternal health in rural Malawi. Read our latest blog to learn more about how our healthcare program is tackling this challenge and encouraging women to come to the hospital on time.
Covid-19 Vaccines in Malawi
“We will not end the pandemic anywhere unless we end it everywhere,” said the World Health Organization Director-General.
On March 5th, 2021, Malawi received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccinations. This was made possible by global advocates fighting for vaccine equity. Their moral leadership ensures the vaccine will be available to both higher-income and lower-income countries. For these advocates, we are exceedingly grateful.
The Government of Malawi distributed its first COVID-19 vaccines to Malawian soldiers, immigration officers, healthcare workers, etc. Included were healthcare workers in the private sector. 45 people on Orant’s campus received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of March. 41 were staff. 4 were family of staff who live on campus. The staff who haven’t received a vaccine can expect one when the government rolls out mass vaccinations.
After a year of more stress than most, we finally feel some relief. We can now continue to serve Malawi’s most vulnerable with less fear and anxiety.
The Orant Journal
We believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, and we know that making timely and professional decisions can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Read on to hear the story of Samuel, a boy afflicted by severe malaria.
Orant’s Kasese Health Center serves thousands of people each year. Many women prefer to come to our Maternity Ward to deliver their new babies. Read on to learn about Mwayiwawo’s experience in the Kasese Health Center.
It is always heartbreaking whenever a mother sees her child sick. For Consolatta Kazinga, the situation was worse as she watched her two children on hospital beds, suffering from sickle cell anemia and waiting to receive blood.
This week, we had an interview with Linda Phiri, our program manager for the Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health Services.
Orant's Mobile Outreach Clinic diagnosed Tadala with severe malnutrition. Malnutrition in Malawi is at its worst January to March.
Orant's Healthcare Program does more than treat illness. We treat the whole person. Read Angella Samson's journey with hydrocephalus condition.
Monday is the most anticipated day for most patients at Orant's Kasese Healthcare Centre.
Orant runs Cervical Cancer Campaigns to raise awareness, conduct screening, and deliver immunizations
A cholera outbreak in Malawi puts Orant's community at risk. Cholera remains an indicator of global inequity.