MacPherson Chigwenembe joined Orant Charities Africa in July 2022 as a clinician at Kasese Health Center. Learn more in his staff highlight.
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
Everyone who shops at Kasese Trading Post knows Goodwell Chimwanza, the tinsmith. He is always smiling; hard at work.
James Mwambene is the new Healthcare Program Manager for Orant Charities Africa, a Malawian non-profit organization.
Orant's Mobile Outreach Clinic visits rural villages to treat patients who live with non-communicable diseases in Malawi.
Orant’s Mobile Outreach Clinic travels to rural villages in Malawi to deliver essential medical care. Our mobile team operates daily.
Orant Charities Africa's Kasese Health Center introduced an Infant Formula Program to keep orphaned babies safe and healthy.
Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) is a combo of powdered milk, peanut butter, and micronutrients. It's used to treat malnutrition.
Getting tested for HIV in Malawi is easy and free. Everyone between the ages of 13 and 64, should get tested at least once.
Malaria remains one of the most common diseases in Malawi. Cases are high during the rainy season. Agness visits Orant's Health Clinic.