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.
Orant’s Healthcare Program is the oldest of our programs. We have a static health clinic on our campus in Kasese and a mobile clinic that travels daily to see patients in hard to reach rural areas. We see tens of thousands of patients a year for a variety of ailments, by far the most common of which is malaria. More than half of our patients are under five. The vast majority of our patients are unable to access other healthcare as it is often too far away or lacks adequate medicine.
Healthcare in Malawi is woefully inadequate. Under-funding and under-staffing often make basic care unavailable to most Malawians. Hospitals often have unsanitary conditions and regularly run out of basic medicines like malaria treatment.
Our rural Health Center and Mobile Outreach Clinic fill the gap. We employ an excellent team of highly trained Malawian staff that includes three clinical officers, eight nurses, and thirteen patient care attendants. Our fully stocked pharmacy provides some of the only access to high-quality medicine for miles around. We deliver 40 or more babies a month in our maternity ward and provide excellent prenatal care for up to 100 mothers at any given time. Our ambulance drivers transport serious cases to higher levels of care, creating a critical lifeline to healthcare for thousands of people.
Orant Charities Africa Healthcare Roadmap
In 2022 Orant Charities Africa developed a new Roadmap for our Healthcare operations under the leadership of our new Director of Healthcare Programs.
Anyone can access the full document linked below for more information on how Orant is improving Healthcare treatments in Central Malawi.
Orant hosts regular Prenatal, HIV/AIDS and other on-site clinics, at our health center in Kasese.
Mobile Outreach Clinic
Our Mobile Outreach Clinic travels to remote villages to offer life-saving treatments for malaria and other diseases.
Kasese Health Center
The Kasese Health Center is our on-campus static clinic where we treat tens of thousands of patients annually.
Stories From The Field
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.