MacPherson Chigwenembe joined Orant Charities Africa in July 2022 as a clinician at Kasese Health Center. Learn more in his staff highlight.
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 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
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.