Your donations have purchased a new trailer for our Mobile Outreach Clinic! Read our latest blog as our Mobile Outreach Clinic (MOC) team shares how the new trailer will be of great help to the team’s daily operations.
Mobile Outreach Clinic FAQ
What is the Mobile Outreach Clinic?
Healthcare on wheels. Orant’s Mobile Outreach Clinic travels to rural villages in Malawi to deliver essential medical care. Our mobile team operates daily, 4 days a week in Kasungu and 1 day a week in Dowa.
Why is a Mobile Outreach Clinic necessary?
Many families living in rural Malawi lack access to nutrition, clean water, and proper sanitation. Without these, they cannot prevent and fight illness. When inevitably people get sick, they often live far from medical care. Without a means of transportation, they don’t get the treatment they need.
What services does the Mobile Outreach Clinic provide?
- Screening and treatment of noncommunicable diseases like asthma, epilepsy, and diabetes
- Screening and treatment of communicable diseases like malaria, scabies, and pneumonia
- Laboratory tests
- Wound dressings
- Health education
- Ambulance services to anyone who needs hospital care
- Nutrition support
What challenges does the Mobile Outreach Clinic face?
Though we are proud of our Mobile Outreach Program, it is not without its challenges. We have a high number of patients and limited resources. Our team drives down difficult and impassable roads. Without proper healthcare facilities, we conduct our services in schools and churches.
How many patients does the Mobile Outreach Clinic treat?
In 2021, we treated a total of 42,102 patients. This is double what we treated in 2020.
How is the Mobile Outreach Clinic funded?
A combination of patient fees, donor support, and government programs. Each adult patient is charged MK 500 (49 cents in USD), each child under-five MK 200 (20 cents). Those without fees are assisted equally.
How can one donate to the Mobile Outreach Clinic?
The Orant Journal
In rural Malawi, pregnant women face many challenges including lack of access to prenatal care, poor nutrition, and lack of safe spaces to deliver their babies. Orant is working to change that with the renovation of our maternity ward. Read about it in this week’s blog.
On the last Wednesday of every month, our Kasese Health Centre conducts eye clinics for local residents in need of treatment. Read our latest blog to learn more about our eye clinics and how they help people in rural Malawi.
One of the greatest challenges that our Healthcare program faces is women starting antenatal care too late in their pregnancy. This puts the lives of pregnant mothers and their unborn babies at risk. Read our latest blog to learn about what our Healthcare program is doing to motivate pregnant mothers to start attending antenatal care as soon as they find out that they are pregnant.
As Orant renovates our campus in Kasese, we find a need for more consistent power supply. Working with Green Impact Technologies, we will be installing solar power onto our campus. Read more about the project here!
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.
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.