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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?
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