Water & Sanitation

About 20% of Malawians don’t have basic water supply services. That is 4.5 million people. Even those who do have access to water must walk two kilometers to fetch it and carry it home. Most often this responsibility falls onto women and girls. 

Only about 6% of the population has access to improved sanitation facilities. Almost all children suffer complications from water-borne illnesses like diarrhea.

Orant’s Water Program:

  • drills and repairs wells 
  • runs community sanitation campaigns
  • delivers health education
  • trains communities in water treatment  
  • builds latrines and menstrual hygiene facilities 

Orant’s Water & Sanitation Program is nationally recognized. We are part of WESNET (Water Environmental Sanitation Network) and have contributed to developing national water and sanitation policies.

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COVID-19 Prevention in Malawi

Orant has been working with local stakeholders to fight coronavirus since before the first cases arrived in the country.

Our staff has undergone COVID-19 prevention training. We have supplied 25 trading posts, churches, and other public meeting places with: 

  • hand-washing facilities 
  • training to care for the facilities
  • cleaning chemicals

We have provided over 22,000 people with face masks. 

Stories From The Field

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food: Chancy’s Story Chancy and Magdalene Every mother’s worst nightmare is seeing her child’s health deteriorate. “It was

Getting Tested for HIV in Malawi Orant’s Kasese Health Center’s HIV unit runs a voluntary counseling and testing clinic every day. Staff

Malaria Stories: Agness Mateyo In the darkness of a Thursday night, a motorcycle enters the Orant Charities Kasese Health Center premises, carrying

Interview with Orant Board Member Dr. Melda Phiri Dr. Melda Phiri Orant is excited to welcome Dr. Melda Phiri to our Board of Directors.

Getting Tested for Cervical Cancer in Malawi why it matters and what to expect Mary Kadzola, Nurse at Kasese Health Center Malawi

Orant’s Kasese Youth Club

Orant’s Kasese Youth Club Rose Phiri’s Story Kasese Youth Club Member, Rose Phiri What happens when we give youth the tools to

Making Clean Water Accessible in Malawi One Donor’s Life-Changing Gift https://youtu.be/upb64K8_iLA In the Eastern part of Chikumba village, Traditional Authority in Dowa

Orant’s Medical Treatments by the Numbers 2021 was a historic year for Orant Charities. Our clinicians cared for over 70,000 patients, 40%

Cervical Cancer in Malawi

Cervical Cancer in Malawi Glyceria Selemani Meet Glyceria Glyceria Selemani was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May of this year. “I was

Scabies Outbreak in Rural Malawi Belita Milanzi at Orant’s Mobile Outreach Clinic On a weekday in the scorching heat of November, small