Afya Foundation, Inc. Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help Afya sort medical supplies in their Yonkers, NY warehouse; start an Afya Club in your community; help Afya with the collection of medical and/or humanitarian supplies.
Geographic areas served: Afya has shipped supplies to numerous countries and regions worldwide, although the focus is on Africa and the African diaspora, and specifically Haiti.
Programs: Shipment of Supplies
Crisis Relief Response
Wazazi: Supporting Maternal Health
Luggage for Life
Haiti Rehabilitation Program
Kids Help Us Help Kids
Our reliability and efficiency has aided in our partnering with other organizations that represent program excellence in the international public health sector. We are a supplies source for numerous international health organizations. We're also involved with leaders in country throughout Africa. We strive to be a highly efficient and effective source of recycled medical supplies, while simultaneously forging systematic change in health care delivery abroad. Afya also contributes to positive health and environmental outcomes by reducing medical waste incineration.
1,100,000 pounds of supplies sent to Haiti immediately after the 2010 Earthquake, to Japan immediately after the 2011 Earthquake and to Pakistan after the 2012 floods
$25,000,000 worth of supplies sent abroad
100 '40 containers shipped abroad to date
134 shipments since 2008
32 Haitians trained and employed, who have treated 3100+ patients since 2010