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Phone: 914-920-5081
140 Saw Mill River Road
New York 10701
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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
Gloria's Gathering
Kids Help Us Help Kids

The mission of the Afya Foundation of America: Supplies for Life is to generate the medical, surgical and community-health inventories needed to support well-established health initiatives in Africa and the Caribbean. The Afya Foundation serves as a donation-based clearinghouse, with the primary intent of partnering and supporting established organizations in the international health community. Since its inception in late 2007, the Afya Foundation has set up a network of donor hospitals, health organizations and corporations. It has successfully gathered and sorted supplies and repaired equipment, resulting in the shipment of containers and duffel bags filled with recovered supplies to Africa and the Caribbean. These efforts are only the beginning, and every single item in these shipments represents Afya's ongoing commitment to put all the materials gathered from the New York healthcare market to their optimal use abroad.

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.
6,000,000 pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies shipped abroad and diverted from landfills and 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

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When a friend asked me to entertain her during her temple’s community service day, I had no idea what I was getting myself into; what I thought was a day of good deeds turned into four years of dedicated involvement with an inspiring organization. While I cannot tell you the difference between a ... more »
Reading and hearing about the various problems surrounding global health and women in our modernizing world inspired me to want to make a difference. I could no longer sit on my couch and read the news stories without feeling the need to get up and do something about it. Before discovering AFYA, I ... more »
In a day and age where “voluntourism” has become a mainstream phenomenon, I was convinced that there had to be a way to better the world while also bettering, and remaining within, my own community. When I learned about a possible internship at Afya Foundation, located only 15 minutes away from ... more »
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