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Afya Foundation of America

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140 Saw Mill River Road Yonkers, NY 10603
Yonkers, New York - 10603 United States
Phone: 914-920-5081
Website: http://afyafoundation.org

AFYA'S VISION
Afya aims to provide an environmentally responsible solution to the dire shortage of healthcare supplies in underserved communities globally.

How it works?
Afya collects and delivers critically needed surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crises worldwide.

RECOVER
Afya recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from healthcare centers. Each year, American hospitals discard 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies. Since 2008, Afya has recovered $26 million worth of these critical supplies.

SORT
Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate a combined 20,000 hours of service to sort, inventory and pack our recovered medical supplies. This process allows us to maintain a detailed database of our inventory so we can tailor our shipments to our partners’ needs.

SHIP
Afya has worked with public health partners in 56 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. We work with healthcare professionals to ascertain the specific needs of each mission and ship custom containers, pallets or duffel bags.

Accomplishments to Date:
$26,000,000 worth of medical and humanitarian supplies shipped and airlifted abroad

6,000,000 pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies shipped abroad

1,200,000 pounds of supplies sent to the Philippines immediately after Typhoon Haiyan, to Haiti and Japan in the wake of their respective earthquakes and to Pakistan after its devastating floods in 2012.

6500 patients treated in Afya clinics in Port au Prince, Haiti since the 2010 earthquake

720 adaptive building projects completed by Afya builders in our patients’ homes in Port au Prince since 2011

56 African, Caribbean, Latin American and Asian countries that Afya has worked in to support local health missions

33 Haitian men and women employed by Afya as rehab techs and adaptive builders in Port au Prince

The Afya Foundation Responds to the Syrian Refugee Crisis by Shipping its First Container of Donated Medical Supplies and Equipment to Southern Syria

The Afya Foundation has launched a significant humanitarian relief effort to help medical professionals and aid workers in Syria provide medical care to thousands of refugees.  Afya is pleased to announce its role in the new channel of relief that…

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