In response to the 7.8- magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16th, the Afya Foundation announced it will send ten pallets of desperately needed medical and other key humanitarian supplies to Ecuador this week.
An container of surgical supplies, equipment and medical furniture was packed today for the Hallelujah Higher Medical Clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Afya shipped a container of medical supplies for our partners in Ethiopia. As part of its commitment to improving public health, the Ethiopian government has significantly increased the number of teaching hospitals throughout the country. The medical equipment in this container will support higher-level diagnostics and surgical care at a major new teaching hospital.
Afya shipped a container to Ghana to support the work of Dr. Merkatz, who has been professor and university chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Einstein and University Hospital Montefiore Medical Center for 33 years. Afya’s supplies will be used in two hospitals. Dr. Merkatz’ goal is to train 1,000