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Help Afya Help Survivors of Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai has devastated Mozamique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Approximately 2.6 million have been impacted.

Serious injuries and trauma have resulted in people seeking care from devastatingly under-resourced hospitals and primary care clinics.

People often ask Danielle “How did you start Afya, what inspired you, weren’t you worried about changing your entire life?”

Every story has a beginning. This is Danielle’s.

During this unique and inspirational TedX Talk, Danielle shares her own inner discovery to the sounds of self and her personal calling-the one that led straight to Afya’s front door.

Watch, share, be inspired to find your sounds of self….the ones calling you to create change.

We are celebrating ten years of life and life-saving work.

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Who benefits from the work Afya Foundation Does


Health care is a human right that belongs to each of us, regardless. We each own the right to live out our unique life story and access to healthcare is one of the many quiet partners that help make it possible. Who benefits from Afya’s work? Individuals, families, communities who live in underserved places worldwide, they benefit. And because they exist, we do. Their need and right to living their life and receiving healthcare during dire times is a need we regard, take to heart and act on. Because we can. It is unimaginable to be a bystander to the suffering of others, especially when you can do something about it. We act on behalf of those we don’t know and never will, but their lives are worth fighting for. Their stories deserve to be told.

Poverty should never be the determinant of access to care.

Notably, doctors and nurses also benefit. Because of our supplies, these professionals finally have access to the tools vitally needed to deliver care. It interrupts the exodus of frustrated and defeated professionals. With supplies, they are far more likely to stay. In every community, there are leaders who can steer their community to care. These are the heroes we help every day.

The recipients will never know how hard people in the US have worked on their behalf.

We believe health care is a human right. Our actions support their lives and story.


The Afya Foundation takes pride in its expertise in three specific areas:

• Providing local hospitals with a socially responsible and environmentally green mechanism to divert surplus materials from our landfills.
• Providing unique, structured and meaningful opportunities for local volunteers to engage and contribute to improving global health.
• Improving the quality of and access to healthcare worldwide in communities with urgent needs for supplies.

 Afya’s work is possible because of the extraordinary support of our community and its expansive village.

The whole we come together to create, changes the lives of hundreds of thousands, people we will never know.
Because they exist, we do.



The US Healthcare system discards >7000 tons of usable medical supplies every year. Since 2008, AFYA has rescued over $26MM worth of these supplies from landfills and READ MORE . . .

Partner Spotlight: Rescue
Rescue Efforts by Afya Foundation


Hundreds of volunteers, including children and those with physical, intellectual or psychiatric disabilities, spend hours sorting, cataloging and packing recovered medical supplies from READ MORE . . .

Partner Spotlight: Sort
Afya Foundation Sort Efforts


Many health systems in the developing world lack the medical supplies that are required to provide quality healthcare – even the most basic ones like sterile gloves and sutures.  READ MORE . . . 

Partner Spotlight: Deliver
Deliver efforts by Afya Foundation

Participating Healthcare Partners

Albany Medical Center
BronxCare Health System
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Calvary Hospital
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Hospital for Special Surgery
Lifespan Health System
The New Jewish Home
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Montefiore Health System
Mount Sinai Health System
NYC Health + Hospitals
New York Presbyterian Healthcare System
Northwell Health
NYU Langone Health
St. Barnabas Hospital
St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Valley Health System
Visiting Nurse Service of NY
Westchester Medical Center
Western Connecticut Health Network
Yale New Haven Health System

Participating Sort Partners

Ability Beyond
Another Step
Association of Operating Room Nurses
Bank Leumi
Camp Round Lake
Camp Sprout Lake
CCI Summer Program in Greenwich
Columbia University
Community Based Organization
Devereux Adult
Devereux New York Cares
Dominican College
Fusion Academy
Hawthorne Foundation
Hebrew Home
Heschel School
Hofstra University
Hogan Lovells
Iona College
J-Teen Leadership
Kittay House
Kol Ami
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mercy College
Mosaic Mental Health
New York Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York University (Office of Alumni)
Opengate Inc.
S.A.I.L. Ferncliff Manor
Scarsdale Rotary Club
Scarsdale Synagogue
Scranton University
Shaaray Tefila
Special Citizens Futures Unlimited
Steer for Student Athletes
Temple Israel Center
Touro University
Towson University
UJA-Federation of New York/ Westchester
Urseline School
WARC Hawthorne
WARC Yonkers
Westchester Hebrew School
Westchester School for Special Children
White Plains High School
YAI Elmsford
YAI Tarrytown
Yardi Property Management Software
Yonkers Public Schools
York University
YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester

Afya's Global Reach



$34,000,000 worth of life-saving supplies delivered

8.5 million pounds (3.9 million kilograms) of medical necessities diverted from the US waste stream

760 national and international healthcare capacity projects

1,500 Luggage For Life bags delivered

2,500 volunteers annually

285 shipping containers delivered

76 countries impacted

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