AFYA improves global health by rescuing surplus medical supplies and delivering them to underserved health systems around the world.
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.
MAP KEY: DISASTER AID | CUSTOM DELIVERY | LUGGAGE FOR LIFE
$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