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AFYA improves global health by rescuing surplus medical supplies and delivering them to underserved health systems around the world.

HOW WE DO IT . . .

RESCUE

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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
SORT

COMMUNITY IMPACT

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
DELIVER

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACT

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
Who benefits from the work Afya Foundation Does

WHO BENEFITS?

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.

Afya's Global Reach
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MAP KEY: DISASTER AID |  CUSTOM DELIVERY  |  LUGGAGE FOR LIFE

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

$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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