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Learn more about Afya’s work delivering vital medical supplies to those in need, the volunteers and staff who make it happen, and the impact our deliveries have on communities.

Notes from the field: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

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The Afya Foundation and our partners deliver supplies to refugee welcoming center in New Jersey October 28, 2021 Earlier this month, the Afya Foundation traveled with representatives from Upwardly Global, the Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration (WJCI), Shames JCC, JCC of Mid-Westchester and the UJA-Federation of NY to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The […]

A Son of Haiti Speaks From Ground Zero After the Earthquake

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This article also appears on Hands Up for Haiti. This blog is written by Samson Desamour, who has been on the ground in Les Cayes, the epicenter of the 2021 earthquake, helping to deliver supplies since early last week. Samson is one of Hands Up for Haiti’s original in-country leaders and an Afya Foundation volunteer. The Afya Foundation […]

Meet Afya’s volunteers!

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The Afya Foundation’s Occupational Therapy program brings dedicated volunteers into the warehouse and simultaneously helps volunteers achieve their goals! Get to know some of our volunteers. Jimmy Kuang Jimmy started as a volunteer with Afya during the summer of 2016. After his first day at the warehouse, Jimmy knew that Afya was his home. He […]

You don’t have to be a surgeon to save lives

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Thanks to Afya’s Occupational Therapy interns, any individual with a passion to serve can participate in our mission. April 12, 2021 By: Marissa Roberge The Afya Foundation is an unstoppable force in the realm of disaster relief and, thanks to Afya’s Occupational Therapy interns, any individual with a passion to serve can participate in our […]

This World Water Day, Afya looks back on our work in West Virginia and Flint, MI

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Today we recognize World Water Day, a day commemorating the human right to clean water and sanitation that so many live without. March 22, 2021 By: Marissa Roberge Afya is committed to improving global health across the globe. Part and parcel to that mission is clean water and sanitation. That is why, when possible, Afya […]

Lessons Learned from the Ebola Epidemic

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How The Afya Foundation’s 2014 ebola relief effort informed our coronavirus response By Marissa Roberge Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The Afya Foundation has a track record of successful disaster relief work. This is thanks to the relationships we have developed with health professionals at home and abroad, our stockpile of medical supply, our targeted approach […]