THE BLOG

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.

Federally Qualified Health Centers in Texas need our help!

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Since the pandemic hit, Afya has delivered PPE and medical supplies to over 40 Federally Qualified Health Centers in New York, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Today we add Texas to that list. March 2, 2021 By: Marissa Roberge, Social Media Intern One of Afya’s primary areas of focus in the United States is Federally Qualified […]

Boxes For Life is keeping volunteerism alive during the pandemic

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Afya’s customizable programming makes volunteer work accessible February 24, 2021 By: Marissa Roberge, Social Media Intern Afya’s volunteers have come out in support of medical professionals and their patients in a big way these last 10 months. Corralling volunteers during a global health crisis sounds like an impossible task, but you may be surprised by […]

Helping the Homeless

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There is an urgent need to bring PPE to New York’s most vulnerable population By: Marissa Roberge February 9, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal, is “fueling New York City’s homeless crisis.” A historic high, about 20,000 people are currently experiencing homelessness. To make matters worse, homeless individuals are particularly vulnerable to […]

Afya Is Leaving Beirut in Better Shape Than We Found It

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Although the city will continue to rebuild post-explosion, Afya has done all we can for the medical community. The Afya Foundation’s last shipment of medical supplies arrived at hospitals across Beirut, Lebanon in the last week of January 2021. Afya had been delivering medical supplies to Beirut hospitals since the August chemical explosion. These hospitals […]

Transitioning from Student to Employee

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Occupational Therapy Student Blog Post Feb 2, 2021 Christina Medwid, Mercy College Jessica Strohmeyer, Dominican College Occupational therapists (OTs) are trained in areas which help individuals with disabilities transition from being a student to employed. Unfortunately, people with intellectual, developmental, and specific learning disabilities have the lowest employment rate. In the United States only 18.7% […]

Seeing A Need & Giving Back

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Occupational Therapist Student Intern Blog Reflections Luz Garrido I am a Dominican Republic native that came to the U.S. 14 years ago. As a middle school student learning English, I volunteered at the Hudson River Museum. As a junior docent, the museum would offer different career workshops. During one of the workshops, an Occupational Therapist […]

HURRICANE RELIEF

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Afya is busy doing what it does well, respond to needs, worldwide, with tenacity, compassion and the delivery of supplies vitally needed for medical care. The islands have our attention and focus and we can make a difference there.  We have request lists for medical supplies coming in from Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, British Virgin […]

Swimming Against the Current – Occupational Therapy Student Volunteer Spotlight

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Throughout my twenties, I worked a series of lucrative but unsatisfying advertising and sales jobs. I was paid well and enjoyed the challenge, but I felt like my work didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Over time I realized I didn’t feel like I was making a worthy contribution to the world. Around […]