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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.

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 […]

FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS IN TEXAS NEED OUR HELP!

Texas Health Center Donations

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

Healthcare Volunteers

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

COVID-19 Homeless

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

Beirut Medical Donations

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% […]

A Whole Lot of Holism at Afya

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Occupational Therapy Student Blog Post December 14, 2020 Carina Frantz, Mercy College Occupational Therapy Program My internship as an occupational therapy student at Afya Foundation has illustrated for me how vital a holistic approach is to occupational therapy (OT). Combining medical and social models, OT understands that people have been shaped by ongoing physical and […]