Afya was featured in Newswire donating supplies to Wuhan, China. Read the original article at: Donated Medical Supplies Leave New York for Wuhan The Afya Foundation Sends Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to China PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: FEB 13, 2020 NEW YORK, February 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) – The Afya Foundation, in partnership with New York-based Foremost Group and […]
Read the original article at: AFYA & Partners To Provide Health Supplies For Covid-19 In New York Afya, a Yonkers-based nonprofit which delivers medical supplies to underserved locations globally, has formed a partnership to assist New York Federally Qualified Health Centers in Westchester County and New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is about […]
Afya is partnering with Hudson River Health Care in Peekskill, which will serve as a distribution point for FQHCs in Westchester. Afya is also sharing supplies with Harlem United, an FQHC with 25 sites that handled about 23,000 visits last year.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, goggles, and face shields are in short supply around the world, but nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers need it in order to stay safe and continue working.
Today, right here with the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, the need for action and the volume of need for protective supplies is indescribable. Hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and community organizations all need to protect their frontline. We have to protect our healthcare workers.
What can a 16-year-old girl possibly do to help in the fight against a virus that people twice my age, with years of professional schooling and experience, can not overcome? Not much, I thought. Afya even sent masks to kids my age at homeless youth shelters. I am helping publicize these efforts which lead to more donations and maybe some saved lives.
Despite being quarantined, with the world seemingly coming to a stop, it is important to realize that while we are comfortable at home that these doctors, nurses, EMTs, etc. are working so hard on the front lines in order to help victims of this crisis.
I currently work remotely as a social media intern. During COVID-19, Afya transitioned to providing healthcare facilities with the personal protective equipment necessary to help mitigate the crisis. Afya has delivered PPE to over 150 healthcare facilities and has distributed over 700,000 masks.