The Afya Foundation has had a remarkable 2017, filled with amazing people, places and deeds. Our Afya family appreciates all the support and love you’ve shown us through 2017. Here’s a look at our accomplishments.
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The Afya Foundation’s Luggage for Life program is an easy way to give back to the community you are visiting and spread good health. Learn more about how to personally deliver much needed supplies to a health center of your choice while traveling abroad.
Accomplishments to Date:
$26,000,000 worth of medical and humanitarian supplies shipped and airlifted abroad
6,100,000 pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies shipped abroad
2,770,000 pounds of supplies sent to support disaster relief efforts in Nepal, Sierra Leone, Philippines, Japan, Pakistan and Haiti.
6,850 patients treated in Afya clinics in Port au Prince, Haiti since the 2010 earthquake
3750 adaptive building projects completed by Afya builders in our patients’ homes in Port au Prince since 2011
62 African, Caribbean, Latin American and Asian countries that Afya has worked in to support local health missions
33 Haitian men and women employed by Afya as rehab techs and adaptive builders in Port au Prince
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Anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
AFYA RESPONDS TO HAITI EARTHQUAKE The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. Death toll estimates range from 100,000 to about 160,000 to Haitian government figures from 220,000 to 316,000 that have been widely characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian government. The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged. There has been a history of national debt, unfair trade policies by other countries, and foreign intervention into national affairs that contributed to the pre-existing poverty and poor housing conditions that exacerbated the death toll.