Afya Foundation

Essential Medical Supplies Arrive in Vieques from New York Area Donors

FARMINGDALE, NY / SAN JUAN, PR – September 29 – A shipment of nearly a thousand pounds of essential medicines including antibiotics, vaccines, asthma and diabetes drugs has landed in San Juan. The items are bound for medical facilities here and on the nearby islands of Vieques and Culebra.

The delivery was shipped Friday morning by private jet from Long Island’s Republic Airport to San Juan’s Isla Grande airport, a regional airport near Old San Juan.

The shipment, its delivery, and distribution was facilitated by Vieques Love, a newly formed relief organization with contributions of medical supplies and medicine from the Afya Foundation, the Greater New York Hospital Association and local NY area doctors and pharmacies.