BENEFITING: Afya Foundation, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Aug 31, 2015
Afya aims to provide an environmentally responsible solution to the dire shortage of healthcare supplies in underserved communities globally. Afya collects and delivers critically needed surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crises worldwide. Afya recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from healthcare centers. Each year, American hospitals discard 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies. Since 2008, Afya has recovered $26 million worth of these critical supplies. Afya has worked with public health partners in 56 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. We work with healthcare professionals to ascertain the specific needs of each mission and ship custom containers, pallets or duffel bags.