Afya helps individuals with healthcare needs around the world by collecting and delivering critically needed surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions where people are suffering from the global healthcare crisis.
Afya recovers excess 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. Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate a combined 20,000 hours of service to sort, inventory and pack our recovered medical supplies. This process allows us to maintain a detailed database of our inventory so we can tailor our shipments to our partners’ needs. 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.
Together, we can bring hope and relief to men, women and children around the world living without the medical provisions needed to live healthy, happy lives.