Our mission is to recover targeted surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment and humanitarian provisions from the New York healthcare, corporate and private communities in order to establish categorized inventory to support ongoing health initiatives in Africa and the Caribbean.
Afya has delivered 6,000,000 pounds of donated medical supplies, equipment and humanitarian provisions to some of the most underserved people in the world in 35 nations.visit the AFYA Foundation website
Airlift Caribbean (Hurricanes Maria and Irma)
As food and water shortages, lack of medical supplies, and damaged infrastructure plague Caribbean communities hard hit by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift Services (PALS) and Rescue Global are teaming up to deliver large amounts of humanitarian aid to those in need.
Operation Airlift Caribbean partnership will wo…Visit the Airlift Caribbean (Hurricanes Maria and Irma) page
Severe Earthquake Response
On April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal, followed by a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12, with aftershocks in the range of magnitudes 5.6 to 6.3 in the hours following the second quake. Airlink is currently helping its NGO and airline partners respond.
As of May 12, the death toll has climbed to more than 9,000 people, and more than 23,000 were injured. The UN es…Visit the Severe Earthquake Response page
Airlink AirBridge for Ebola Response
The Ebola outbreak affecting Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria was largest in history and the first in West Africa. During the main outbreak (Spring 2014 to Fall 2015), the virus spread to 28,465 people and took the lives of over 11,000. Sierra Leone and Liberia were especially hard hit, with high concentrations in urban areas.
The scarcity of medical supplies proved to be a major ba…Visit the Airlink AirBridge for Ebola Response page
Medical Aid for Ebola Crisis
The Ebola outbreak affecting Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria is largest in history and the first in West Africa. The virus has spread to 1850 people and has taken the lives of over 1000. Sierra Leone (730 confirmed cases, 315 fatalities) and Liberia (599 confirmed cases, 323 fatalities) are the countries most affected by this epidemic, with high concentrations in urban areas.
The sca…Visit the Medical Aid for Ebola Crisis page
Medical Supply Distribution
Throughout Eastern Africa, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals struggle to secure the necessary medical supplies to effectively treat their patients. These exceptionally well-trained medical professionals are hampered by their lack of both basic medical supplies, such as sutures and surgical tools, and technical diagnostic equipment, including ultrasound machines and cardiac monito…Visit the Medical Supply Distribution page
Physical disabilities present a chronic public health challenge in developing nations across the globe. In Haiti, where the 2010 earthquake immediately increased the disabled population by 10%, providing humanitarian assistance to people with disabilities is a critical component of national recovery. The absence of services for people with disabilities leads to an enormous financial and emotiona…Visit the Disability Rehabilitation page
Delivering Relief Aid
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall and decimated many of the islands that comprise the Philippines. Many were left without food, shelter, clean water, or access to medical care they desperately needed. In the wake of the disaster, the AFYA Foundation was contacted by corporate, medical and individual product donors, and they were able to secure donations from a variety of partners …Visit the Delivering Relief Aid page