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Medical Volunteers Needed

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Afya Foundation of America

  • 19 people are interested

Afya takes pride in three areas The Afya Foundation collects medical supplies and equipment from throughout the United States and ships these critical materials to health initiatives worldwide. Our model recognizes that each hospital, government and clinic abroad faces disparate public health conditions. We sort and categorize rescued supplies in order to ship individually tailored shipments to each partner.

Our regional network of medical supply donors and volunteers enables Afya to meet immediate humanitarian needs in areas devastated by natural disaster, public health crises or international conflicts in tandem with our long-term programs to address chronic health disparities. By reducing the amount of unused medical supplies in the US, Afya promotes efficient and environmentally aware healthcare practices at home while sustaining life abroad.

of expertise:

RESCUEsurplus materials from hospitals utilizing a socially responsible and environmentally green mechanism.

SORTdonations with local volunteers engaged in our unique, structured and meaningful volunteer programs.

DELIVERhigh quality specifically requested materials thereby increasing access to healthcare in areas with urgent supply needs.

Medical Volunteers Needed - Nurses, Doctors, Clinicians, Medical Technicians

Unique volunteer opportunity for medical professionals in a non-traditional community-based setting.The medical knowledge of healthcare professionals is essential for our ability to tailor the contents of each shipment to the treatment needs of our health care system partners in urgent need.

Volunteers will assist with:

  • Organizing a steady stream of donated medical supplies and surgical equipment in order to allow for medical supplies to be inventoried and shipped to partners in need:
    • Sorting donated surplus medical supplies or
    • Identifying and labeling medical supplies

If you would like more information about this great opportunity, please call (914) 920-5081 or email: Marygrace.pagaduan@afyafoundation.org

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About Afya Foundation of America

Location:

140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Afya Foundation 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.

The Afya Foundation serves as a donation-based clearinghouse, with the primary intent of partnering and supporting established organizations in the international health community

Description

The Afya Foundation has set up a network of donor hospitals, health organizations and corporations. We have successfully gathered and sorted supplies and repaired equipment, resulting in the shipment of more than eighty shipping containers (each weighing approximatley 35,000 pounds), each filled with recovered supplies that would otherwise be destined for local landfills or incineration. Our reliability and proficiency have fostered strong and binding relationships with organizations that represent program excellence in the international public health sector, including Partners in Health. We are a highly efficient and effective source for medical supplies, while simultaneously forging systematic change in health care delivery abroad. The Afya Foundation also contributes to positive health and environmental outcomes by reducing waste and incineration. We target and collect durables and unopened unexpired consumable medical supplies from New York-area hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, private practices and residences, and ensure that these donated supplies are put into the hands of health care providers abroad -- physicians, nurses, midwives, community health workers, physical and occupational therapists -- all who need medical supplies and equipment in order to deliver aid and make health care improvements.

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

140 Saw Mill River RoadYonkers, NY 10701

(40.94345,-73.8803)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21

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