Medical Supply Sorter
Afya Foundation of America
Afya's mission is to improve global health by rescuing surplus medical supplies and delivering them to underserved health systems around the world. Our triad of objectives includes:
- To improve the quality of and access to healthcare in underserved communities while providing a simple mechanism for US healthcare institutions and professionals to improve global health standards.
- To reduce the environmental impact in our own country by diverting "waste" from landfills and incineration.
- To provide unique and structured opportunities for local volunteers from vulnerable populations to engage in altruistic activities.
Come help us sort through donated consumable, personal care, surgical and medical supplies. We have a 15,000 square feet warehouse in Yonkers, NY where volunteers help us sort and organize items donated items to be shipped to Africa or the Caribbean nations. These critical medical supplies and equipment aids countries devastated by natural disasters and supports our long-term programs to address chronic health disparities in developing nations.
About Afya Foundation of America
140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701, US
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
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.