About the Afya Foundation
Inspired by the land, the people and the language, the name Afya is the Kiswahili word for good health. Founded in 2007, Afya has shipped more than 4 million pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies to more than 15 countries.
Afya has established a regional program to collect medical supplies from numerous venues around the New York area. The Afya Warehouse in Yonkers serves as a temporary supply storage, where the supplies are sorted, inspected, boxed and packed for shipment by volunteers.
The Afya Foundation depends on volunteer donations to sustain its mission to save and rehabilitate lives abroad.
To find out more about the Afya Foundation, check out our social networks here:
- Website: Afyafoundation.org
- Sortathon Website: Sortathon.afyafoundation.org
- Facebook: Facebook.com/TheAfyaFoundation
- Youtube: Youtube.com/user/AfyaFoundation
About Global Links
Global Links is a medical relief and development organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1989, Global Links is dedicated to improving health and promoting health equity in developing countries. Programs include the provision of high quality medical supplies and equipment that have been systematically recovered from U.S. hospitals. Dedicated volunteers help Global Links to maintain high quality standards and low costs. ][Since its founding, Global Links has provided more than $170 million in critical medical aid to developing nations, including Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua.
To find out more about Global Links go to www.globallinks.org
About The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.
The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world's most challenging humanitarian crises. Our solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief. More than 40,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people. Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Irving, Texas, USA, with offices in Wisconsin, Washington D.C., Germany and India. www.aidmatrix.org
ALAN’s Mission is to engage the supply chain community to support and assist humanitarian relief efforts. American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) serves as a primary point of industry contact for disaster relief support. ALAN makes donation needs visible to the logistics industry and establishes an efficient process for providing the necessary goods and services through its web portal, www.alanaid.org. Needs for supply chain expertise, products, equipment, and services such as transportation, warehousing and material handling are matched with available donations.
About Project Chernobyl
Project Chernobyl is a 501c3 organization, funded by Federal government, NY State, NY City and private foundations. Project Chernobyl was established in 2004 to address the marked increase in thyroid cancer among hundreds of thousands of immigrants to New York from regions affected after the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Project Chernobyl has conducted free screenings for thousands of patients at highest risk for thyroid cancer. Project Chernobyl has expanded its work to population residing in regions of New York State with significantly increased incidence of thyroid cancer, due to proximity of nuclear power stations and nuclear research facilities. Project Chernobyl's subsidiary Project 9/11 has been one of the key advocates for insurance coverage of cancers among 9/11 first responders resulting from toxic exposure during the clean up effort. Another subsidiary, Project 100, has focused on documenting increased cancer and chronic diseases among subway workers due to severe exposure to toxic and cancerogenic substances after 9/11. Dr. Igor Branovan is President and Founder of Project Chernobyl. www.projectchernobyl.org/