FAQs about Afya
Why does AFYA reject items that are still “good”?
AFYA only ships medical supplies that have the longest viable shelf life in order to ensure that areas/people with the greatest need have access tot he highest grade level of support. As we continue to refine our processes, this is an area planned for further development.
Can any items that have expired be useful in some way?
YES! Items such as expired surgical gloves can be opened, counted, and repurposed for non-medical use. Check with an AFYA staff member!
Who does AFYA ship medical supplies to?
AFYA ships medical supplies to overseas hospitals and clinics staffed by credentialed doctors/healthcare workers, in areas of acute need, usually due to chronic poverty, natural disaster, or other catastrophic event.
Is there anything I can do in addition to volunteering here on site?
YES! AFYA has established a program called Lifeline. When taking an overseas vacation you can contact local clinics where you will be visiting, and ask them to provide you with a list of needed supplies. AFYA will pack a duffle bag for you with all the necessary documentation and you will have the joy of knowing you brought health and wellness on your holiday!
Does AFYA accept private donations of things I may have around the house?AFYA does gratefully accept certain items from private donors like you! Please speak with and AFYA staff member for details.