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Afya Foundation Donates Duffels Of Medical Supplies To African First Ladies At Summit In Los Angeles
Date:4/11/2013

YONKERS, N.Y., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Danielle Butin , founder and executive director of the Afya Foundation, a Yonkers-based not-for-profit medical supply recovery organization, gave a presentation at the 2nd African First Ladies Health Summit and Business Roundtable, which took place on April 2 and 3 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles, California. She also presented two Afya duffel bags full of medical supplies to each leader to be donated to a clinic in her country.

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Afya was a Strategic Supporting Partner of the event, which was organized by US Doctors for Africa (USDFA), the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and the African Union Commission to the United States. At the summit, the first ladies of Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Guinea, Congo, Nigeria, Niger, Angola and Congo-Brazzaville met with American business leaders, NGOs, and foreign assistance agencies. The focus of the event was maternal health and, specifically, the "Every Woman, Every Child" campaign--a global effort launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon during the 2010 Millennium Development Goals Summit.

"US Doctors for Africa is proud to be Afya's ongoing partner," said Ted Alemayhu , USDFA's founder and chairman. "Afya plays a critical role in global health by providing access to vitally needed medical supplies and equipment.

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