Navigation Links
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.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/CG92508)

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.

"After her presentation and various private meetings with the African First Ladies, Butin said, "It was a true honor to meet these incredible leaders. Talking with them, sharing and problem solving together felt natural, easy and filled with mutual respect. Afya aims for long lasting and sustainable change. Our work with USDFA will create a platform for large scale support and ongoing access to the supplies needed to improve healthcare."

About Afya

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 nearly one hundred 40-foot containers holding more than 4 million pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies, with a combined value exceeding $23 million, to more than 32 countries. To facilitate these efforts, 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 facility where the supplies are sorted, inspected, boxed and packed for shipment by volunteers. Website (afyafoundation.org)

 Media Contact: Danielle Butin Afya Foundation, 914-920-5081, danielle.butin@afyafoundation.org

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Afya Foundation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Cardinal Health Foundation, The Ohio State University Launch Fourth Toolkit to Help Reduce Abuse of Prescription Drugs on College Campuses
2. Lupus Foundation of Florida Applauds Support for Biosimilars Legislation
3. AngioDynamics pledges $500,000 to Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
4. Defeat Diabetes Foundation Teams with CoreMedica Laboratories to Provide Affordable and Reliable A1C Testing for Diabetics
5. Salix Pharmaceuticals Commits $1.125M to AGA Research Foundation
6. Healthy Mother Announces Formation of The Healthy Mother Foundation
7. Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation Awards Grant To CohBar to Develop A Novel Peptide Therapeutic For Alzheimers Disease
8. Codonics Safe Label System and The Emily Jerry Foundation on "Mission of Safety" during National Patient Safety Week
9. Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Launches Online Giving Report
10. Foundation Venture Capital Group Commits Second Round of Funding to Actinobac Biomed
11. Simbionix firma un acuerdo con la Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Foundation (LSS)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... 2017 ... coming to Washington DC ... Tuesday, September 12 th – Monday, September 18 th .The Brain ... MRI brain scans to the public.Where:  BTF,s Mobile ... 501 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings its nationwide initiative, the Road ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... Sept. 7, 2017 Caris Life Sciences, ... fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... benefits of its molecular profiling approach in guiding ... genomic profiling plus (CGP+) with Caris Molecular Intelligence ... on a molecular level, leading to more therapeutic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Ron Norman, CEO of Team Decades, http://www.teamdecades.com ... a distinct rather than generic impression in the job market if one is looking ... of resumes knows that the first impression they give off is not a good ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... 5000 , the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The ... economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Endo-Systems is a ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... With ... oldest general contractors in the United States, can easily manage all of their ... cloud and on premise platforms simultaneously. “As a construction company,” says Ryan Sinnwell, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... Pacific’s protein ingredient market , expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of ... sharing the ‘Global Food Protein Trends & Growth Opportunities in Asia’ – highlighting ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... September 18, 2017 , ... ... solutions, is hosting its Fall DocLink Advanced Admin Training in Irvine, CA. ... will provide attendees with the tools that will allow them to manage DocLink more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):