African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)

Posted October 10th, 2014 at 11:42 am.

African Family Health Organization is a non-profit organization that works with members of the African and Caribbean immigrant and refugee communities in the greater Philadelphia in order to improve their access to healthcare and social services. AFAHO provides direct services to nearly 1,000 members and reaching another 2,500 through community outreach. One of the issues AFAHO focuses  on is the development and implementation of programs aimed at mitigating structural and cultural barriers to HIV/AIDS care for African immigrant women in Philadelphia.

Volunteers may choose to either work directly with members of AFHO’s target community or in their office supporting the staff by providing clerical, professional or other services.

Some of the health programs and services they offer are:

  • Health education workshops
  • Medical escort services
  • Translation & Interpretation
  • Development of bi-lingual health education materials
  • Access to screening services including HIV Counseling & Testing; Pap Smears; GYN exams; mammograms etc
  • HIV/AIDS prevention, education, counseling, testing and linkage to medical care
  • Breast Cancer awareness, education and support
  • Access to Medical Care for the under-insured
  • a maternal and child health services for pregnant women and new mothers.

The human services provided include:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • Adult literacy programs
  • Life skills training
  • Computer Literacy
  • Cultural adjustment workshops to assist in adapting to the culture of the U.S.
  • Tutoring and Mentoring for Children



Contact: 215-546-1232,

Location: African Family Health Organization, 4415 Chestnut Street, Suite 202, Philadelphia, PA 19104

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus. Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

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