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Advocating for Single-Payer Health Care System

African Services' Amanda Lugg and Bakary Tandia, along with ASC clients, travelled to Albany on May 6 to push for a single-payer health care system in New York. They rallied with groups from all over the state in support of New York Health bills A5389A (Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried) and S2078A (Senator Bill Perkins), which aim at ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to medical insurance without exception.

 

 

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CDC Spotlights ASC's Hep B Program in Report

African Services was featured in a the CDC Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report spotlighting our hepatitis B screening and linkage to care program. 


"[ASC's] Community education efforts included outreach through mosques serving immigrants from Africa, visits to taxi garages to speak with drivers from West Africa, participating in French language 'conference-call radio' shows, and issuing radio public service announcements." 

 

Read more: CDC Spotlights ASC's Hep B Program in Report

CDC Features African Services' Hepatitis B Program in New Report

African Services’ Hepatitis B Program was recently featured in new CDC report.  Read it here

 

 

Tides Foundation Funding for ASC Ethiopia

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor advised fund managed by Tides Foundation, African Services Committee has received significant additional support for its general operating expenses in 2014, costs which include items such as management staffing, office rent, and  utilities, including much higher heating bills this winter. These are costs to which many of our government grants don’t contribute their proportionate share, so surprise assistance from  this donor through Tides is especially  welcome.

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