African Family Health Organization

Posted by on June 18, 2007

African Family Health Organization

African Family Health is a new organization serving immigrants in the Philadelphia region. The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) was founded to assist, serve and empower African and Caribbean immigrants in order to improve their access to healthcare and social services. AFAHO also serves the health and educational needs of other disadvantaged people in various parts of Africa.

AFAHO was created to respond to the health and social service needs of the growing number of hard-to-reach and often underserved immigrant families in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Many immigrants hesitate to seek health and social services due to language and cultural barriers, lack of information and knowledge about available resources, and fear of deportation. Intervention services targeting this population are minimal. AFAHO aims to eliminate this disparity by assisting its target population to access and receive health and social services.

AFAHO is located at 260 South Broad Street, 10th Floor, in Philadelphia, and can be reached by phone at 215-546-1232 or by email at

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