News & Updates

Check out our news and updates to learn more about our programs as well as what we have been doing in and for the community. 

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If you are a health provider interested in presenting at one of our workshops, please contact us at 215-546-1232.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!


May 2019 AFAHO Founder, Tiguida Kaba receives HIAS Pennsylvania 2019 Golden Door Award for her work in bringing healthcare to African refugees and immigrants. 

August 2018  Philadelphia Inquirer: "Philly program helps African and Caribbean immigrant youth thrive in their new city".

December 2016 AFAHO featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for its partnership with a Drexel program that connects survivors of female genital cutting to health clinics. 

March 2016 AFAHO receives a "Barra grant" for operational support to expand its care for all.

December 2013 AFAHO featured on “”

Spruce Hill: African Immigrants Struggle to Navigate City’s Healthcare System.

December 2013 – AFAHO is chosen as a “Four Seasons Hotel – 30 Days, 30 Ways Recipient!”

May 2013 AFAHO’s executive director contributes a piece to ‘The Public’s Health” blog - “The Health of the African and Caribbean Immigrant Community”. 

May 2013 AFAHO receives a grant from the Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation to support our “HEART” heart disease program.

March 2013 AFAHO receives a grant from the Foundation of the National Institute of Health (FNIH) to implement a heart disesase program for African immigrant women in Philadelphia.

November 2012   AFAHO’s Executive Director, Mrs. Oni Richards-Waritay awarded with the Valentine Fund for Visionary Leadership from the Valentine Foundation.

January 2012 – AFAHO receives training and funding from the Family Planning Council to offer a teen pregnancy prevention program to African and Caribbean teens in the greater Philadelphia area.

April 2011  AFAHO receives a contract from the Office On Women’s Health aimed at Reducing Health Disparities by Preventing Obesity among Minority and Underserved Women and Girls!

December 2010   AFAHO wins award from the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health to provide resiliency building services to African and Caribbean immigrant and refugee children in Philadelphia to improve their assimilation and acculturation into their new surroundings.

October 2010 – The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) received a two year grant from the Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Foundation to prevent obesity in African and Caribbean children aged 6-12 utilizing nutrition education and physical activity.