BFA Remains Active in Atlanta Amid Coronavirus

Books For Africa was recently profiled in two of Atlanta's major media outlets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV 2 Atlanta, for its work supporting medical personnel in Africa with needed medical resource books during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as assisting students with books during school closures.

The video coverage and newspaper article show that, even during these trying times, BFA is committed to helping fight the pandemic by building capacities in developing countries. With the help of a recently approved $150,000 grant from the Merck Foundation, BFA is providing thousands of medical resource books in print and medical e-books to doctors, nurses and medical students across the African continent. These materials in the hands of health care workers will help make people in Africa safer now and in the event of future medical emergencies.

BFA has shipped a record 3.3 million books to African students this fiscal year (since July 1, 2019), including a recent shipment to Kenya.

While the coronavirus pandemic has added additional challenges, including port closures in both the U.S. and in Africa, as well as social distancing guidelines, BFA continues to keep its warehouse in Atlanta open and running, working to get books to African children and professionals, as well as to prepare for eventual reopenings. This year, BFA plants to ship its 50 millionth book this year since its founding in 1988.

Check out the video below or read the AJC article!