Staff and Key Volunteers

Alonya Lewis, MD, received her medical degree from Kuban State Medical Academy, Russia. Based at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown, she made her father’s homeland of Sierra Leone her home. Dr. Lewis manages medical operations and transforms the lives of hundreds of women each year by conducting vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) surgeries.
Ankur Purohit, PhD, is a materials scientist with an acute understanding and lifelong interest in socioeconomic issues. This, along with his genuine and caring demeanor, has led him to become a vital AWASH supporter. Ankur is locally entrenched in the cause and helps with key operations.
Monica Noce Kanarek is AWASH’s creative director, and the Executive Vice President of Creative at Purohit Navigation. At AWASH, her tenacity and passion for creativity, combined with her compassion, have proven her invaluable.


100% of each donated dollar contributes directly toward patient care and/or hospital infrastructure.

Get involved - If you’re interested in donating money or supplies to AWASH, contact us and we can determine how we may be able to work together.

AWASH is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to AWASH are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
AWASH’s tax identification number is 27-0201161.

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