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  • Garbage Dump Disaster Relief in Sri Lanka

    Publication date:2017-04-26
     On the 14th of April 2017, on the day of Sinhala and Tamil (two ethnic groups in Sri Lanka) New Year day, section of a Garbage fill/dump in Meethotamulla, a suburban city adjoining the capital Colombo, collapsed affecting around 1800 people. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), 30 deaths, 8 missing persons and 11 injuries were reported. The injured were hospitalized and 980 people from 228 families were displaced and relocated to safer location. About 200 houses were damaged and 60 houses were completely damaged. Along with DMC Army, Navy and Air force as well as Police provided immediate relief to the affected.

    • Embassy of Japan in Peru put an article on AMDA visit on their website

      Publication date:2017-04-14

      AMDA Peru and Japan Medical team made a courtesy call to Ambassador Kabutan at Embassy of Japan in Lima, Peru, and the embassy put an article on AMDA visit on their website below. Also, local newspaper introduced AMDA activity and our visit to Japan Embassy in Lima, Peru.

      Please visit their website.

       (Japanese) http://www.pe.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/00_000431.html
       (Spanish) http://www.pe.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/00_000432.html

      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #9: Peru Flood Disaster

        Publication date:2017-04-13



        On April 10th local time, AMDA jointly provided medical service to the affected people with SES (Socios En Salud) under a tent in a park in Piura Region. Three doctors of the joint team saw 95 patients in the morning. Major symptoms seen among patients were muscle ache, joint pain, and headache.

        • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #8: Peru Flood Disaster

          Publication date:2017-04-12
           The joint team comprising AMDA and a local organization, Socios En Salud (Partners in Health) has been conducting relief activities for the flood-affected people in Peru since April 4th, 2017. &

          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #6-7: Peru Flood Disaster

            Publication date:2017-04-11
            AMDA Emergency Bulletin #6-7: Peru Flood Disaster

            AMDA in collaboration with local counterpart in Peru, Socios en Salud (Partner in Health) has been supporting the flood affected people in Lima and its suburbs.

            06 April, 2017

            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4-5: Peru Flood Disaster

              Publication date:2017-04-07

              AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #4-5: Peru Flood Disaster
               
              In response to the floods and mudslides that have struck Peru since last month, AMDA has carried out emergency relief with its Peruvian counterpart, Socios en Salud (Partners in Health) in the suburbs of Lima, the capital.

              04 April 2017

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              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Peru Flood Disaster

                Publication date:2017-04-05





                According to the report from AMDA personnel (one doctor and one coordinator) who arrived in Lima on 02 April, there seemed to have been no damage caused by the flood around the airport and the central part of the city.


                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Peru Flood Disaster

                  Publication date:2017-03-31

                  AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Peru Flood Disaster

                  In response to the floods and mudslides that have struck Peru since last month, AMDA will be sending two relief personnel (one doctor, one coordinator) to Lima, the capital, from its Headquarters in Japan. The two will be arriving in Peru on 02 April.

                  Torrential downpours since last month have caused extensive damage around the country which have affected 797,789 people as a whole.

                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Peru Flood Disaster

                    Publication date:2017-03-22

                    On 21 March 2017, AMDA Peru consulted AMDA Headquarters in Japan on sending relief personnel for the recent flood and mudslide disaster in Peru. In Peru, heavy downpours have been continuing intermittently because of the El Nino effect caused by the rise in the sea surface temperature since last month.

                    According to Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN), a torrential rain has caused floods and mudslides around the country for the past few weeks which left 75 people dead and 20 people missing.

                    • AMDA-Haiti Conducts 6th Annual Free Dental Clinic

                      Publication date:2017-02-20
                      AMDA Haiti conducted it`s annual free dental clinic once again at the Bethel Clinic of the Salvation Army Hospital in Fond-des-Negres, Haiti. A total of 9 members, including the chapter chairperson Dr. Frederic (dentist), from AMDA Haiti successfully conducted the 2 days clinic on the 10th and 11th of February. AMDA Haiti has been collaborating with Bethel Clinic to conduct these missions since 2010, yearly, with the support from AMDA Japan.


                      • AMDA International Conference for Asia Chapters 2016

                        Publication date:2017-01-24
                        AMDA International Conference for Asia Chapters, attended by AMDA chairpersons and partners from Asia region, was convened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for two days during 1-2 December 2016. In total, 29 delegates from 12 different countries were present at the meeting.

                        The primary focus of the conference was `Mission of Sogo-Fujo` which is an expanded version of AMDA’s global networking for the future.

                        • Emergency Relief in Catanduanes, Philippines

                          Publication date:2017-01-18
                          On 25 December 2016, Typhoon Nock-ten which initially landed on Catanduanes Island in the southeast of Luzon, Philippines, took its course to the greater Albay Province to cause extensive damage.

                          Soon after the typhoon passed, AMDA started to closely monitor the local condition by keeping in touch with its regional counterpart, Dr. Gloria Mercado who is one of the key figures for AMDA`s Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace (GPSP) program and currently serves as Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of the Cabinet Secretary of the Philippines and Executive Director of the Performance and Projects Monitoring Office.

                          • Flashflood Disaster in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Indonesia II

                            Publication date:2017-01-04

                            As we reported earlier in our report AMDA Indonesia dispatched two doctors to the flash flood affected area in Bima, NTB. Before departing Makassar on the 28th of December, the team prepared logistics such as medicine, medical tools and daily necessities for the team of two, namely Dr. Indra Sukmana Putra and Dr. Hendra Salim. 


                            • Flashflood Disaster in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 1

                              Publication date:2016-12-28
                              Cyclone Yvette in the Indian Ocean caused hours of heavy rainfall on the 21st and 23rd of December. The downpour caused a flashflood that swept through most of the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). Accor

                              • AMDA Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake 04: Report of AMDA Indonesia team from Pidie, Aceh

                                Publication date:2016-12-27
                                Situation Analysis
                                December 7, 2016 at 05:03 WIB a strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 hit the Aceh province in Sumatra Island of Indonesia. The shock was reported to be at a depth of 8.2 km and the epicenter was located near the village of Reuleut in Pidie-Jaya regency. It is located about 164km (102mile) southeast of the province's capital, Banda Aceh. At least 102 people died in the quake, with at least 1,000 people injured and many more were forced to evacuate.
                                The earthquake struck early morning while many people were still asleep or preparing for Morning Prayer.

                                • AMDA Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake 03

                                  Publication date:2016-12-14
                                  According to the National Agency for Disaster Management the latest death toll stands at 102 with more than 500 injured, about 125 of them sustained serious injuries. More than 150 houses and 100s of buildings including around 14 Mosques were damaged due to the strong earthquake.
                                    
                                  As per the local report the hospital in Pidie Jaya was overcrowded and thus hospital medical teams were transferring some survivors to the neighboring town of Sigli. Sigli is the capital city of neighboring region of Pidie and located about 19km from the epicenter.

                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake 01-02

                                    Publication date:2016-12-09
                                    According to United States Geological Survey [USGS], magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Aceh in Indonesia on December 7th at 5:03am local time. While more than 90 deaths have been confirmed with hundreds be

                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-08

                                      Publication date:2016-10-31
                                      Report on AMDA’s Haiti Hurricane Relief #8
                                      (19 October-3 November 2016)

                                      19 October 2016:
                                      After AMDA’s second batch of Japanese relief personnel (one nurse and one coordinator) returned to Japan, the joint relief team of AMDA Haiti-Japan continued to work in Centre Sante de Moron in Moron City located in the west.


                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-07

                                        Publication date:2016-10-25

                                        On October 18th, AMDA Haiti and AMDA Japan team participated in WHO Health Cluster meeting and presented AMDA team’s medical activities at Sentre Sante de Moron hospital.

                                        After the meeting, the joint team moved to Moron and continued medical activities. AMDA nurse provided education and information session on how to control Cholera infection to hospital staff and patients’ families. AMDA doctors with local hospital staff has been providing medical care to Cholera patients as well as patients with other complaints. One male patient came in with an external injury on dorsum of his right foot and medically cared by AMDA doctor from Japan. On the 18th, 29 patients were hospitalized and 27 of them were diagnosed with Cholera. The team saw the gradual increase of cholera patients compared to yesterday. 

                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-06

                                          Publication date:2016-10-19

                                          At the meeting with the coordinator for Cholera preventive measures from the Ministry of Health, Haiti, on October 17th, AMDA team was referred to Sentre Sante de Moron hospital in Moron, one hour and half away from Jeremie City, for medical activity.

                                          In this hospital, 19 patients were hospitalized and most of them are Cholera patients. Two new Cholera patients were admitted to the hospital. However, there were neither medications nor personal protective gears were available at the hospital. Thus, hospital staff and AMDA team used medications and goods they purchased in Port Au Prince a few days ago.

                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-05

                                            Publication date:2016-10-18

                                            In response to the local assessment and on local request, AMDA decided to dispatch a second medical team of three, composed of a medical doctor, a nurse and a coordinator from Japan. AMDA`s 2nd team left Japan on 14th October and one member arrived in Haiti on 15th of October and another two members arrived on the morning of  October 16th.


                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-04

                                              Publication date:2016-10-17



                                              After the joint team of AMDA Haiti, NPO TMAT and AMDA conducted relief activities in the affected area in Jeremie, they came back to Port au Prince and AMDA received the local report today.

                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-03

                                                Publication date:2016-10-12
                                                After AMDA and TMAT (a Japanese NGO) collaborative team from Japan arrived in Haiti on October 9th, the team met and had a meeting with AMDA Haiti to share local information and to talk about their plan on emergency relief. According to AMDA coordinator, he does not see much damage or any disturbance from the hurricane in the central part of Port-au-Prince. Thus, AMDA Haiti and the team could purchase medications (NSAIDS, Antibiotics, Ointment, gloves and others) without any problem.

                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-02

                                                  Publication date:2016-10-08
                                                  After a local press meeting at AMDA Okayama office, AMDA coordinator has left Okayama train station at 10:07 in the morning. He will fly to Haiti from Narita Airport in Tokyo in the evening. According

                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-01

                                                    Publication date:2016-10-07
                                                    In response to the massive Hurricane Matthew that struck the Caribbean region, AMDA has decided to send one emergency relief coordinator to Haiti. The storm reached the country at 7:00 AM local time o

                                                    • 2016 AMDA Ophthalmologic Mission in Mongolia

                                                      Publication date:2016-09-23
                                                      For the last six years, AMDA’s ophthalmologic project in Mongolia has been one of its most viable initiatives to date. Hoping to provide better eye-care for the people in Mongolia, the project p

                                                      • Follow-up: AMDA's Second Mission for Sri Lankan Flood Disaster

                                                        Publication date:2016-08-30
                                                        The torrential rain due to the tropical storm that occurred in May swept through a large part of Sri Lanka. The rain caused floods and landslides around the country, leaving more than 300,000 people affected with over 200 deaths. In response to this calamity, AMDA Headquarters sent a coordinator in June to launch emergency relief with AMDA Sri Lanka, St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka and a local Lions Club. The joint relief team provided aid supplies and medical assistance to local schools and a temple in two hard-hit villages of Malwana and Kolonnawa in the outskirt of Colombo. The relief work was funded by Rissho-Kosei-kai’s Donate-A-Meal Movement, a movement dedicated to peace building around the world.

                                                        • Kumamoto earthquake: Nepali dumplings in the summer festival

                                                          Publication date:2016-08-17
                                                           Kumomoto was stuck by two devastating earthquake within a week, 6.5 magnitude on 14th and 7.3 magnitude on April 16th 2016 and followed by many aftershock for months.
                                                          The disaster killed 49 people and thousands of people lost their houses and more than 180,000 people were affected by the earthquake.
                                                          AMDA staff and director of GPSP support Bureau, Ms. Tae Namba was born and brought up in Mashiki-machi, Kumomoto which was the epicenter of this earthquake.

                                                          • 2016 AMDA Peace Building Programme in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

                                                            Publication date:2016-08-17


                                                            AMDA Peace Building Programme was initially started, having the history of 26-year ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka as a background. At the time of civil strife, both the Sinhalese and the Tamils hardly had any interaction or communication with each other, and the society was literally split into two.

                                                            • AMDA-Suganami Scholarship for Sri Lankan Students

                                                              Publication date:2016-07-05
                                                              The Suganami Family Foundation has been providing financial help to medical students in Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Turkey, Mongolia and Sri Lanka in the form of SUGANAMI Scholarships under the g

                                                              • AMDA's Second Mission for Sri Lankan Flood Disaster

                                                                Publication date:2016-06-24
                                                                In mid May, most part of Sri Lanka went through severe flooding and landslides. Several days of incessant rain caused extensive flood in many parts including Colombo. More than 100 people died and more than 250,000 people were affected around the country.

                                                                As the second stage of relief activities, AMDA International joined AMDA Sri Lanka and Ministry of Health to conducted a free medical and relief mission in the Kolonnawa village. Kolonnawa is a low-lying area in the outskirts of Colombo inhabited by all three ethnic groups of Sri Lanka Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim. The area was inundated during the flood in May. People experienced property damage and loss along with severe living conditions during the flood and according to the head priest from the local Buddhist temple the area hardly received any help from outside. This much-needed mission was made possible with the generous and timely support from Rissho Kosei-kai`s “Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace” movement.

                                                                • AMDA Relief Mission for Sri Lankan Flood and Landslides

                                                                  Publication date:2016-06-13
                                                                  In mid May, a low-pressure zone above Sri Lanka caused heavy rainfall all over the country and forced the water level in most of major rivers in the country to rise, especially, in the western and central province. Several days of incessant rain caused flood in many parts of the country such as Colombo, Katunayake, Ratmalana, Mannar, and Trincomalee, Kurunegala, Kegalle, Nuwaraeliya, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kandy Puttalam, Batticaloa and Anuradhapura.

                                                                  As of end of May more than 100 people died and many more are still missing. According to the local officials, heavy flood and landslide affected more than 250,000 people around the country.

                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 22

                                                                    Publication date:2016-06-10
                                                                    While schools have already restarted in Mashiki-machi, Kumamoto, the number of evacuees at Hiroyasu Elementary School has declined to 157 from 800-plus at its peak. Nevertheless, still 136 p

                                                                    • Visit to Siddhara Children and Women Hospital

                                                                      Publication date:2016-05-30
                                                                      On 9 March in 2016, we, 3 professors and 7 students of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, visited at Siddhara Children and Women Hospital (SCWH) established by AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors i

                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin: Ecuador Earthquake 6

                                                                        Publication date:2016-05-27
                                                                         While it has been more than a month since the massive quake hit Ecuador on April 16th, AMDA has shifted the focus of its activities from emergency relief to rehabilitation assistance. As of

                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 21

                                                                          Publication date:2016-05-25
                                                                           AMDA’s coordinator (also a board member), who was happened to be from the town of Mashiki-machi, withdrew from AMDA’s activity site (Hiroyasu Elementary School) after a month-stint.

                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 19~20 (Summary)

                                                                            Publication date:2016-05-20
                                                                            Even after a month since the catastrophic earthquake hit Kumamoto, still more than 10,000 people have been forced to seek refuge in evacuation shelters. Accordingly, the pressing issue for now is to c

                                                                            • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Project in Indonesia

                                                                              Publication date:2016-05-18
                                                                               

                                                                              For the second time in a row, AMDA International teamed up with its long-time partner Taiwan International Health Action (TaiwanIHA) to conduct Cleft Palate and reconstructive surgery free of charge in the Pare-pare and Barru districts of Eastern Sulawesi. AMDA was able to conduct the three day-long mission due to the extensive local network that AMDA-Indonesia has in the region.

                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 18

                                                                                Publication date:2016-05-13
                                                                                 While it has been almost one month since the evacuation life has started in Mashiki-machi’s Hiroyasu Elementary School (AMDA’s activity base), some of those who were relocated to the

                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 16~17 (Summary)

                                                                                  Publication date:2016-05-11
                                                                                    On May 9th, the schools resumed classes after 25 days from the day the earthquake struck Kumamoto. 138 evacuees at Hiroyasu Elementary School (AMDA’s activity base) in Mashiki-machi

                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 14~15 (Summary)

                                                                                    Publication date:2016-05-06
                                                                                    Due to the decline in emergency medical needs at AMDA’s activity base (Hiroyasu Elementary School) in Mashiki-machi, AMDA’s medical assistance is entering the secondary stage where acupunc

                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 13

                                                                                      Publication date:2016-05-01
                                                                                      AMDA team has been working at both Hiroyasu Elementary School in Mashiki-machi (the initial activity hub) as well as the temporary healthcare room set up on April 27th at Mashiki-machi Athletic Comple

                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin: Ecuador Earthquake 5

                                                                                        Publication date:2016-05-01
                                                                                        Two weeks have passed since the devastating earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16th. The daily life in Pedernales, Manabi Province, located in the northwestern coastal region, has somewhat regained no

                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 12

                                                                                          Publication date:2016-04-29
                                                                                          As of April 27th, there are two doctors and five nurses working at AMDA’s activity base, a local elementary school (Hiroyasu Elementary School) in Mashiki-machi, Kumamoto, the hardest-hit disast

                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief for Ecuador Earthquake 4

                                                                                            Publication date:2016-04-27
                                                                                             On April 24th, AMDA-USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito) joint relief team headed to Pedernales in Manabi Province located in the coastal region in northwest.   According to AMDA

                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 11

                                                                                              Publication date:2016-04-27
                                                                                              Some of the local shops, clinics and pharmacies around AMDA’s activity base (Hiroyasu Elementary School) in Mashiki-machi have resumed business as usual. On April 25th, the total number of patie

                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 8~10 (Summary)

                                                                                                Publication date:2016-04-26
                                                                                                11 days have passed since AMDA started providing medical assistance at a local elementary school (Hiroyasu Elementary School) in Mashiki-machi, Kumamoto, the hardest-hit disaster site.  On A

                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief for Ecuador Earthquake 3

                                                                                                  Publication date:2016-04-26
                                                                                                  On April 23rd, AMDA’s disaster relief coordinator, Nithian Veeravagu, arrived in Quito, Ecuador, and joined with the medical team from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in tackling the c

                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Ecuador Earthquake 2

                                                                                                    Publication date:2016-04-22
                                                                                                    In response to the massive earthquake (mag.7.8) that struck Ecuador on April 17th, AMDA has decided to conduct medical relief in the disaster-stricken area.On April 23rd, AMDA will be sending&nbs

                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 7

                                                                                                      Publication date:2016-04-22
                                                                                                      AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 7  Since April 20th, AMDA has been fully in charge of running a mobile medical clinic at a local elementary school (Hiroyasu Elementary School)

                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief for Ecuador Earthquake 1

                                                                                                        Publication date:2016-04-20
                                                                                                        AMDA Emergency Relief for Ecuador Earthquake 1  In response to the massive earthquake (mag.7.8) that struck Ecuador on April 17th, AMDA has decided to conduct medical relief in the disaster-

                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 6

                                                                                                          Publication date:2016-04-20
                                                                                                          AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 6  On April 19th, the first team of AMDA's medical personnel (one doctor, two nurses and one coordinator) completed its mission in Mashiki-machi.

                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 5

                                                                                                            Publication date:2016-04-19
                                                                                                            The second medical team who left Okayama on April 17th arrived in Mashiki-machi via Fukuoka. The road to the disaster-stricken area from the nearest expressway interchange was packed with cars. It too

                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 2

                                                                                                              Publication date:2016-04-19
                                                                                                              City of Soja and AMDA Joint Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Kumamoto EarthquakeResponding to the Kumamoto Earthquake, City of Soja and AMDA joint emergency relief team left Okayama on Apri

                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 4

                                                                                                                Publication date:2016-04-18
                                                                                                                AMDA team started medical service at Hiroyasu Elementary School at 8:30 am of April 17th. Total number of patients counted 52. Among them, some of the major symptoms were constipation and common cold.

                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 3

                                                                                                                  Publication date:2016-04-18
                                                                                                                  City of Soja and AMDA joint team continues the work in the disaster stricken town of Mashiki. The town’s Emergency Operation Center was set up at Community Health and Welfare Center. Some of the

                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Kumamoto Earthquake 1

                                                                                                                    Publication date:2016-04-15
                                                                                                                    An earthquake with a magnitude 6.4 on scale hit Kumamoto prefecture of Kyushu region in Japan at 9:26pm on April 14th, 2016. Many affected people fled out of their houses after experiencing major afte

                                                                                                                    • AMDA Peace Clinic Activity - Story of Sunaina Devi

                                                                                                                      Publication date:2016-03-29
                                                                                                                      My name is Babita Kumari Thakur. I am the nurse at AMDA Peace clinic (APC) in Bodh-Gaya. Mastipur and Piparpati are two communities in Bodh-Gaya and I am taking care of the pregnant ladies of these tw

                                                                                                                      • First GPSP Conference Held in the Philippines

                                                                                                                        Publication date:2016-03-29
                                                                                                                        Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace, in short GPSP, held it`s first official and international conference from March 10-12 at the Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center in Tagay

                                                                                                                        • Sixth Dental Mission (2010 Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction Activity)

                                                                                                                          Publication date:2016-02-15
                                                                                                                          AMDA-Haiti Conducts Dental Missions

                                                                                                                          Continuing the tradition of caring for the affected, AMDA still conducts regular medical activities in Haiti, even long after the massive Haiti- Earthquake in 2010. 
                                                                                                                          On 30th January 2016, AMDA Haiti conducted its 6th dental mission at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fonds-des-Negres. AMDA has been supporting survivors of 2010 Great Haiti Earthquake by providing various projects such as;
                                                                                                                          i.    Year-long prosthesis project where AMDA appointed and based a Japanese Prosthetic technician in Haiti to produce and provide prosthesis to the people affected by the disaster

                                                                                                                          • APC Starts Free and Regular Dental Clinic in Bodhgaya, India

                                                                                                                            Publication date:2016-02-01
                                                                                                                            AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya, India has been providing various community health and social development services to the people of Bodhgaya, especially in Mastipur area, since its inception in 2009. APC conducted its first free dental clinic on Saturday the 30th of January. The free service to the community will be provided regularly as a monthly clinic. This program is being implemented as part of AMDA`s comprehensive Primary Health Care program for the community in Bodhgaya. APC has been providing regular Mother and Childcare services since October 2015 under the same program free of charge.

                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Activity for Afghanistan-Pakistan Earthquake

                                                                                                                              Publication date:2016-01-07
                                                                                                                              A powerful earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude struck Hindu Kush mountain range in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on October 26, 2015 and also affected a large area of Pakistan. According to UNOCHA, 117 fatalities and 544 injured have been reported; 12,794 homes were damaged and 7,384 houses were destroyed in Afghanistan (as of 23/12/2015). In Pakistan, there were 280 deaths and 1770 injured. 109,123 houses were reported to have partial or complete damages (as of 22/12/2015). Immediately after hearing the news about the earthquake, AMDA has contacted

                                                                                                                              • Relief Activity for Typhoon Melor - III

                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-12-30
                                                                                                                                AMDA continued its relief activities for the Typhoon Melor disaster in collaboration with our local partner DAP (Development Academy of the Philippines). On the 29th of Dec. they conducted mobile clinic, food and cloths distribution at barangay Zone1 in Victoria province.
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                The team comprised of 2 doctors, one nurse, and 7 volunteers from DAP and AMDA. They started the clinic at 8am and completed at about 18:00 consulting and providing services to more than 350 patients. There were 168 adults and 187 children with a total combinatioan of  128 male

                                                                                                                                • Delivery of Farm-Produce Harvested from AMDA Food Program

                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-12-28
                                                                                                                                  Since 2012, AMDA staff have been making courtesy visits to the diplomatic offices in Japan to hand over agricultural produces (organic rice and rice cake-‘mochi’) harvested from AMDA Notoro farm and Shinjo village. This year, AMDA sent the organic produces to about 13 Embassies and Consulates in Tokyo and Osaka and reported the progress on AMDA Food Program in Shinjo village during courtesy visits to some of the Embassies.

                                                                                                                                  During the visit to the Embassy of Indonesia in December 2015, the head of agriculture, Mr. Dadeng Gunawan explained the domestic situation in Indonesia:

                                                                                                                                  • Relief Activity for Typhoon Melor - II

                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-12-25
                                                                                                                                    AMDA nurse finally reached the flood-affected area of Northern Samar on the 23rd early morning. After meeting with AMDA local contact on her arrival at Catarman she moved to Victoria in Northern Samar. On the way to Victoria they purchased some of the relief goods such as 2000 packs dry noodle packs and 2000 cans of sardines.

                                                                                                                                    With the help of AMDA`s partners and local people they packed the relief items into 2000 individual packs for easy delivery. Each house-hold will receive 1kg dry-noodle pack and a 425g-can of sardine. A total of 2000 packs will be distributed to the affected in 16 barangays in municipality of Victoria in Northern Samar.

                                                                                                                                    • A Brand New Start for Minamisanriku Hospital in Tohoku

                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-12-24
                                                                                                                                      The Great East Japan Earthquake followed by a massive Tsunami killed about 16,000 people and caused massive damage to the Minamisanriku hospital in Miyagi prefecture, Tohoku region. More than 4 years have passed since the great earthquake, and now Minamisanriku hospital made a new start as ‘Minamisanriku Hospital and Comprehensive Care Center’ on 14th December, 2015

                                                                                                                                      After the initial emergency relief activities were over, as part of reconstruction phase, AMDA continued to support temporal Minamisanriku Clinic and Shizukawa Hospital

                                                                                                                                      • Relief Activity for Typhoon Melor - I

                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-12-21
                                                                                                                                        On 14th of December 2015, typhoon Melor made its first landfall in Northern Samar. Fearsome winds and heavy rain continued for a few days and caused extensive damages to several provinces of the Phili

                                                                                                                                        • Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace Soul and Medicine Program (GPSP-SMP) in Makassar, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-12-18
                                                                                                                                          AMDA conducted its Soul and Medicine Program (SMP) under the Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace (GPSP) in Makassar Indonesia on 18th of November 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Participants included Head of Office of the Consular office of Japan in Makassar, Japanese priests from the “Rinzai-zen” Buddhism , volunteers and staff of HQ-Japan, local representative priests from each religion of faith, namely Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. They all prayed together for the victims of war.

                                                                                                                                          • Follow-up Activities for Typhoon KOPPU in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-12-16
                                                                                                                                            After it’s landfall in the central Luzon region on 18th of October 2015, typhoon KOPPU caused 48 fatalities, 83 injured, and 4 missing, and over 3,000,000 people have been affected (Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council [NDRRMC] on 3rd November). Upon receiving a request of assistance from our local partner in Pangasinan, on 21st of October, AMDA decided to conduct emergency relief activity for the affected people, and subsequently the AMDA nurse was dispatched to municipality of Lingayen, Pangasinan, located 200km north

                                                                                                                                            • GPSP Soul and Medicine Programme in Tacloban, Philippines

                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-12-15
                                                                                                                                              GPSP Soul and Medicine Programme was started as “AMDA Soul and Medicine Programme” in the Philippines in the year of 2000. During this programme, generally, people with different religion of faith from the host/local country and Japan come together to pay their respect to all those who were lost during World War II as well as during natural disasters.

                                                                                                                                              Under the new movement of Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace (GPSP), on 1st of December 2015, GPSP Soul and Medicine Programme was held in Barangay San

                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Peace Clinic completes Six Successful Years

                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-12-07


                                                                                                                                                On 20 November 2015, the ceremony to celebrate the 6th anniversary of AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya in Bihar State, India, was held at Isshin-ji Temple. APC has been running along side with Isshinji Temple since its inauguration in 2009 under the trust “SaijoInarisan Boddai Isshiji Trust”.

                                                                                                                                                In August 2014, the APC started with new service of Maternal and Child Care. In total there are 72 registered

                                                                                                                                                • Disaster-Response Training program for Nepal TV Crew in Japan 3

                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-12-04
                                                                                                                                                  Throughout this training program in Japan, Nepal TV crew saw, learnt and inspired by efforts of different people related to disaster management especially from a Mass media point of view. The crew will report their learning in Japan to Image Channel, and would like to organize a lecture for the staff to improve their awareness on disaster prevention. They also promised to work on raising awareness of disaster prevention among general population in Nepal through their TV programs.
                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                  • Training Program for Nepalese TV Crew on Disaster Response 2

                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-12-03
                                                                                                                                                    Despite of the tight schedule, Nepal TV-crew had many precious experiences in Japan when they visited Osaka, Iwate and Okayama prefectures.

                                                                                                                                                    When they visited Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture, even after 5 years, they could witness the impact and devastation of the Tohoku Tsunami first hand. A TV camera operator from Iwate broadcasting center shared his experience from the Tsunami-time during which, he continued to film everything he saw in the affected areas as his hometown, Kamaishi, was thrashed and swallowed

                                                                                                                                                    • Training program for Nepal TV Crew On Disaster response in Japan 1

                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-12-02
                                                                                                                                                      On 25th of April 2015, a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck the central part of Nepal followed by continuous aftershocks that brought people panic and more fear. During AMDA’s emergency relief missions, Dr.Shegeru Suganami, president of AMDA, had an opportunity to talk about Japanese emergency management on a local Nepalese TV program - Image Channel. His story inspired the TV crews of Image channel and made them think about the roles and responsibilities of mass media during emergency situations. With the great support from Sanyo broadcasting (RSK) in Okayama, Japan,

                                                                                                                                                      • Implementation of the Simulation for Possible Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-11-18
                                                                                                                                                        In collaboration with prefectural and local governments and other organizations, AMDA has been preparing emergency relief activity for the possible Nankai Trough Earthquake expected to hit areas on the Pacific coast in the very near future including well-known cities such as Tokyo and Osaka where many relief teams will more likely be gathered in case of the earthquake. However, AMDA's focus is more on Shikoku region where not many relief teams know about and have access to.

                                                                                                                                                        On 9th November, as part of our preparedness for Nankai Trough Earthquake,

                                                                                                                                                        • GPSP Soul and Medicine Program (SMP) in Colombo, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-11-06
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                          AMDA conducted its Soul and Medicine Program (SMP) under the new movement of Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace (GPSP) in Sri Lanka on 29th of October.  This time AMDA joint hands with Sarvodaya to conduct this service under the guidance of AMDA Sri Lanka. The ceremony was held at the Peace Center at Sarvodaya HQ in Moratuwa, Colombo. AMDA invited two Japanese monks from Okayama to participate at this multi-faith prayer ceremony for peace. Lions club International also took part in this ceremony.


                                                                                                                                                          • Relief Activity for Typhoon KOPPU 2

                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-10-26
                                                                                                                                                            On 23rd of October 2015, AMDA dispatched a nurse to conduct relief activities for the typhoon-affected people of the Philippines.  Soon after she arrived in Manila, she joined our local partner and moved to Pangasinan province, one of the most affected areas.

                                                                                                                                                            The following day, AMDA implemented medical missions, goods distributions and provided free meals in Barangay Wawa and Aplaya in collaboration with local partners. The joint medical team comprised with three doctors and a nurse from the regional police of Pangasinan, a nurse from a provincial hospital, AMDA nurse and

                                                                                                                                                            • A Rwandan Doctor's Visit to Okayama

                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-10-26

                                                                                                                                                              Press conference

                                                                                                                                                              Under the subsidy of Okayama Prefecture, AMDA collaborated with a NPO based in Fukushima prefecture ‘Think about Education in Rwanda’ and assisted two month training for Dr. Calliope Simba Akintije, the director of MIBILIZI Hospital in Rwanda. He started his training on 18th August to learn about maternal and child healthcare and school medical checkup in Okayama, Tokyo and Fukushima.

                                                                                                                                                              The relationship between Ms. Marie Louise, the chairperson of the NPO ‘Think about Education in Rwanda’ and

                                                                                                                                                              • Relief Activity for Typhoon KOPPU 1

                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-10-23
                                                                                                                                                                On 18th of October 2015, typhoon KOPPU made a landfall in Aurora, in the eastern part of Luzon, and stayed for three days with downpour and strong wind. Due to the full impact of the typhoon, there are extensive flooding, landslides and property damages from the center to the northern part of Luzon. According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than a million people were affected, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate to shelters and 54 people have been confirmed death according to the local newspapers. 

                                                                                                                                                                • Reports on AMMM: Nepal Earthquake 2015

                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-10-07
                                                                                                                                                                  by Dr. Mohammad Humayun Alamgir, AMDA Bangladesh
                                                                                                                                                                    A deadly earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 that happened in Nepal at 11:55 AM on the 25th April ‘2015 killed more than 8,500 people and injured more than 22,000 people. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934.Hundreds of thousands of the people became homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country. It destroyed also many world heritage sites and tourist spots.

                                                                                                                                                                  As a continuation of the medical relief operation for the victims, AMDA has decided to

                                                                                                                                                                  • Free Dental Camp with TaiwanIHA at AMDA Peace Clinic, Bodhgaya, India

                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-10-06
                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA International has been running AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya under the trust “Saijyo Inarisan Bodaiisshinji” for the last 6 year. Since last October AMDA has been conducting mother and childcare clinic free of charge for the people of Mastipur where APC is located. A special clinic with Gynecologist is conducted twice a month at APC.
                                                                                                                                                                    On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October AMDA conducted a free dental camp with the help of TaiwanIHA who sent a team of three to Bodhgaya consisting a dentist, dental therapist and a coordinator for this mission.

                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Sent Eye Care Experts to Mongolia Supported by "Local-to-Local" Technical Exchange Program of Okayama Prefecture

                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-10-02


                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                      As part of the “Local-to-Local” Technical Exchange Program conducted by Okayama Prefectural Council for international skill development, AMDA sent eye care experts and carried out eye examination for children from 26th till 29th of August 2015.
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                      In Mongolia where eye examination for children is not so common or no attention is taken until obvious symptoms appear,

                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Activity for East-Japan Flood 3

                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-09-15
                                                                                                                                                                        The Soja-AMDA joint team departed from Soja-city in Okayama prefecture on 12th of September 2015 and arrived on the same day at Nikko-city in Tochigi prefecture for East-Japan flood emergency relief. After a 2-days relief activities in Nikko-city, on the evening of 13th, the team moved to neighboring city of Kanuma and purchased necessary goods such as a sandbags, shovels, Deck brushes and head torches in preparation for the next day activity.

                                                                                                                                                                        Muko-river flowing into Kanuma city overflowed and many

                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Activity for Eastern Japan Flood 2

                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-09-14
                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                          Though the continuous rain had eased by September 12th, some areas are still submerged under water. According to local newspapers, the death toll has reached to 7 in East Japan and 15 are still missing in Joso City.

                                                                                                                                                                          On 12th morning, AMDA/Soja joint emergency relief team departed from Soja City, Okayama prefecture and arrived in Nikko City in Tochigi Prefecture in the afternoon. An AMDA Volunteer nurse from Saitama also joined the team in Utsunomiya and travel together to Nikko with the team. 

                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Peace Building Program in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-09-14
                                                                                                                                                                            As part of Phase II AMDA Peace Building Program, since 2011, AMDA International has been conducting “Peace and Unity through Sport, Religion and Art” in Sri Lanka. This has been the 5th successful program held and further the program was held in the township of Kilinochchi, which was one of the most affected area in the north of Sri Lanka, during the conflicts that ended in 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                            As usual AMDA teamed up with AMDA Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Arm Forces of Kilinochchi district to conducted the event from August 22rd to 24th, 2015.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Field Visit to Outreach Clinic in Nepal by a Japanese Doctor

                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-09-11
                                                                                                                                                                              We have received a report on the field visit to AMDA -TUTH outreach clinic in Chautara from a Japanese doctor.
                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Doctor’s Voice:


                                                                                                                                                                              As a medical doctor, it was natural for me to have an interest in disaster medicine after the Nepal earthquake and wanted to visit the field in Nepal to see actual medical activities in the affected areas. Fortunately, July 2015 I got a chance to visit the field activity site of AMDA -TUTH

                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Activity for Eastern Japan Flood 1

                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-09-11


                                                                                                                                                                                Since the beginning of September continuous rain caused by Tropical Storm Etau led the nearby rivers to reach their maximum capacity. This is in turn caused the river banks to burst and dykes to break resulting in massive floods and landslides in many residential areas of East Japan (Northern Kanto and Tohoku regions). Especially, Joso City of Ibaragi Prefecture along KINU river has been badly damaged. Also, areas along with upper stream of the river in Tochigi Prefecture has also been affected.


                                                                                                                                                                                • Fourth and Fifth Dental Missions as 2010 Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction Activity

                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-09-05
                                                                                                                                                                                   Continuing the tradition of caring for the affected, AMDA still conducts regular medical activities in Haiti, even long after the massive Haiti- Earthquake in 2010. 
                                                                                                                                                                                  On 31st January and 4th September 2015, AMDA Haiti conducted its 4th and 5th dental missions at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fonds-des-Negres and at the cultural center of Bosso in Aquin respectively. AMDA has been supporting survivors of 2010 Great Haiti Earthquake by providing various projects such as;
                                                                                                                                                                                  i.    an-year-long prosthesis project where AMDA appointed and based a Japanese Prosthetic technician in Haiti to produce and provide prosthesis to the people affected by the disaster
                                                                                                                                                                                  ii.    Soccer and culture exchange programme for 3 consecutive years involving children from the affected areas of Haiti, Dominica Republic and Japan.
                                                                                                                                                                                  iii.    Annual get together and Christmas celebration for the prosthesis patients and their families.
                                                                                                                                                                                  iv.    Conducting regular dental missions.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA`s Follow-up Activity for Nepal Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-09-03
                                                                                                                                                                                    One of AMDA headquarter staff, a Nepalese national, who participated during April 2015 Nepal Earthquake emergency relief mission, visited her home country again from 15th to 22nd August, 2015. She helped to distribute denim tarpaulins donated by a Japanese company to the affected people through AMDA Nepal. Following is her report on current situation in Nepal after the earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Four months after the earthquake, monsoon rain triggered landslides that blocked roads and damaged many villages that had been already affected by earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rehabilitation Activity for Nepal Earthquake Support for Wheelchair Manufacturing Training 2

                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-09-02
                                                                                                                                                                                      After three months passed since the earthquake hit and devastated Nepal, AMDA continues to support rehabilitation in collaboration with AMDA Nepal and local organizations.

                                                                                                                                                                                      One of AMDA’s rehabilitation activities is for people with disabilities to return their home. Instead of providing them wheelchairs directly, AMDA decided to dispatch AMDA Physical therapist to the wheelchair manufacturing training session for technicians and provided materials to build wheelchair. In this way, local technicians can build and repair wheelchairs on their own in the future. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rehabilitation Activity for Nepal Earthquake -Support for Wheelchair Manufacturing Training 1

                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-09-02
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit central part of Nepal on April 25th, 2015, which killed 8,800 people and 
                                                                                                                                                                                        injured 22,000 others. In collaboration with local organizations in Nepal, AMDA continues our reconstruction activities for Nepal Earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                        One of AMDA reconstruction activities is related to physical rehabilitation services led by AMDA physical therapist (PT) who have participated in AMDA’s emergency relief activities for Nepal Earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nepal Earthquake: Report from Dispatched Filipino Doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-08-19
                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA implemented GPSP/AMDA Multinational Medical Mission for Nepal earthquake. We dispatched medical doctors and other medical personnels from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, India, Japan and the Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Here are the activity reports from young Filipino doctors from Development Academy of the Philippines(DAP).

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Nepal Earthquake Response                                                        By Dr. Aljune Patiam                      

                                                                                                                                                                                          Volunteer doctors, nurses and midwives from Japan, Philippines, Canada together with AMDA International paid visit at AMDA Nepal headquarters prior to deployment to affected areas. A meeting was conducted too as to what is the current status of the operations. We were accommodated very warmly and they assured us of our safety.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activity for Floods in Myanmar 2

                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-08-18
                                                                                                                                                                                            On the 16th of August 2015, the joint medical team of Myanmar Medical Association and AMDA proceeded to At thoke village, one of the affected areas as scheduled. Once the medical team approached the area, they found most of the village is still submerged, and flood water is remained up to knee high. Although the water that reached 16 feet at the highest is receding now, muddy roads disturb access. 
                                                                                                                                                                                            According to the local information, people may have to struggle against lack of rice due to devastation of rice fields by this flood.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Activity for Floods in Myanmar 1

                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-08-16
                                                                                                                                                                                              Torrential monsoon rain began in last July brought widespread flood damages and landslides in Myanmar. In response to the devastation, AMDA decided to dispatch a nurse and implement relief activities

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pakistan Home Health Education Program Marks One Year from the Start

                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-08-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                Pakistan Home Health Education Program started in June 2014 with the goal of promoting health in one rural area of Pakistan by disseminating health-realted knowledge including polio to prema

                                                                                                                                                                                                • First Mother and Childcare Clinic in Mastipur, Bodhgaya

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-08-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                  On the 2nd of August 2015, AMDA Peace Clinic of Bodhgaya, conducted it`s first special service of Gynecology for the people of Mastipur and Pipalpati. AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) has been providing m

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The 10th Recovery Gourmet Grand-Prix in Tohoku, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-07-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                    As few years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, less supports are coming from outside. Thus affected local market owners stood up and have been working together on reconstruction process and disseminated information about local situation from the affected areas in Tohoku to the world. This was the history behind the birth of “Recovery Gourmet Grand Prix”, known as “F-1”. Through this event, local shopping markets in the affected areas cooperate and support each other by sharing their ideas and information. Now, they are on the way to reconstruction process not as individual local

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TUTH-AMDA Joint Reconstruction Programme for Nepal Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-07-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The great earthquake struck Nepal on the 25th of April 2015, inflicting extensive damages across many municipalities including capital Kathmandu. AMDA jointly with Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) have been delivering health services to the affected people in remote areas through “outreach clinic” service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      This programme aims to offer comprehensive health care services including physical, mental and social support. This means not only providing direct medical consultations and care, but also including hygiene education, psychosocial

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rehabilitation Activity for Nepal Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-07-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rehabilitation Activity for Nepal Earthquake
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~ Psychosocial support and counseling training for volunteers in collaboration with Nepal Medical Association, Japan Medical Association and AMDA~

                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 25th of the April, massive earthquake devastated Nepal and left deep psychological scars in the minds of affected people. Following the initial emergency relief activities, AMDA has been supporting a training program for volunteer counselors in cooperation with Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and Japan Medical Association (JMA). AMDA believes this program can help to improve psychosocial care.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Follow-up Activity for Cyclone Pam in Oceania

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-06-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                          In March, 2015, massive cyclone Pam impacted and left huge devastation in the island countries in Oceania, such as Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Kiribati. Responding to the situation, AMDA conducted emergency relief activity in Tuvalu after having collected the information from our networks in Samoa and Fiji.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nepal Earthquake: Activity Report From a Dispatched Doctor

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-06-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA conducted AMDA/GPSP Multinational Medical Missions(AMDA/GPSP MMM) for the great earthquake impacted  Nepal on the 25th of April.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            We would like to share a report from a Cambodian doctor who participated in the mission.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA-TaiwanIHA Joint Cleft Palate/ Lip Operation Mission in Parepare, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-06-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA International teamed up with AMDA Indonesia and the Clebus Cleft Centre (CCC) from Makassar to conduct a Cleft Palate and Lip operation mission free of charge in the Pare-pare district of Eastern Sulawesi. Once again AMDA International collaborated with TaiwanIHA to fund this mission for the first time in Indonesia. TaiwanIHA has helped AMDA to conduct many cataract missions and dental programs in Sri Lanka and Turkey. AMDA Indonesia, due to the remote location and the demand for cleft palate/ lip deformities, selected the district of Pare-Pare in the South Sulawesi Island as the mission site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Letter of Appreciation From a Medical Doctor of AMDA Afghanistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-05-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dear all,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                First of all I would like to convey my salams, Ohayo gozaimas to you and all the honorable and kind staff members of AMDA Headquarters in Japan. I also would like to express my sincere gratitude for the friendly treatment that I received while I was in your beautiful country.  I brought back the best impressions from your country and all the hard-working people of Japan to the poor people of my country.  After being a guest of Okayama Prefecture Council, I returned home with unforgettable memories about the people and your beautiful country. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-05-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA has been implementing the collaborating activities with AMDA Nepal since April 27th. Meanwhile, AMDA is also supporting a local youth group ‘Panas-spreading light’, which is dedicating their efforts to the affected people by the earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Following the first activity with Panas on May 6th, AMDA funded for their second activity in Kavre. Panas provided relief supplies for 80 families, such as rice, beans and hygiene goods. Based on the information from the local people, Panas found that Mahadevsthan was in a critical condition, thus decided to distribute the necessary items. Panas was very welcomed and appreciated by the village people, and the children happily rushed to the chocolates they distributed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-05-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA continue to provide mobile clinics around the Kathmandu valley with the help and support of the dedicated AMDA Nepal staff. On the 21st of May, AMDA team held at the local Health Post in Bha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-05-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Following the Earthquake disaster and the continuing aftershocks, in Kathmandu people are still afraid of living inside their houses even though the houses are fully intact. They are staying and sleep

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-05-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Continuing the relief activities for the earthquake disasters in Nepal, AMDA team of a Japanese Physiotherapist and coordinator from AMDA HQ joint a team of a doctor and a nurse from AMDA Nepal to conduct a medical mission in one of the displaced people camp in the Lalitpur township of Patan, just outside Kathmandu. This time AMDA conducted the clinic for the differently able people who have been sheltered in part of the above-mentioned camp that is located opposite to the Central Zoo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-05-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the 14th of May AMDA team of 9 members decided to go to two different sites with AMDA Nepal members. One team of 2 AMDA Philippine members and 3 AMDA Japan members went towards Nuwarkot are and it was decided that other team of 2 Canadian members and 2 AMDA Japan members would be send to Sindhupalchok are for another mission. However on the day of departure there was a second earthquake that brought more damaged to Nepal. Due to the trauma suffered by the local staff and the security of staff due to the unsafe mountain roads the team returned back to Kathmandu on the same day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-05-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Despite of the large scale aftershock on May 12th, AMDA-GPSP (Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace) Multinational Medical team has been continuously conducting medical missions for the affected people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because of the fear for more aftershocks, many in-patients stayed outside open area of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where many of AMDA Nepal doctors are affiliated with. On May 12th, right after the aftershock, more than 100 patients were treated at the hospital. Patients were carried outside with their beds by their relatives and chose to stay outside overnight in fear of more aftershock. In addition to the patients with external injuries, increased number of patients who are seeking psychological treatment for their stress and panic syndrome are coming to the hospital. This aftershock, which happened two weeks after the major earthquake, hit Nepal when people started to get back to their regular routine and affected the people tremendously.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-05-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On May 12th, the big-scale aftershock of Magnitude 7.3 and 6.3 hit Nepal one after another. Its epicenter is Sindhupalchowk, one of AMDA’s activity site. According to the local information, this aftershock also caused some casualties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All AMDA team members in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, and Gorkha are confirmed to be safe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-05-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On May 10th, the fifth Medical Team from Japan has departed for Kathmandu with medical equipment (30 sphygmomanometers, 30 stethoscopes and 5 pulse oximeters) donated by Tokushima prefecture that AMDA has concluded MOU with, for the predicted Nakai Trough Earthquake in the future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-05-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA continues to support the affected people in Nepal with AMDA/GPSP (Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace) multinational medical teams. On May 10th, the second doctor from AMDA Canada has arrive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Relief Efforts in India for the Earthquake in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-05-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In response to the earthquake in Nepal happened on the 25th of April, a member of Trust for AMDA Bodhgaya Peace Clinic is initiating support action for the affected people in Nepal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With the financial support from AMDA HQs and Japanese supporters, they purchased relief goods such as powder milk, rice, sugar, noodles, biscuits, and sanitary napkins in Delhi, and those items were delivered to the disaster areas in Nepal by local volunteers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-05-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Since April 25th when the earthquake hit Nepal, AMDA Nepal has been conducting relief activities for the affected people and AMDA Multinational Medical Teams have been involved in their relief activit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-05-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Multinational Medical Teams have been involved in relief activities led by AMDA Nepal. AMDA Bangladesh also dispatched their medical doctor to Nepal to participate in the mission. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ???Sindhupalchowk District???
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Multinational Medical Teams have been working in Khadichaur of Sindhupalchowk District since end of April. On May 6th, a medical team of one doctor and three nurses from AMDA Damak hospital, replacing a previous AMDA Damak team, arrived in the activity site and joined in the medical mission along with one medical doctor from Japan. The team was able to see 22 patients, many of them suffering from problems such as external injuries, general physical problems etc. Some patients delayed to seek medical care for their injuries or physical problems because they thought they would heal on its own.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As steep mountains are surrounding this area, due to frequent aftershocks, landslides are often seen in this area. According to a local person, the flood in last summer led to a major landslide few kilometers upper stream of the river, which destroyed houses in lower stream of the river. Therefore, local people decided to block the stream of this river and thus villages located in upper stream of the river were submerged in water. The unstable land after the great earthquake could easily lead to another disaster if rain continues., which need to be closely monitored. Communication connection is still unstable, and not enough relief supplies have distributed to some affected areas. Some of patients visited AMDA mobile clinic told the staff, “We lost everything from the earthquake, and we are sleeping on the wet ground at night in cold. My whole body aches.” “My house is completely gone. I have no idea how to survive with 11 children from now on.” 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On May 6th, the fourth dispatched AMDA team from Japan has arrived in Nepal and moved to Sindhupalchowk on the next morning in order to participated in the on-going AMDA mobile clinic. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Report from AMDA Nepal 2nd Team (3 May 2015)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-05-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Government of Nepal has confirmed 7,709 deaths and more than 15,911 injuries resulting from the quake. AMDA Nepal emergency response team has been on the ground since April 26 when the quake struck, assessing the damage, delivering critically needed medicines and supplies and mobilising to provide emergency care to survivors. AMDA International has already deployed additional volunteer from Japan, Bangladesh, Combodia, Canada, relief materials and resources as quickly as possible to support relief efforts and is operating Mobile Medical Team (MMT) in remote areas, including Swaurpani VDC in Gorkha district, very close to the center point of earthquake (Barpak). AMDA Nepal has set-up its outreach health clinic in Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot. It is planned to extend it in Rasuwa district as well.  These outreach health clinic sites are near the damaged health center and has expanded to reach the hardest-hit communities, often hardly accessible by road.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-05-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA teams have been continuously working with the affected people in Nepal since 25th of April, when the earthquake hit Nepal. As of May 5th, casualties of Nepal earthquake rose to 7,611 with 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Medical Mission for Earthquake Victims in Nepal form AMDA Hospital Damak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-05-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA Hospital Damak has been providing emergency medical facility to earthquake victims in Nepal since 26th April 2015 though our extended clinic in our hospital premises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As Damak was the least effected area by the earthquake, we had about 6 patients victim of earthquake. As the norm of AMDA family, we formed 11 members emergency relief (ER) team for the first phase of relief activities in collaboration with Damak municipality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On 29th April, 11 members of ER team from AMDA hospital left for Sindhu Sadabahar Hospital at Khadichour, Sindhupalchowk in two vehicles. One of the vehicle was from AMDA hospital and other one was a private vehicle belongs to an AMDA doctor. Unfortunately, due to damage to the highway, the team was force to halt that night in one of the community hospitals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-05-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 3rd May, the joint medical team, consisting of staff dispatched by AMDA Headquarters in Japan and members of AMDA Nepal, moved from Sindhupalchok District, where they had been providing medical support, to the center of Dharmasthali in Kathmandu District.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Dharmasthali, even large brick buildings had collapsed and the air was filled with dust. Inspecting the status of damage in the city, the team visited victims’ houses and performed medical examinations where necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Even though the city is in Kathmandu District, no rescue team had yet arrived in over a week since the earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Update Report for Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal from AMDA Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-05-04

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here is the update Report for Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal from AMDA Nepal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Great Earthquake Nepal, April 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Origin, Magnitude, Distribution and Impact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nepal lies in a major earthquake beltt wher the India and Eurasia plates meet. The constant crashing of the two plates formed the Himalayan ranges and the region's last earthquake with high magnitude was in 1934.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Earthquake occured at 11:56 A.M with its epicenter in Gorkha of Richter scale 7.6 - 7.9 on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Approximately, 110 aftershocks of more than 4 Richter scale were recorded between 11:56am on 25th April and 1:29am on 30th April. (Source:National Earthquake Center, Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-05-03

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA Nepal Children’s Hospital team Place of activities: Saurpani (Pokhari Danda, Gorkha District, Gandaki Zone)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Rescue Committee of Gorkha District, Gandaki Zone, where damage from the earthquake was so severe that no emergency relief aid had yet reached it, sent an Emergency aid request to AMDA’s Siddhartha Mother & Child Hospital (also known as AMDA Nepal Children’s Hospital), in Butwal, Rupandehi District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upon receiving this request, AMDA Nepal’s members organized a medical support team which left Butwal on 27th for the neighboring Gorka District. The team comprised of 8 people: 3 medical doctors, 2 nurses and 3 non-medical staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-05-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One week has passed since the magnitude 7.9 earthquake had hit Nepal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The huge shake had destroyed houses and roads to the remote villages in the mountains.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aid have not reached many of the villages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The first dispatch team from Japan conducted medical mission at Sindhu Sadabahar Hospital in Sindhupalchowk of Bagmati District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The team moved back to Kathmandu to receive the supplies that arrived from Japan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After the second dispatch from Japan and Bangladesh arrived in Kathmandu, they joined AMDA Nepal and arrived in Sindhupalchowk to replace the first dispatched team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Hospital in Damak, Jhapa District also arrived and joined the team in Sindhupalchowk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Condolence Message to The Affected People of Recent Earthquake in Nepal from AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Condolence Message to The Affected People of Recent Earthquake in Nepal from AMDAWe would like to extend our deepest condolences for those who lost their lives in the Nepal earthquake and express our

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On 29th, the AMDA Medical team left Kathmandu to Mankha city in Sindhu Palchock district of Bagmati zone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No support has been reached this region and our team went with a car and it took them one day to reach there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It is only located about 80km away from Kathmandu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But because of earthquakes, rocks were lying on the road to the area and continues rain after earthquake made the road condition worse and difficult to travel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-04-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April 2015 has caused tremendous damage to the country. According to the UN Situation Report, as of 27th April, the death toll has risen to 3,351, and 6,833 are injured.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As per the request from the Rescue Committee of Gorkha District in Gandaki Zone, on 27th of April 3 doctors and 2nurses were dispatched from AMDA’s Siddhartha Mother & Child Hospital in Butwal to Gorkha District, where the damage was hardest and no medical team has reached there as of the 27th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA team includes a doctor who has once received training at a maternal clinic/hospital in Japan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They will travel by car part of the way, then walk for 3 to 6 hours in order to reach the activity site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-04-28

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On the 27th of April, AMDA team arrived in Sankhu City, suburb of Kathmandu. After their arrival, they set up a tent and started an emergency medical clinic with the help of doctors from AMDA Nepal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Approximately 60 patients were treated during the mission and major symptoms were high blood pressure and minor injuries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fortunately, no patients were suffering from major injuries or broken bone etc due to the earthquake at this site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Having left Okayama on Sunday 26th, AMDA's first medical team left Kuala Lumpur on Monday 27th morning and arrived safely at Tribhuvan International Airport inNepal, at 12:45pm. According to our team, the flight was full of rescue teams and media crews from different countries.  Due to the increase in the number of aid-flights and the limited capacity of the Airport facilities, the airplanes had to circle and wait for a long time above Tribhuvan Airport and many flights could not even land and had to head back.  According to our team the airport building was a chock-a-block with people everywhere they turn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-04-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At 11:56 local time on April 25th, 2015, a massive earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal and caused great damage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Its epicenter was about 80km northwest from the capital city, Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Immediately after hearing the news, AMDA headquarter started working on dispatching a team, consisting of a coordinator and a nurse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Today on 26th, the team departed for Kuala Lumpur from Japan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They will stand by in Kuala Lumpur to catch the next available flight to Kathmandu the next day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Activity of AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-04-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “AMDA Peace Clinic” in Bodhgaya, India has been reborn as a Mother and Child clinic since October, 2014. This activity report is from an AMDA nurse who worked with the local staff for three weeks at the new “AMDA Peace Clinic”. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Activity: Tropical Cyclone Pam 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-03-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AMDA team of one nurse and a coordinator prepared medical relief goods in Fiji. AMDA coordinator arrived in Tuvalu on 24th March and had a meeting with AMDA’s local counterpart in Tuvalu.&

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA-Rose Lanka Microcredit Program in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-03-31

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In May 2014, AMDA started collaborating with Rose Lanka towards their Microcredit program of in Sri Lanka. AMDA's fund pooled together with Rose Lanka's general fund was invested in a microcredit program for the parents of students from poor family in the Lunugala Hopton village, one of the hill side tea plantations in Sri Lanka. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Progress Report on Home Health Education Program in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-03-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Having found the high need for health-related project through surveys, Chigasaki-Chuo Rotary Club(CCRC) and AMDA decided to launch “Home Health Education Program in Pakistan”, in consultat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Building/Emergency Relief Station Tacloban, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-03-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On November 8th, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit and caused massive damage to most parts of the Philippines. 6,300 deaths and 28,689 injured were recorded, and approximately 16 million people were affected b

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Activity: Tropical Cyclone Pam 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-03-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The first medical team from AMDA arrived in Fiji in the evening of 20th March.The team had a meeting with AMDA’s local counterpart in Fiji.According to Our local counterpart there were no sever

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Activity: Tropical Cyclone Pam 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-03-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Emergency Relief Activity on Tropical Cyclone, Pam, in Pacific Islands.Tropical Cyclone, Pam, has hit Pacific Islands since 11th of March 2015. As of 16 of March 2015, death toll is 11 people reported

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Progress on Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Building/ Emergency Relief Station in Tacloban

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-02-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LEYTE MEDICAL SOCEITY BUILDING GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY WAS FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE of JAPAN TIMES and ABS-CBN.Click here to view web article of Japan Times on PDFClick here to view web article of ABS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 5th anniversary ceremony for AMDA Peace Clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-02-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 20 November 2014, the ceremony to celebrate the 5th anniversary of AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya (Bihar State, India) was held at Isshin-ji Temple and at AMDA Peace Clinic (APC). From its inaugurat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-01-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Leyte Medical Society (LMS) has been holding free monthly medical missions in collaboration with AMDA for the affected people from Typhoon Haiyan since March, 2014. The October medical mission w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • From the Field: Voice of AMDA Nurse in Bodhgaya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-01-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am qualified nurse from Gaya district in the state of Bihar, India. Bihar in many ways rich in resources but somehow prevails as one of the poorest states of India. I am working at the Mother and Ch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-01-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At the end of 2014, a massive monsoon impacted far and wide in Southeast Asia, which heavily flooded in the northern Malaysia. AMDA responded to the situation and implemented a relief and medi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Delivery of rice harvested from AMDA Food Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-01-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In December 2014, AMDA staff together with representatives of Shinjo Village Council made a courtesy visit to the diplomatic offices in Japan to hand over rice harvested from AMDA Food Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Malaysia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-01-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Heavy monsoon rain that started in the middle of December have caused massive flood in extensive areas in Southeast Asia. As a first response to this disaster, AMDA dispatched a medical team that cons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 30th Anniversary Ceremony of AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-12-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA celebrated its 30th anniversary in November 2014 with more than 450 distinguished guests and supporters from 26 countries around the world.   The ceremony was organized by 6 local dignitarie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Report of Organic Agriculture Training at AMDA Farm in Malino, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-12-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA Organic Farm opened in Malino, South Sulawesi, Indonesia in February 2014. An Indonesian trainee, who completed organic agriculture training program at AMDA Farm in Shinjo Village, Okayama in 201

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA and TaiwanIHA Join Hands for Free Dental Camps and Health Education in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-12-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After the first dental mission in Arawa, May 2014, AMDA returned to the hill stations of Badulla at Bandarawela and Passara. This time AMDA joined hands with TaiwanIHA - a long-term partner of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-12-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A part of Pakistan and Northern India were affected by continuous heavy rain brought by Monsoon in the beginning of September. In collaboration with National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), a member o

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines~School Item Distribution in Leyte~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-11-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since Typhoon Yolanda hit Philippines on Nov.8th, 2013, AMDA has been supporting the affected people through different activities such as medical missions, distribution of food items and others. In co

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TaiwanIHA & AMDA's Dental Mission Hakkari, Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-11-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In collaboration with TaiwanIHA, AMDA completed its first Dental mission in Hakkari, Turkey. Hakkari is located in the far southeast corner of Turkey bordering with Iran and Irak. Hakkari province has

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The First Year Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-11-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One year has passed since the typhoon Yolanda hit and caused a tremendous damage in the Philippines. Tacloban City, one of the most devastated areas, seems to be revitalized again after one year. Many

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-11-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Due to continuous heavy rain brought by Monsoon since the beginning of September, a part of Pakistan and Northern India was flooded. After the assessment, AMDA has conducted emergency relief mission i

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Visited Landslide Disaster Side in Hill-Country, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-11-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On October 29th 2014, at 7:30 am a landslide struck the village of Koslanda in the Haldummulla division of Badulla district in Sri Lanka. The landslide was triggered by the monsoon rains, whic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-10-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leyte Medical Society (LMS), in collaboration with AMDA, held the 5th and 6th medical mission for their reconstruction activities of Typhoon Haiyan on August and September respectively.On August 17th,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New Mother and Child Care Center in Bodhgaya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-10-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya has been operating an Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine) Clinic since 2009. After almost 5 years of successful contribution to the field of Ayurveda in Bodhgaya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Soul and Medicine Program in Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-10-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The 7th AMDA Soul and Medicine Program, or in short ASMP, was held at Gandan Tegchenling Monastery, the headquarters of Mongolian Buddhism in last September. On this occasion, local priests of Ga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ophthalmologic Training in Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-10-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since year of 2010, AMDA has been carrying out medical activities in Mongolia to provide technical support to ophthalmic treatment for children. Children under 18 years old account for 30% of the popu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency relief activity for Flood in India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-10-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In consequence of the heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir in early September, the Jhelum river overflowed and caused devastating floods around the border between Pakistan and India. AMDA decided to c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Peace and Unity through Religion and Sports in Sri Lanka, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-10-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As part of AMDA Peace Building Program in Sri Lanka, AMDA, in collaboration with AMDA Sri Lanka and "Religions for Peace", conducted "Peace and Unity through Religion and Sports" from August 27th to 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-09-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On September 17th, AMDA Nurse has reached Islamabad, Pakistan and met with staff from the national organization, National Rural Support Programme (NRSP).  Jhelum River and Chenab River caused flo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In early September, the Kashimir region (which consists of Azad Kashimir and Gilgit-Baltisan in Pakistan, and Jammu and Kashimir in India) was hit by heavy flood caused by heavy monsoon rains. River b

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Preserved Packed Rice Distributed in Iloilo, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-09-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency re

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Mission for Landslides in Hiroshima, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-09-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On the 20th of August 2014 Hiroshima City in western Japan was struck by a massive landslides following heavy rain. According to the local government, death toll rises to 72 with two still missing. Mo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Follow-up Activity for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-08-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Since May, 2014 when Bosnia and Herzgovina (BiH) and Serbia were affected by flood and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall, AMDA and AMDA Bosnia* have been supporting the affected people. It took

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-08-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since last March, the free mobile clinic has been offered to the affected people from Typhoon Haiyan by Leyte Medical Society in collaboration with AMDA as a part of our reconstruction activity. On Ju

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Yunnan Province 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-08-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to the magnitude 6.5 earthquake which hit Yunnan province, China on August 3rd, AMDA dispatched another nurse from Kuala Lumpur to Chengdu on August 6th. AMDA nurse from Kuala Lumpur arriv

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-08-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On August 3rd, 2014 at 4:30 pm local time, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Zhaotong, Yunnan province of southwest China. According to local media, 589 people were killed, 2,401 people were injured a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-07-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It has been 8 months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, which caused tremendous damage to the people. AMDA has been involved in relief activities from immediately after the typhoon until now. I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Inaugurating Home Health Education Program in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-07-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Based on situation survey on Polio eradication activities in Pakistan, Chigasaki-Chuo Rotary Club (CCRC) and AMDA found the need for female health education. In collaboration with Pakistan NGO Nationa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cataract Operation Project in Nagpur, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-06-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA collaborated with "Brighten the World at Your Corner (Ichigu-wo-terasu) Movement" and Pannya Metta Academy conducted a sequel of 2 cataract operation missions during February and May in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Follow-up Activity for the Earthquake in Bohol, the Philippines: Report on Noche Buena Packs Distribution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-06-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On October 15th, 2013, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck and devastated Bohol island, of the Philippines. Responding to the calamity, AMDA conducted an emergency activity in collaboration with NAVRESC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-06-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On May 27th, a rain and hail storm hit mountains when the AMDA team was on the way to Doboj from Banja Luka. A road was cut by small streams made of the overflowing water from a mountain, therefore, t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA continues reconstruction activities in Leyte.Leyte Medical Society in collaboration with AMDA has been condu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-05-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After arriving in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on May 22nd, AMDA staff joined with AMDA BiH and together they started assessing the affected areas in BiHDuring assessment, AMDA staff notic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activity of AMDA Bangladesh In Response to the Capsized Ferry in Maghna River

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-05-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the middle of the Meghna River in Gazaria Upazila, located around 30 km away from Dhaka, a ferry carrying about 300 passengers capsized and sank because of strong winds on May 15th. Around 40 peopl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-05-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On May 13th 2014, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have been affected by cyclone Tamara experiencing extremely heavy rain. It is the worst rainfall recorded in BiH since 1894, when weather reco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Free Dental Camp and Health Education in Remote Part of Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-05-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA conducted a mobile Dental camp and Hygiene education in the outskirts of Badulla district in April. The mission was conducted at Polgahaarawa School in Arawa a remote hill area of Sri Lanka and w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-05-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction.On April 13th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnership with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Conference on Yolanda Reconstruction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-05-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On Apr. 26th 2014, AMDA and Fukuyama medical association held a conference on Yolanda Reconstruction at Fukuyama city Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. Presenters from various organizations shared relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-04-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction. On March 30th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnershi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Distribution of Stationery for School Children Affected by Typhoon Yolanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-04-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leyte Island in the Philippines was severely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on 8 November 2013. AMDA conducted emergency relief activities for the initial two months and started reconstruction suppo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Situation Survey on Polio Eradication Activity in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-04-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AMDA started a situation survey on Polio eradication activity in Pakistan since September, 2013 with Chigasaki Chuo Rotary Club, which have been the supporter for polio eradication. For the first

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA's Free Medical Camp with Lions Club in War-torn Area of Northern Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-04-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maruthankerni is one of the many costal towns in the northern part of Sri Lanka that was heavily affected by the 3 decade of civil war, which finally ended in 2009. Maruthankerni is part of the Easter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Third Dental Mission as 2010 Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction Activity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-04-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As part of the three year follow up activities of the massive 2010 Haiti Earthquake, on 1st March 2014, AMDA Haiti conducted the third dental mission at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fond-des-Negres,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Distribution of Preserved Alpha Rice to the Disaster Affected People of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-04-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Philippines was seriously hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on Nov.8th 2013Upon receiving preserved alpha rice from AMDA's donor in Japan right after the disaster, we shipped them to the Philippine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Mission in Mindanao Island, Philippines (2/2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-04-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After having researched, AMDA's medical team discovered that Lupon town, located 4-hour drive from Davao, was damaged severely.They decided to help implement activities in Marayag region in Lupon town

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Mission in Mindanao Island, Philippines (1/2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-04-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On January 20th, Typhoon Lingling (local name is Agaton) hit Mindanao Island, southern part of Philippines, and caused landslides and flood which had a huge impact on local people's daily lives. Accor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-04-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Responding to the flood, the AMDA Indonesia medical team started their activities on January 19th, 2014. After having done some medical mission in Perkamil, they proceeded to another heavily affected

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • International Conference on Yolanda Reconstruction: "Bayanihan/Sogo-Fujo Without Borders"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-03-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On March 8th 2014, AMDA and Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) co-organized an international conference on Yolanda/Haiyan reconstruction in Metro Manila, Philippines. In total, 110 people

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mongolian Doctor Receives Training in Okayama

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-03-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From February 23rd through 27th, a doctor from 'Emergency Medical Service of Mongolia' visited Okayama City to participate in a four-day training program for emergency medical service provided by Okay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA's Honorary Adviser, Mr. Mikio Tajima, Delivers Speech at UN ECOSOC Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-03-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The following speech was delivered at 52nd Session of the Committee for Social Development by Mr. Mikio Tajima, an Honorary Advisor of AMDA International and Former UN Director, on February 12, 2014 a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-01-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The continuous heavy rain has caused massive flood in different areas in Indonesia. According to the report from the government's disaster agency, 13 people were killed, and more than 40,000 people we

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-01-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                From December 21st through 23rd, AMDA implemented mobile clinics in Ormoc City of Leyte Island, Basay and Marabut of Samar Island in collaboration with Development Academy of the Philippines.AMDA's pr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Solar Light Distribution for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Visaya, Philippines)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-01-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As part of Typhoon Haiyan's relief mission, AMDA received around 420 units of Solar lights (Type: d.Lights S300) from Kopernik to distribute around the affected areas. The units were distributed a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-01-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On December 13, AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission (AMMM) moved from Manila to Panay Island to implement a series of medical mission on the island. Upon arrival, they were welcomed by the Iloilo vice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-12-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On December 8th, one month after the Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Philippines, AMDA team moved to Bohol Island, and started the Christmas distribution.Responding to the request of the mayor of Maribojoc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-12-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On December 5th, AMDA team moved from Manila to Ormoc, Leyte Island by air and sea, and made an hour drive from port of Ormoc to Montebelio Pluto, Kanannga. They distributed supplies, such as rice and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-12-18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-12-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On November 26, AMDA medical team arrived in Palompon, in Leyte Island and visited the Mayor and passed the messages of sympathy from the mayor of Soja City in Okayama Prefecture and also from the Cit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-11-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Typhoon Haiyan devastated vast area in Visayas, especially in Leyte, the Philippines. AMDA has sent 10 members to the Philippines and implemented the emergency relief activities in the islands of Leyt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-11-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In response to the Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines, AMDA has already sent four teams to respond to this disaster. Based on the assessment conducted by the AMDA's first team, with the s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-11-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Before dispatching the fourth team to the Philippines, the City of Soja and AMDA held a joint press conference on November 18, 2013. The mayor of Soja City mentioned that Soja City Board of Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-11-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Based on the assessment that the AMDA nurse who had worked for relief efforts in the island of Bohol conducted, the life of the most people has been back to normal. Thanks to the aid, there are enough

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-11-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      While the news is reporting that the Super Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines on November 8th, 2013, has devastated the Philippines, AMDA dispatched two coordinators as the second team. They wil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Responding to the disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-11-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On November 8th, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, among the most powerful storms ever recorded, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. The news reports that more than 10,000 are expected to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-10-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On October 23rd, AMDA relief team and Philippine Navy (NAVRESCOM) conducted the need-survey in the worst affected areas, Maribojok, Loon San Isidro and Antequerra. The road condition was extremely haz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-10-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In response to the Philippine Earthquake happened on October 15th, AMDA has dispatched one nurse and one Filipino coordinator, who is a member of OKPC (Okayama-Kurashiki Pilipino Circle) to Bohol. Peo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-10-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On October 15th, 2013, a magnitude of 7.2 earthquake hit Bohol and Cebu islands, the central part of Philippines (US Geological Survey). According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Co

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-10-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In response to the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the districts of Awaran and Kech in Balochistan on 24 September 2013, one of AMDA's nurses was dispatched to Karachi from its Japan headquarters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • International Internship Programme Okayama (IPOK) in Sri Lanka, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-10-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA has been conducting the International Internship Programme Okayama (IPOK) for the last 3 consecutive years in collaboration with Okayama University, Japan. The IPOK program was held first

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-09-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Awaran and Kech district, a remote south-west province of Balochistan in Pakistan on 24th September, 2013. Since right after the occurrence, AMDA headquar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peace and Unity through Religion and Sports in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-09-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As part of AMDA Peace Building Program1 Part II (2011~) in Sri Lanka, AMDA International conducted "Peace and Unity through Religion and Sports" for three years in a row. This time AMDA coll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-09-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Followed by a relief supply distribution and free medical mission in Hagonoy, Bulacan on August 26th, Armed Forces of the Philippines conducted another medical mission at Siclong Elementary School in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief for the Victims of Shakardara Flood in Afghanistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-09-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The heavy rain that started in early August of 2013 caused flood in Shakardara District in Kabul, Afghanistan. It resulted in killing 21 people and affected many residents in the area. Houses and brid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-08-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Torrential rain brought on by Tropical Storm pounded Luzon Island, north of the Philippines from 18 August. AMDA launched emergency relief mission, with the help of Armed Forces of Philippinesand the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Helping People on the Way to Recovery - Follow-up on the Pakistan Flood of 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-08-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the summer of 2010, 79 out of 122 provinces in Pakistan have been heavily affected by the catastrophic floods caused by torrential rain of late July. AMDA Headquarters together with its chapters in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-08-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Typhoon MARING intensified by the southwest monsoon rains struck Luzon Island, north of the Philippines on 18th of August 2013. Ferocious rain has caused heavy flooding in Manila, the capital the coun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Free Cataract Operations in Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-08-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA in collaboration with Taiwan-International Health Action (IHA) conducted "Free Cataract Operation Mission" for the second time in Sri Lanka. The first Mission was conducted in August 2011 in Jaff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joint Mission with Soja City for the Victims of Heavy Rain in Yamaguchi and Shimane, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-08-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Japan has been experiencing heavy rainfall at a very unusual time this year. Usually, on mainland Japan, the rainy season starts around late May and ends in early July, but this year, the rain has bee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Flood Disaster in Uttarakhand Province of North India -Report from Rishikesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-07-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On June 28th, AMDA Coordinator went to Rishikesh for survey in collaboration with two local doctors from an organization called "WESAF Society" (Water, Earth, Sky, Air and Fire - Five Major Elements o

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Part I - Flood Disaster in Uttarakhand Province of North India (June 27th, 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-06-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since the middle of June in 2013, a torrential monsoon led to the severe flood in Uttarakhand Province of North India. The water even reached Delhi, the capital city of the country. This flood destroy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • A Follow up Medical Treatment for the Victims of Savar Tragedy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-06-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) and AMDA Bangladesh have jointly organized a follow-up medical treatment for the victims of the Savar tragedy on 7, June 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-02:30 P.M. The

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Activities Report: AMDA Cambodia 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-06-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the fiscal year 2012, AMDA Cambodia operated 2 main projects; "HIV/AIDS Project" and "Malaria Prevention Project".I,HIV/AIDS Project The main theme of HIV/AIDS Campaign for 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-05-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Last week, the government officials in Bangladesh's coastal areas have been put on a round?the-clock duty and volunteers on the standby for emergency rescue operation as the powerful Cyclone Mahasen w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA's Rehabilitation Activity for Haiti Earthquake Survivors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-05-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Immediately after the 2010 Great Haiti Earthquake, AMDA commenced its activities starting with an emergency relief operation termed as AMDA Multi-National Medical Mission (AMMM) and continued with reh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Response to the earthquake in Sichuan, Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-05-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A coordinator, who left for Sichuan, China, on April 23rd to respond to the earthquake that hit the area last month, came back to Japan on April 30th after completing all missions.During the assessmen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Second Activity Report for Building Collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-05-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA's nurse who left Japan on May 3rd, 2013 arrived in Bangladesh, and joined the mission conducted by AMDA Bangladesh and Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) which was the only hospital who

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Updates: Dhaka Building Collapse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA HQs has dispatched a nurse on May 1st. She will leave for Dhaka on May 3rd and will join AMDA Bangladesh team. An eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza near Savar Bus Stand collapsed a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • "Emergency Relief Activity for Dhaka Building Collapse, Bangladesh" ~Joint Mission of Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) and AMDA Bangladesh~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-04-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On April 24th, in the worst ever building collapse in Bangladesh's 42-year history, at least 245 people are killed and over 2,000 people are injured in Savar, some 20 kilometers north of the capital c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Response to the Earthquake in Sichuan, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-04-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On April 20th, 2013 at 8:00 am local time, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Ya'an City Lushan County, Sichuan Province situated 115 kilometers away from Chengdu. The depth of the earthquake centr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The International Conference on Asia Sogo-Fujo Network for Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-04-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On April 12th, 2013, International Conference for "Asia Sogo-Fujo Network for Emergency Relief" started in Okayama with an aim to establish an Asian model for coping with various disasters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Best Local Dish to Help Revitalize Quake-hit Region (Japan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-04-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eleven temporary shopping villages from areas in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures that were badly affected by the tsunami of March 11, 2011, will each field a team this Sunday in Ofunato City to compete f

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Follow Up for Emergency Relief Activity in Totonicapan, Guatemala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-04-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guatemala is a Central American Country that recently suffered several earthquakes in different provinces. Though the latest earthquake which hit Guatemala City on March 25th 2013 did not cause much d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Joint Emergency Relief Operation for the Distressed Community in Ramu, Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-04-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almost six years have passed since Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) had started its function of Emergency Medical Response Team (EMRT) in emergency situation such as natural calamities and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Activity on Affected People in Meiktila, Myanmar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-04-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On March 20th, 2013, strife of different religious believers in a jewelry store developed to an outbreak in Meiktila Township located in the central Myanmar and its outbreak spread to the surrounding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - IV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-02-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Having arrived at Manila, the capital city of the Philippines on January 27th, the thirdly dispatched team of AMDA met the local counterpart for an initial meeting. This time the team from AMDA HQ inc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-02-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On January 25th, AMDA team completed the emergency relief activity for Jakarta Flood disaster with the final medical mission in the area called Kampung Melayu in east Jakarta. There has been a serious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-02-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Followed by the success of the medical mission on January 23 in Perumahan Kemang, AMDA emergency relief team conducted another activity in Gedong Panjang 2 on January 24. The team consisted of 1 nurse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhutanese Paramedics Visit Okayama for OJT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In August 2010, AMDA organized the donation of a high-grade ambulance from Okayama City Government to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, and AMDA assisted transport the vehicle to the capital city of Bhutan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-01-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As a response to the floods disaster in Jakarta on January 15th, AMDA emergency relief team consisting of the members from AMDA HQ, AMDA Indonesia and AMSA Indonesia conducted another medical mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-01-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA Indonesia and AMDA HQ conducted the first medical mission on January 21st, with the great support of the medical students from AMSA Indonesia. In some areas, floods had started to recede however,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dental Project in Haiti - AMDA Rehabilitation Project for 2010 Haiti Quake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-01-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On January 12th 2013, AMDA Haiti Chapter conducted dental clinic activity at the Bethel clinic of Salvation Army Hospital "Fonds-des-N?gres". The activity was led by Dr. Mac Keven Frederic,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-01-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Due to the heavy rain since January 15th, flood had hit Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Through close communication with the local chapter in Indonesia, AMDA HQ and AMDA Indonesia decided to conduc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMMM for Makassar Flood, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-01-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 8th January 2013, Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi Province in Indonesia suffered serious flood triggered by heavy rain. This flood killed 8 people and left 1,000 houses and hundr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Two Nurses from Nepal Received Training in Okayama, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-01-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two nurses from Nepal, who work at AMDA Siddhartha Children and Women Hospital and AMDA Institute of Health Science, received training at Okayama Prefectural University from November 26th through Dece

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Donated Ultrasound Machine from Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital Arrives in Afghanistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-01-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A surgeon from AMDA Afghanistan came to Japan for the training at Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital for two months (September to November 2012) through a program called "Local to Local" funded by Oka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - III

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-12-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 12th December, AMDA team joined by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and local medical voluntary staffs carried out medical consultation and distribution of relief goods at barangay hall of Mon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-12-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On 9th and 10th December, Team secured relief food for distribution, and coordinated for the purchase of medicine. Team repacked those goods ready to distribute to 500 affected families with the help

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-12-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Typhoon Bopha struck the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday 4th of December 2012. High winds and heavy rain damaged a part of the island, but two eastern provinces of the island, Compostela Valley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Activity Report from AMDA Cambodia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-11-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (1)IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) Development-STIs/HIV/AIDS Prevention Project- AMDA Cambodia has been committed to the prevention of STIs/HIV/AIDS. AMDA Cambodia prepared STIs educat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Peace Clinic in India Celebrates 3rd Year Anniversary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-11-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA established an Ayurveda Clinic in Bodhgaya, India and named it AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in 2009. The clinic was established under the Bodhaiisshinji Trust, Bodhgaya and has a Buddhist temple adjoi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ER Mission for the Guatemala Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-11-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      From a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Guatemala on November 7th, 43 people were killed, 24,034 injured, and 10,200 houses destroyed. 8,705 out of 21,064 affected people live in the shelter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA's Newest Project: AMDA Food Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-11-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Food Program is a program aiming to spread organic farming in Asia, based on the motto, "Food is the source of life".AMDA Notoro Farm opened in Notoro district in Shinjo Village, Okayam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trainee from Afghanistan Visits Okayama

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-11-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A surgeon from AMDA Afghanistan arrived in Japan in late August of 2012. His visit was made possible through Okayama Prefectural Government's subsidy for International Contribution "Local to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The 27th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for International Health Held on November 3rd and 4th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-11-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The 27th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for International Health was held at Okayama University on November 3rd and 4th. Dr. Suganami, the president of AMDA international, participated in thi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dr. Rameshwar Pokharel, the Founder of AMDA Nepal, Visited Okayama, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr.Pokharel visited Japan on October 6th through Oct 12th. Dr. Pokharel is one of the founders of AMDA Nepal, Siddhartha Children & Women Hospital and AMDA Hospital in Damak, Nepal. He graduated from

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Peace and Unity through Religion and Sports in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-10-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For two years in a row, AMDA international has organized and conducted a post conflict Peace Building program in Sri Lanka. Once again AMDA international teamed up with AMDA-Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Co

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Activity Report from AMDA Taiwan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-10-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA International has received an activity report from AMDA Taiwan. Below is their report.Project #1 Date: May 23-24, 2012Project: Cross-Strait Brightening Charity OperationBackground: China, Fu Jian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Sports Exchange Program in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-10-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA International and AMDA Haiti implemented a sports exchange program for unity targeting the youths of Haiti aged from 11 to 14 years old in Port au Prince, Haiti. The program was conducted for on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reconstructive Activities for the Flood in Erdenet, Orkhon Aimag with Mongolian Red Cross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-09-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This was the first memorial collaboration activity with Mongolian Red Cross after concluding a cooperation agreement with them on August 27th, 2012.On September 17th through 18th, 2012, AMDA and Mongo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Donation of Prosthesis Machinery to Mission of Hope Port au Prince, Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-09-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Right after the great earthquake in Haiti in 2010, AMDA dispatched team of doctors from its chapters all around the world. The emergency medical relief continued for months and then AMDA continued to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Receives Appreciation Plaque from Mongolian Ophtalmologist Association

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-09-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Since 2009, AMDA has conducted numerous medical missions in Mongolia in association with Mongolian Ophtalmologist Association.We spent a year in 2009 to do the research in Mongolia for the cataract su

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Donated Pairs of Glasses to Children with Amblyopia (partially-sighted) in Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-09-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students at Okayama City Yoshida Elementary School fundraise and make donations to AMDA for Mongolian children every year.This year, AMDA provided pairs of glasses to 16 children with amblyopia for fr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Cataract Project in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, Mission 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-09-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sri Lanka has a large number of senior citizens with cataracts and most of them live in the rural areas. Nuwara Eliya is one of the Tea estates in the central province with a population of more than 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concluding a Cooperation Agreement with Mongolian Red Cross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-08-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On August 27th, AMDA concluded a cooperation agreement with Mongolian Red Cross. The purpose of this is to cooperate with Mongolian Red Cross for future activities, with the focus on disaster relief m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Japan Mongolia Friendship Hospital Opens in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-08-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the year commemorating 40th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Mongolia and Japan, Dr. Oyunchimeg, the chapter chairperson of AMDA Mongolia, opened Japan Mongolia Friendship Hospital on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Soul and Medicine Program in Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-08-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On August 26th in Mongolia, AMDA Soul and Medicine Program, or in short ASMP, was held at Gandan Temple, the headquarters of Mongolian Buddhism. This is the fifth ASMP in Mongolia. Religious Instituti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Medical Relief Mission in Ambon, Indonesia continues...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-08-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Day 3, AMDA team purchased food supplies at the local market to distribute among the flood victims of Ambon. They sorted out the supplies into 300 bags.In the late morning, they travelled to Mamua,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Medical Relief Mission in Ambon, Indonesia, Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-08-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For the emergency relief activity in Ambon, Indonesia, our team consists of 4 medical doctors (two of them from Ambon), a nurse, a coordinator from AMDA Headquarter in Japan. There are a number of loc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Medical Relief Mission in Ambon, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-08-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Due to the heavy rainfall caused by Cyclone Saola, the area was flooded and landslide happened in Ambon in Maluku, Indonesia. According to the local news, as of August 2nd, 2012, 8 people died, and a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Relief Operation in Kurigram, Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-07-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The first medical team for the flood victims in Kurigram left Dhaka in the early morning of July 12th, along with the 1st medical team consisting of 2 medical doctors, 2 coordinators, 1 paramedic, one

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Initiating Emergency Relief for Bangladesh Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-07-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Due to continuous heavy rainfall since the end of June, the area along Meghna River in northern part of Bangladesh was widely flooded. The damage from the flood is worsening. The water level is still

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dr. Suganami's Visit to Myanmar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-07-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In June 2012, Dr. Suganami visited Myanmar for the first time in 7 years. During his visit, Dr. Suganami was able to meet with Professor Dr. Pe Thet Khin, the current Minister of Health, and 2 former

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Receiving the Presidential Award from the Philippine Medical Association

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-06-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Philippine Medical Association on its 105th Annual Convention and 15th MASEAN (Medical Association of ASEAN Countries) Conference during its Closing & Induction Ceremonies on May 18, 2012 pre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Donation of AUTOCLAVE to Jaffna Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-06-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In August 2011, AMDA in collaboration with Taiwan-International Health Action (TaiwanIHA) conducted 134 free Cataract operations at Jaffna Teaching Hospital in northern Sri Lanka, devastated area by n

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Free Dental Clinic Project in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-06-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA has been supporting the recovery of Haiti and its people since the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.In 2010, our various projects were providing prosthetic legs to the dis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Lost Water Has Returned in Tlogolele, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-06-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In November 2010, Mt. Merapi's deadly eruption made people in the village of Tlogolele in Boyolali District, Indonesia evacuate for three months. (Boyolali located at the foot of Mt. Merapi)After AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dr. Samarage, Chairperson of AMDA Sri Lanka at 2012 International Medical Leaders Forum & Annual Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-05-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Sarath Samarage, Chairperson of AMDA Sri Lanka and the Former President of the College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka was a key speaker at the 2012 International Medical Leaders Forum held

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Charity Concert Report from AMDA Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-05-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On April 25th, a charity concert to support the recovery of Tohoku was held at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. More than 400 audiences were present. The people shared an evening filled

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Presentation Ceremony of Autoclave and Handpiece Used for Cataract Surgery from TaiwanIHA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-04-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA and TaiwanIHA (International Health Action) exchanged an MOU in March 2009. TaiwanIHA and AMDA jointly organized a free cataract surgery project and operated on 134 patients in Northern Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA's Three-Year Program of Supporting Tohoku's Recovery The Latest from Tohoku Disaster Region

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-04-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku region in Japan was struck by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggering a triple disaster of historic proportions. The next day AMDA' s emergency m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Signing Ceremony for Exchanging Memorandum of Understanding Between AMDA and TAEM in Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-03-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On March 20th, 2012, a signing ceremony for exchanging Memorandum of Understanding between AMDA and TAEM (Thai Association of Emergency Medicine) was held at Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok. Dr Yoneyuk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Completes Third Cataract Project in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-03-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sri Lanka is one of the developing nations that has a large number of senior citizens with cataracts and most of them live in the rural areas.Following AMDA's two main motto of "Local Initiative" and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Securing Clean Water for the Victims of Mt. Merapi Volcanic Eruption

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-02-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mount Merapi, nestled in the densely populated area of central Java, Indonesia, is one the most active volcanoes in the world. On Feb. 14, more than a year after its deadly eruption, YKP Surakarta, AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA's Second Cataract Project in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-02-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sri Lanka is one of the developing nations that has a large number of senior citizens with cataracts and most of them live in the rural areas where there aren't enough medical services avail to tr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Indonesia Reaching Out to Its Local People in Sulawesi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-02-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Jan. 30 a strong typhoon swept through Pangkajene , Sulawesi, causing damages and injuries to the villagers of Tekolabbua. As the village is located in a remote area, the news of the disaster reach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Completed Three Missions in Mindanao

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-01-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As per our earlier reports AMDA has launched three emergency medical relief activities in a row for the victims of the Typhoon Sendong that swept across the Cagayan de Oro and Iligan region of Mindana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Continues to Work for the People of Mindanao

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-01-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA continues its emergency medical aid for the victims of the recent tropical storm 'Sendong'(Washi). AMDA's next relief team is expected to arrive in the disaster area of Mindanao on the 13th. The

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Working with Local Partners for the Victims of Mindanao Typhoon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-01-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                According to the report of Dec. 26th issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, the death toll from the recent Mindanao Typhoon has now risen to 1,236 and more than 1,000 peopl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Medical Team Helping the Victims of Mindanao Typhoon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-12-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA has launched emergency medical relief activities for the victims of the Typhoon Sendong(Washi) that swept across the Mindanao region in southern Philippines from Dec. 16 to 17. The most fierce st

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Follow-up on the Relief Activities in Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-12-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the aftermath of the recent flood crisis, some Thai people are still struggling with flood water. The four members of the 3rd AMDA emergency relief mission arrived in Bangkok on Nov. 20th. The fir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Follow-up Assessment for the Earthquake in Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-12-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA's second team of two arrived in Istanbul on the 27th of November and held a meeting with KIMSE YOK MU with whom AMDA's first team of doctors worked in collaboration just after the first earthquak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA's 3rd Dispatch to Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-11-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Though the worst of the crisis is over in central Bangkok, vast area in Thailand still remains waterlogged and hardship continues for local residents.AMDA's third medical relief team was dispatched to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Receives Letter of Appreciation from Delegates of Sichuan Province, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-11-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA is awarded with a letter of appreciation by delegates of Sichuan Province for the past emergency relief activities.AMDA is awarded with a letter of appreciation by delegates of Sichuan Province

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activity: Myanmar Flood 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In midland Myanmar, there has been a flood due to the continuous rain since 17th Oct, added by the heavy downpour at 8PM on 19th Oct. This has caused the overflow of Ayeyarwady River and led to the f

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Activity: Myanmar Flood 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From right after the disaster in midland Myanmar, the local staffs of AMDA group has conducted the damage assessment and started distribution of relief goods and medical equipment required at temporar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA 2nd Team Conducts Health Workshop for Flood Evacuees in Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-11-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA 2nd team which arrived in Bangkok on 31st October has been working on a preparation of a trailer and drivers for a test run of the boat, purchased on 3rd Nov.The areas affected by floods are stil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA 2nd Team Emergency Relief Activity Report in flood affected Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA's 2nd Emergency Relief Medical Team (1 doctor and 2 nurses) left Oct 31st 2011 and conducted a needs survey by a round of visit to evacuation centers located in Bangkok city, in cooperation with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The 2nd AMDA Team to Arrive in Flood-Plagued Bangkok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-11-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As flood water has started to seep into the city of Bangkok, AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan, has decided to send in another emergency relief team consisting of one doctor and two nurses after con

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ER Activities for Floods in Pampanga, the Philippines 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Attacked by two successive typhoons, Pedring and Quiel, during the month of September 2011. Following the 1st mission in the first week of October, A field officer of AMDA Headquarters arrived in Mani

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Doctors Treating the Injured in Ercis, Turkey 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Emergency Medical Team in Ercis, Tukey has been able to respond to the continuing needs of patients who survived the earthquake of 23rd Oct. AMDA Team have been working in partnership with Kimse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Doctors Treating the Injured in Ercis, Turkey 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-10-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA Emergency Medical Team which left Okayama, Japan, on the 24th, is now actively engaged in relief efforts at ????Sahara Hospital????, Erzis, Van, in the eastern Turkey. AMDA team arrived Van Airpo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ASMP Ceremony in the Philippines for the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-10-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            With an initiative from AMDA Philippines, 10th ASMP ceremony was held on the 2nd of Oct. 2011 in Metro Manila, in the Philippines. This ASMP became the 10th ceremony in the country, and especially org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aid Goods Distribution (Thailand Flood)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-10-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On the 19th, AMDA team consisting of a doctor, nurse and coordinator, joined Thai Association for Emergency Medicine (TAEM) to deliver emergency supplies to the residents of Nakhon Sawan Province, 24

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin: Earthquake in Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-10-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast part of Turkey on Sunday Oct. 23. The death toll has exceeded 200 and it is expected to rise. There are still people trapped in the collapsed buildings and hun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ER Activities for Floods in Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-10-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thailand's flood situation is still on high alert. The worst flood in decades has caused massive damage as the floodwater has swept across the country.In coping with this situation, a nurse and a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Activities for Floods by Typhoons in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-10-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Attacked by two successive typhoons, Pedring and Quiel, within the last week of September 2011, Luzon Island of the Philippines has been suffering from severe flood damage.A field officer of the AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Ophthalmologist and Cataract Mission in Mongolia 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-10-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA inaugurated its ophthalmologic assistance project in Mongolia by sending its first survey mission in 2009, followed by a second mission in 2010 to hold seminars for optometrists and to give catar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Sports Exchange Program for Unity in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-10-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA International and AMDA Sri Lanka implemented a post conflict peace building program called "AMDA Sports Exchange Program for Unity" for children aged from 10 to 14 years old in Anuradh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Disaster Rehabilitation through Sports-AMDA Sports Project for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-08-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA carried out the Sports Exchange for the rehabilitation of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami from Aug 2nd to Aug 6th 2011 in Okayama Prefecture. 46 junior high school soccer players aged from 12 to 15,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cataract Operation in Sri Lanka: Implementation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-08-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA in collaboration with Taiwan- International Health Action (IHA) conducted free Cataract operation mission in the north of Sri Lanka, Jaffna district which was devastated by a long running civil w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Ophthalmologist and Cataract Mission in Mongolia 2011: Third Mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-06-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA Ophthalmologist and Cataract Mission, the third mission of its series, successfully ended on June 18 in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. A week-long seminar, which started on June 13, gather

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Optometry Seminar in Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-06-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Continuing from last year, from June 14 to June 18, 2011, AMDA is conducting a second seminar in Ulaanbaatar designed to explain the advancement in optometry technology. An expert was invited to Mongo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mongolian Optometrist/Ophthalmologists Visit Japan for Training

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-06-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A group of optometrist/ophthalmologists from Mongolia that visited Japan from May 22nd returned to Mongolia on June 4th after completing two-week long training/observation in Okayama (partially Tokyo)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Follow-up: Recovery from the volcano eruption (Mt. Merapi, Indonesia)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-05-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At the time when Mt. Merapi, a volcano in Central Java, Indonesia, erupted in Nov. 2010, AMDA sent a joint relief team to Surakarata to conduct relief work in the region. Upon the team's arrival AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Peace Clinic to deliver free medical services on Buddha's anniversary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-05-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In celebration of the 2,600th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment, a big event was held in Bodhgaya, India, known as the sanctuary for Buddhist adherents. While a lot of religious & cultural activi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Activity Summary: AMDA Emergency Relief for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-05-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Overview:Mar. 11: In response to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of Japan, AMDA decided to dispatch its first emergency relief team.Mar. 12: AMDA team left for severe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #20: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-04-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA team completed the transfer of work to local entities in both Iwate and Miyagi and ended all of its direct medical assistance on Apr. 20th. While most of AMDA personnel have withdrawn from the wo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Photographs from AMDA teams: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-04-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Iwate Prefecture (the town of Ohtsuchicho):Handing out nutritional supplements at the evacuation centers.Miyagi Pref.(the town of Minamisanriku-cho): *The team in Miyagi will be active until Apr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #18: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-04-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After one month has passed since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit north-east Japan, people in the afflicted regions participated in a silent prayer on Apr. 11th. Even now, innumerable

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #17: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-04-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Apr. 10th a number of volunteers gathered at a local temple in Okayama (home to AMDA) to sort out the stationery to be sent to the disaster victims in Ohstuchicho and Kamaishi City in Iwate Pref.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #16: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-04-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Iwate Prefecture (the town of Ohtsuchicho):AMDA has been continuing medical treatments at the evacuation centers and mobile clinic services in the vicinity. The common ailments include chronic diseas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #15: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-04-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    'AMDA to Support Local Doctors by Donating Temporary-Clinic Units'AMDA President, Dr. Shigeru Suganami held a press conference at AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan on 5th April, announcing that AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #14: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-04-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In line with the ongoing medical relief, AMDA has started to shift its relief activities to rehabilitative assistance after three weeks have passed since the earthquake struck.AMDA President, Dr. Shig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #13: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-04-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After three weeks have passed since the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami, the climate has become relatively mild from the time when the disaster struck Tohoku and Kanto regions. However, whilst t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #12: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-04-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA's medical teams, one in Iwate and one in Miyagi prefecture, are making untiring efforts towards caring for the victims and evacuees. On average, about ten to twenty staff work in each team at a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #11: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-03-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In response to an increasing number of requests coming in from foreign organizations in joining AMDA's relief work, AMDA has started to collaborate with the overseas relief teams. Iwate Prefecture (Ka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #10: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-03-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Iwate Prefecture (Kamaishi City and the town of Ohtsuchicho):1) OhtsuchichoThe medical infrastructure in the town of Ohtsuchicho was totally devastated due to the torrential tsunami. The clinics and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Receives Donation from Kurashiki Pilipino Circle (KPC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-03-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Mar. 24th, the executive members of Kurashiki Pilipino Circle (KPC) visited AMDA to make a donation for AMDA's relief work toward the Japan Earthquake.KPC is a group of Filippino people residin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #9: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-03-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  While aftershocks still continue in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, current cold weather (snowing in some areas) poses an extra burden on those who are withstanding the aftermath. However, a good news

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #8: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-03-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA teams are ongoingly engaged in medical services both in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. This report is on the activities in Kamaishi City and the town of Ohtsuchicho in Iwate Pref. as of Mar. 22nd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #7: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-03-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After ten days have passed since AMDA teams entered the disaster sites, the local conditions are gradually showing recovery in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. Telephone lines (mobile) and power supply

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #6: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-03-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Still rattled by the frequent aftershocks, AMDA teams have been working in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. Now that more than 10 days have passed since the occurrence of the earthquake, obvious fatigue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MERCY Malaysia Offers Donations and Support for Japan Earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-03-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On March 17th, AMDA received a courtesy call by an executive member of Malaysian NGO, MERCY Malaysia, who visited Japan to investigate how they could support the suffers of the Japan Earthquake, and a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #5: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-03-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1) AMDA team in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture:AMDA team has been delivering mobile clinic services and relief goods to the nursing homes and schools (evacuation shelters) in Aoba and Miyagino Wards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-03-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA team in Kamaishi City and the Town of Ohzuchicho, Iwate Prefecture:On Mar. 15th four members of AMDA team working in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture moved to the adjacent Iwate Prefecture to work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Calling For Donation-Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-03-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA Headquarters Calling For Donation-Japan EarthquakeDear AMDA supporters,Thank you very much for your concern and assistance regarding our emergency relief for Japan Earthquake. Our teams in the af

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-03-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mar. 13th:Since Mar. 13th, AMDA teams have worked in the local nursing home in Aoba Ward, Sendai City. According to AMDA personnel, lifelines including electricity, water and phone lines have been cu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-03-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On Saturday Mar. 12th, after obtaining relief items such as batteries, water and food supplies in Niigata (AMDA's hub located 250km southwest of Sendai) AMDA's first relief team comprising two doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-03-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the catastrophic earthquake that hit northern Japan (mag. 8.8) on Friday, Mar. 11th, AMDA dispatched its emergency relief team from its headquarters in Okayama, western Japan. The exte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-03-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         On 3rd March, AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission (AMMM) finished their mission in Christchurch and the personnel involved went back to their respective home countries by 5th March. In a week's m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-03-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On 27th February, two more personnel left Japan and joined the AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission in Christchurch on 28th; one medical student from Okayama University, who is a member of Asian Medic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-02-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (This is a message from the father of a woman who is missing and supposed to have been inside the collapsed CTV building. AMDA's staff member, who was sent from our Headquarters in Japan, received th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-02-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the catastrophic earthquake (mag.6.3) that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on Feb. 22nd, AMDA has deployed AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission comprised of relief personnel from Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3:Floods and landslides in Brazil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-02-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The torrential rain on 12th January 2011 in the state of Rio de Janeiro resulted in the worst natural disaster in Brazil. On 18th Jan., AMDA sent a relief team from its headquarters in Japan which in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Floods and Landslides in Brazil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-02-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recent photos from AMDA team in Nova Friburgo, Brazil:The vestiges of the landslides (the view continues for miles from the town center to the outskirts.)Houses were completely washed away.At the Nati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Cambodia Supports Vulnerable Children and Youths Through Sports Activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-01-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With the support from Yamaichi Kanko - Japan and AMDA International, AMDA Cambodia has started to introduce a health education program to prevent HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Floods and Landslides in Brazil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-01-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the floods and landslides occurring in the state of Rio de Janeiro since Jan. 11th AMDA is going to dispatch relief personnel from its headquarters in Okayama, Japan. As of Jan. 16th t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Haiti Quake Victim to Visit Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-01-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In commemoration of the first anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake that occurred on Jan. 12th, 2010, AMDA invited its disaster victim in sharing one's tragic experience with the victims of the Grea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-01-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From 7th to 24th Dec. 2010, AMDA's relief team saw 108 cholera patients including eight casualtiesat at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fonds des Negres (120 km west of Port-Au-Prince). The number of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-12-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After leaving Port-Au-Prince on Dec. 7th, AMDA team is now working at a hospital run by the Salvation Army in Fonds des Negres, the location which health ministry of Haiti and WHO/ PAHO (The Pan Ameri

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-12-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AMDA's emergency relief coordinator arrived in Port au Prince in the evening of Dec. 2nd. He travelled to Saint Marc in Artibonite on the following day and visited the regional peripheral hospit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-12-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On Dec. 1st, a team of doctors from AMDA Headquarters in Japan left for Haiti in response to the recent cholera outbreak. The team comprising one physician, one nurse, one prosthetist and one

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Mt. Merapi Volcano Eruption, Central Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-11-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Nov. 17th AMDA's relief personnel from AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Indonesia joined together upon their arrival in Surakarta, Central Java. According to AMDA Indonesia, Mt. Merapi's volcanic erupti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Mt. Merapi Volcano Eruption, Central Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-11-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (AMDA coordinator leaving for Indonesia from Okayama, Japan)In response to Mt. Merapi's volcanic eruption in Indonesia that occurred on Nov. 5th, 2010, AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Indonesia have sent a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Follow-up: AMDA Prosthetic Project in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-11-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Haiti, AMDA has been working in DASH (Developmental Activities And Services For Health), a local hospital in Delmas located in the west of Port-Au-Prince where it set up a prosthetic lab to provid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Strengthens Ties With Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From Oct. 17th to 27th AMDA President, Dr. Shigeru Suganami, visited Turkey to strengthen ties with the country in the scope of establishing a disaster response scheme; realizing Turkey's growing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Signs MOU with Health Sciences University of Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Sept. 7th 2010, AMDA concluded the Memorandum of Understanding with Health Sciences University of Mongolia (HSUM) for the establishment of partnership. This MOU is a formal recognition of understa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Earthquake and Tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (AMDA Indonesia team in North Pagai, West Sumatra)AMDA started emergency relief activity for victims of the huge earthquake and tsunami that occurred on the evening of 25th October off the weste

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #5: Floods in Pakistan-Summary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-10-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the catastrophic flood disaster that struck Pakistan in late July, AMDA dispatched its medical teams from Afghanistan, Japan, Indonesia and Bangladesh throughout September to October.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Ophthalmologist and Cataract Mission in Mongolia 2010: Second Mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-10-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA Headquarters has been engaged in two ophthalmic services, cataract surgery and optometric training in Mongolia. As follow-up to the first mission in June 2010, AMDA sent a team of Japanese medic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Follow-up Assessment II: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-10-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA recently conducted its second follow-up assessment for Chile Earthquake occurred in February, 2010. In response to the catastrophic quake, AMDA dispatched a joint relief team to Talca and Const

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Floods in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-10-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA's latest emergency relief activities in flood stricken Pakistan:Thatta, Sindh Province:As of Oct. 1st, relief personnel from AMDA Headquarters (Japan), AMDA Indonesia and AMDA Bangladesh are acti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Floods in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-09-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the catastrophic flood disaster that struck Pakistan in late July, since Sept. 17th, the team of doctors from AMDA Headquarters is conducting ER activities in Thatta in the southern pr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Floods in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-09-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In collaboration with the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), AMDA's local counterpart in Pakistan, AMDA's first team from its Afghan chapter (four doctors and two nurses) held a range of relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Floods in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-09-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Due to the massive floods caused by torrential rain that struck Pakistan in late July, UN OCHA reported that the affected population has topped 18,000,000 with the death toll exceeding 1,600 and mor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Disaster Rehabilitation through Sports-AMDA Sports Project in Haiti - Diary III

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-08-30

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Disaster Rehabilitation through Sports-AMDA Sports Project in Haiti - Diary I/II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-08-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 18 Aug 2010, the soccer event organized by AMDA took place in Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), aiming at cheering up the Haitian children that withstood the earthquake th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Ophthalmologist and Cataract Mission in Mongolia 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-07-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 From June 23rd to July 1st, AMDA Headquarters in collaboration with Mongolian Ophthalmologist Society held "AMDA Ophthalmologist and Cataract Mission in Mongolia 2010" in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-07-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On July 5th, AMDA team visited two communities in the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, to provide necessary assistance to the displaced people in the region. Yujnyi  village in the south area of Osh:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-07-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Since its arrival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on June 30th, AMDA’s relief team has been engaged in relief work for the victims of the recent ethnic unrest.BishkekOn July 2nd, accompanied by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-07-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       On June 30th, a team of relief personnel from AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Kazakhstan arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Upon their arrival, they held meetings with Kyrgyzstan’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-06-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In response to the ethnic unrest in Kyrgyzstan, on June 25th, AMDA Headquarters sent one coordinator to Bishkek, the capital.  AMDA coordinator will be joined by one doctor from AMDA Kazakh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Follow-up Assessment: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-06-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For the follow-up assessment on AMDA’s rehabilitative assistance for Chile Earthquake, on June 10th AMDA Headquarters sent one nurse to Talca and Constitucion in the Seventh Maule Province, Chil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Soul and Medicine Program (ASMP) in Corregidor Island, the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-06-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA conducted its AMDA Soul and Medicine Programme (ASMP) in the historic island of Corregidor in the Philippines on 12th of June 2010. This is the 9th ASMP in the Philippines and took place in t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Prosthetic Project/Sports Project in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-06-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA-Haiti Prosthetic ProjectAMDA has finally launched its next phase of the project in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January.  AMDA’s coordinator from its headquarters made a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IX: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Mar. 25th, AMDA’s relief team in Constitucion, Chile, held mobile health and hygiene workshops in the coastal areas that were heavily affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.&nb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin XII: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-05-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To complement the earlier emergency medical treatments given to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti in January, two doctors from AMDA Bolivia flew to Gonaives on May 5th.Four months

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Qinghai Earthquake Emergency Relief, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-04-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After arriving in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan on Apr. 16th, AMDA coordinator met with the officials from Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Science (SACMS) as well as Nong Gong Party, a promin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Qinghai Earthquake Emergency Relief, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-04-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the appalling earthquake that hit northwestern province of Qinghai, China in the morning of Apr. 14th, AMDA has dispatched one coordinator from its headquarters in Japan on Apr. 15th.Ac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VIII: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-03-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Since Mar. 23rd, AMDA's relief team in Talca, Chile, has initiated a range of relief activities mainly targeting the infants in the coastal region of Constitucion, located approxim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VII: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-03-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA’s relief team in Talca, Chile, is about to conduct relief activities in the coastal region of Constitucion that was greatly affected by the quake-induced tsunami. As of now, the followin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VI: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-03-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As of Mar. 18th, AMDA's second relief team has reached Talca where AMDA is setting up a logistic hub for a relief effort targeting the coastal region of Constitucion, the worst tsunami-affected area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin V: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-03-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Two nurses from AMDA Headquarters and one coordinator from AMDA Peru have arrived in Santiago, the capital of Chile.  The personnel will be the second AMDA team on this mission.  Aft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-03-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Based in Talca, Chile, AMDA’s relief team is going to start a relief initiative for the families with infants in the coastal area of Constitucion in Maure region.  The project is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-03-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On Mar. 7th, AMDA's relief team has arrived in Concepcion, the devastated capital of Bio Bio Province, Chile.Since the team's departure from Santiago, the team has visited four places, namel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-03-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As of Mar. 6th, AMDA's relief team has arrived in Santiago, the capital of the quake-stricken Chile. The team consists of one doctor and one coordinator from AMDA Headquarters as well as one counselor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-03-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the earthquake that struck Chile on Feb. 27th, AMDA has begun its emergency relief.According to the news source, the 8.8 quake devastated the province of Bio-Bio and other neighboring a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Visits Samoa for 2009 Tsunami Follow-up

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-03-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To assess the recovery from the tsunami that struck Samoa in September 2009, on Feb. 23rd, AMDA's representative revisited the affected areas along the east coast of the country.On the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin XI: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-02-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:Gonaives (Haiti):The team of doctors from AMDA Bolivia and a nurse from AMDA Canada completed their mission and left Gonaives. In exchange of AMDA Bolivia'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin X: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-02-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:Gonaives (Haiti):The doctors from AMDA Bolivia and a nurse from AMDA Canada were busy treating patients in local hospitals. The days were averaging

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IX: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-02-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:Gonaives (Haiti):On Feb. 5th, after arriving in Gonaives, doctors from AMDA Bolivia and a nurse from AMDA Canada have started working in local hospit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VIII: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-02-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:St. Marc (Haiti):A team comprised of two doctors from AMDA Nepal and one coordinator from AMDA Peru has completed its mission and is scheduled to lea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VII: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-02-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Having its logistic base in Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep), AMDA's relief teams are currently active in St. Marc and Gonaives, both located at the northwest of Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Hait

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VI: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-01-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     As of Jan. 27th, AMDA has dispatched its relief teams to Gonaives, approximately 120km northwest of Port-au-Prince, and Jimani, the town at the Dom.Rep-Haiti border. In Gonaives, orthopedic surg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin V: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-01-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After arriving in Dominican Republic, AMDA's President, Dr. Suganami, visited Jimani at the Dom.Rep-Haiti border to discuss further initiatives with UN and the local health ministry.Considering that a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-01-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Nicolas Hospital in St. Marc, Haiti, where AMDA team is currently working at, is running out of space and facing severe lack of surgeons and facilities. In the mean time, another request wa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-01-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA's relief team (comprised of one doctor, one nurse and one coordinator) has arrived in St. Marc, approximately 60 km north of Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Haiti. The team is in colla

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-01-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As the entry to Haiti has been halted, AMDA's relief team has arrived in Santo Domingo, the capital of the neighboring Dominican Republic. AMDA is going to use Santo Domingo as a satellite base and w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-01-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12th, AMDA is dispatching relief personnel to Port-au-Prince, the capital. The extent of the damage is appalling and the death toll ma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Medical Camp in Sichuan, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-01-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As a commemorative effort for Sichuan Earthquake in May 2008, AMDA conducted medical activities from 13th to 22nd of December 2009 in Sichuan, China. Targeted at the local school pupils, the activiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Peace Clinic Opens in Bodhgaya, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-11-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On Nov. 1st 2009, the opening ceremony of AMDA Peace Clinic was held in Bodhgaya, India, the world heritage site known as the Buddhist sanctuary. Attended by Dr. Shigeru Suganami, the preside

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief Report: Emergency Relief for Tsunami in Samoa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-11-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On the 29th of September 2009 at 6:48am an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean. A resulting tsunami up to six meters in waves caused severe damage to the close-nit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: ER for Flood Disaster in South India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-10-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Flood caused by a record-heavy fall of rain in late September has taken away hundreds of lives and displaced approximately 2,500,000 people in the provinces of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-10-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For the victims of the recent earthquake in Indonesia, AMDA is currently engaged in mobile clinic in the district of Pariamang in Western Sumatra. Current team (since Oct.5th) comprises a sec

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: ER for Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy), Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-10-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A team of AMDA personnel assessed the extent of the damage after their arrival in Manila on Sept.29th.The team visited shelters at four different locations in Marikina, Manila for assessment: one of t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-10-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A team of medical personnel from AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Indonesia has been conducting mobile clinic in Pariamang (59km north of Padang.) On Oct.6th, in cooperation with a local NGO, the t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2009-10-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               As of Oct.6th, AMDA's medical mission for Sumatra earthquake is engaged in several relief initiatives.1) AMDA Indonesia is currently assisting surgical operations in Jameer General Hospital in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-10-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Oct.1st, AMDA Headquarters in Japan dispatched a medical team comprised of one doctor and one physical therapist to the disaster stricken Padang, Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The team will be join

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: ER for Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy), Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-10-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) that struck the island of Luzon, Philippines on Sept. 26th '09, AMDA Headquarters has sent two personnel to the afflicted site. According to the official a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: ER for Earthquake in Western Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 6th Sept. '09, loaded with relief goods and medical consumptions, the team from AMDA Indonesia (two doctors and one nurse) left for the affected area via Bandung where they had briefing and as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Indo-Japan Emergency Relief Training Program 2009, Manipal, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-09-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Considering the scale and effects of recent disasters around the world, networking with other organizations has become essential for more timely and coherent assistance toward the victims. Academia pl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: ER for Earthquake in Western Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-09-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In response to the devastating earthquake that struck western Java, Indonesia in the afternoon of Sept. 02nd, AMDA Indonesia has sent a relief team comprised of two doctors and one nurse. The team has

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASMP in Mongolia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-09-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On 24th Aug, 09, AMDA Soul and Medicine Programme (ASMP) was held at Ulaanbaatar's Gandan Temple, the largest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the Nomohan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA speaks at UN ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2009 in Geneva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-08-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             On July 6th '09, AMDA was chosen to make an oral presentation at UN ECOSOC High-level Segment, Annual Ministerial Review 2009 held at the United Nations' European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin II:Emergency Relief for Diarrhea Outbreak in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2009-08-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mobile Team Accelerates its Move in Southern YangonTo help alleviate the sufferings of the victims caused by Cyclone Nargis, a mobile team, consisting of AMDA’s clinical staff and township

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin II:ER for Diarrhea Outbreak in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-08-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On the 1st of Aug. 2009, a team of one coordinator and one doctor from AMDA Headquarters arrived in Kathmandu and on the 3rd of Aug., along with one doctor from AMDA-Nepal and a local T.V reporter lef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin I:ER for Diarrhea Outbreak in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-07-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A severe outbreak of diarrhea is sweeping across the remote districts of western Nepal. So far the outbreak has claimed more than 183 lives and according to the latest reports it seems to spread to th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-06-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On May 25th '09, Cyclone Aila hit southern coast of Bangladesh and northeastern India. According to the govt. of Bangladesh as of Jun. 7th '09, Aila has caused the loss of 190 lives and wounde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-06-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Bangladesh team including two coordinators and one medical assistant reached Barguna District, one of highly affected districts in the early morning of Jun. 1st ’09. After a meeting with th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On May 25th '09, Cyclone Aila hit southern coast of Bangladesh and northeastern India. According to the govt. of Bangladesh as of May 28th '09, Aila has caused the loss of 147 lives and wounde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin I: Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On May 25th '09, Cyclone Aila hit southern coast of Bangladesh and northeastern India. According to the govt. of Bangladesh as of May 28th '09, Aila has caused the loss of 147 lives and wounded 6,551

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kosovo Revisited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-05-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            About a boy named NezirPrecisely a decade after the start of AMDA's emergency relief activities for the refugees of Kosovo, Ms. Mari Kondo, a former AMDA staff and presently Associate Professor at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Soul and Medicine Programme (ASMP) in Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2009-05-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA Indonesia carried out AMDA Soul and Medicine Program (ASMP) on May 16th in Batu Lapisi-Maliano, Indonesia. The event, comprised of a multi-faith prayer ceremony, medical surgeries and health edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Meeting of Partners

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-04-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On the invitation of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Shigeru Suganami, President of AMDA attended the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Meeting of Partners at WHO Headquarters in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-04-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the report made by AMDA’s relief team in Italy, AMDA Headquarters decided to give monetary donation to be used for the welfare of the earthquake victims now living in the evacuati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-04-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upon their arrival in Rome on April 11th, the team from AMDA Headquarters reached L’Aquila, the most afflicted area, later that day.  The area is known for its cold climate where nearby mou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-04-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The team of medical doctor and coordinator from AMDA Headquarters has left for Italy on 10th Apr. '09 in view of continuous medical need for the victims of earthquake (magnitude 6.3) that hit L&rs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Dam Burst in Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-04-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On Mar. 30th '09, AMDA Indonesia emergency relief team arrived at Situ Gintung, where the dam has burst on Mar. 27th '09. After meeting with local committee, AMDA team assessed the situations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Dam Burst in Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-03-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Mar. 30th, the team from AMDA Indonesia (comprised of two doctors and one medical student) left for Situ Gintung, the artificial lake by the dam. As of Mar. 31st, the death toll topped 100 and expe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UN ECOSOC 2009 Regional Ministerial Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-03-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Shigeru Suganami, President, AMDA International, attended 2009 UN ECOSOC Regional Ministerial Meeting, held from March 16 to 18, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference was hosted by the Government

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Signing of MOU between AMDA and Taiwan IHA in Taipei, Taiwan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2009-03-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA was invited to attend the 3rd anniversary ceremony of Taiwan International Health Action (Taiwan IHA) in Taipei, Taiwan on 27th Mar. '09. Dr. Shigeru Suganami, President of AMDA International

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGENCY RELIEF ACTIVITIES IN SAARC COUNTRIES, 13TH-14TH FEBRUARY 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-03-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jointly organized by:  1. Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA International)2. Okayama University, Okayama, Japan3. Manipal University, Manipal, IndiaOn 12th February 2009, officials fro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Manokwari, West Papua Province, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-03-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  An earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, struck on Jan. 4th '09 at 04:43:51 local time with an epicenter 150 kilometers west-northwest of Manokwari and about 170 km east-northeast of Sor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin V: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Western Pakistan and Afghanistan border

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2008-12-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA Afghanistan team completed its medical activities in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Dec. 3rd ’08. (Spin Boldak district borders Afghanistan).  With the assista

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Disaster in North Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2008-12-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cyclone Nisha hit northern Sri Lanka on Nov. 25th '08, causing heavy rains and flooding. Jaffna district recorded the highest rainfall in nine decades. About 20 deaths have been reported. In

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Western Pakistan and Afghanistan border

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2008-12-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Afghanistan team started the medical activities in Spin Boldak (right next to the border with Pakistan), Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Nov 22nd ’08. The team conducts activities three d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Western Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2008-11-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the Nov. 9th, a team of four doctors and two drivers from AMDA Pakistan went to Ziarat district (110km northwest from Quetta) which was recently affected by an earthquake on Oct. 29th '08 and v

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Western Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2008-11-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As of Nov. 10th, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that the fatalities for the catastrophic earthquake in Baluchistan (60km northwest of Quetta) have reached 270.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Western Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2008-11-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The deadliest earthquake that hit the province of Baluchistan, the northwest of Quetta, on the Oct. 29th has caused the loss of 166 lives and has wounded 370 people, according to the announcement made

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Flood in Honduras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2008-11-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                According to the Honduran government, as of Nov. 4th, the death toll has reached 34 with 279,972 people being affected by the recent Tropical Depression 16.Requested by El Paraiso’s Health Beaur

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Flood and Landslide in Kailali, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2008-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On the Sep. 19th there were severe flood and landslide in the mid-western Nepal. According to OCHA’s report 180,000 people had been affected by this disaster. On Sep. 26th AMDA Nepal sent a reli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Summary Report: Emergency Relief for Flood and Landslide in Kailali, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2008-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA Nepal has completed its relief mission in Kailali, Nepal, (since Sep. 26th) in early October with a successful outcome. The team has diagnosed a total of 1,034 patients through its mobile clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Flood in Honduras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2008-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To tackle the recent flood disaster in Honduras AMDA has deployed emergency relief mission in El Paraiso. According to the Government of Honduras, the death toll has reached 33 and some 257,000 people

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Flood in Honduras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2008-10-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the Oct. 16th Tropical Depression 16 landed in the northern Honduras bringing heavy rain to the region. Due to the heavy rain many local rivers burst their banks causing heavy flooding and landslid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2008-10-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From 21st Aug. to Sept. 16th AMDA Nepal set up a temporary clinic at the evacuation camp in Sunsari. There were 1,813 patients at the clinic in total out of 3,500 evacuees at the camp. About 44% of th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief Activities in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2008-09-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The recent spell of floods in Bihar, India has raised the death toll to 235. According to the local news papers, even though the water level of Koshi, Ganga, Gandak, Mahananda and Bagmati rivers were

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief Activities in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2008-09-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To battle the recent flood in Bihar, India, AMDA’s medical team has been engaged in mobile clinic service around severely affected Araria and Supaul districts.  The team began its relief as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief Activities in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2008-09-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In coping with the flood situation in Bihar, a medical team from AMDA India has arrived in Patna, the State capital of Bihar, in the evening of Sep. 8th. The team is expected to carry out medical reli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Panzhi Hua, Sichuan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2008-09-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just a few days prior to Nithian's departure to China, another earthquake hit Panzhi Hua of Sichuan province on August 30th. As AMDA assessed the need of assistance in the area, Nithian visited Pa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2008-09-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As of Sept 1st, a relief team from AMDA Nepal has prolonged its mobile clinic services in Sunsari. The team has decided to extend its assistance considering the possible outbreak of communicable disea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Donates Medical Equipments to China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2008-09-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In collaboration with Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Science, Nithian Veeravagu from AMDA Headquarters visited China to donate medical equipments to the hospitals in short supply. For the catastr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2008-09-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In response to the disastrous flood that struck eastern part of Nepal, a relief team from AMDA Nepal has been conducting mobile clinic services at the evacuation site in the heavily affected Sunsari a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2008-08-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Flood caused by torrential monsoon rainfall on August 18th wreaked havoc in a number of districts in southern plains, heavily affected the Sunsari district in the East of Nepal. According to local rep

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dr. Wang's Report on Sichuan Emergency Relief Mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2008-07-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The extent of the earthquake that struck Sichuan, China on May 12th was far more devastating than one could imagine, affecting more than half of the 90 million population of the province. A number of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA ER Mission for Sichuan Earthquake, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2008-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is the latest updates as of May 28th in regard to AMDA’s emergency relief activities for the victims of the Sichuan Earthquake. AMDA has so far dispatched 29 personnel (including 12 doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ER Activities for Bolivian Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2008-02-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Due to the recent breakout of the rivers along Andean countries, the frequented flood has been one of the biggest issues in the area. According to declaration of Bolivia’s national state of emer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Happy News from Sichuan - Glad Tidings from a Couple of Volunteers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2008-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On May 12th, 2008, an earthquake devastates Sichuan & GanSu of China. Like a dooming shadow, death, fear, howling, and despair hovered over the affected area and our whole country. Nevertheless, j

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Activity for the Pacific Tsunami in the Solomon Islands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2007-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Based around one of the worst hit Sasamunga on Choiseul Island, AMDA team, assisted by local nurses, provided medical services for the victims of tsunami. AMDA took over the relief effort previously h

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ER Activity for the Pacific Tsunami in the Solomon Islands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2007-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Based around one of the worst hit Sasamunga on Choiseul Island, AMDA team, assisted by local nurses, provided medical services for the victims of tsunami. AMDA took over the relief effort previously h

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ER Activity for Landslide in Legaspi, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2006-12-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA dispatched a medical relief team to Legaspi (southernmost of Luzon Island) heavily affected by Typhoon Durian. Amidst the disruption of lifelines, AMDA held mobile clinic at local schools used as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ER Mission for Mudslide in Southern Leyte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2006-02-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The mudslide in Southern Leyte in the Philippines resulted in the loss of at least 200 people with 1,500 local residents missing. In Guinsaugon on Leyte Island, up to 30 feet of mud buried hundreds of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ER Initiatives for Pakistan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2005-10-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The M7.6 Earthquake, which hit the northern Pakistan has killed more than 18,000 people and injured 41,000. AMDA’s multi-national relief team comprised of AMDA HQ, AMDA Pakistan, AMDA Nepal, AMD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission for Indian Ocean Tsunami/India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2004-12-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With a death toll of more than 200,000, the massive tsunami that struck the coastal areas along the Indian Ocean was one of the worst natural calamities to date. This eventually became the biggest rel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ER Initiatives for Vulnerable Groups - Niigata Earthquake in Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2004-10-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The earthquake that hit Niigata-Chuetsu area in east Japan revealed the serious needs for assistance toward vulnerable groups, especially the elders. As AMDA runs elderly nursing home in headquartered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ER Assistance for Algerian Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2003-05-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA provided relief supplies for the earthquake that struck north of Algeria. At the town of Boumerdes located at the east of Algiers, the capital, the refugee camp was set at the local sports stadiu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Assistance for Volcanic Eruption in Congo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2002-01-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA’s multi-national medical team (Japan, Kenya, Rwanda) conducted emergency relief for the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near Congo-Rwanda border. Based in Kamila refugee camp, Giseni district,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief for Afghani Refugees in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2001-10-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The U.S. military attack in Afghanistan after 9.11 had caused outflow of Afghani refugees in adjacent Pakistan. AMDA opened a temporal clinic in refugee camp and provided medical services such as heal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Earthquake in West India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2001-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Due to the earthquake that struck western part of India, AMDA had organized a multi-national medical mission comprised of AMDA HQ, AMDA Nepal and AMDA India. In addition to setting up an on-site clini

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Assistance for Refugees in Kosovo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:1999-04-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA held mobile clinic for the Kosovo-Albanian war refugees evacuated to neighboring Albania. After their repatriation had begun, AMDA team also followed the refugees to Kosovo and continued its reli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tsunami in Papua New Guinea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:1998-08-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA held joint relief assistance with Papua New Guinean government for the victims of tsunami. Accompanied by the country’s military medics, the relief team held mobile clinics (by canoe) at th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief for Yunnan Earthquake, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:1996-02-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The earthquake that struck Yunnan, China had resulted in the loss of 200 people with over 13,000 victims. AMDA charted an aircraft to transfer medical supplies worth sixteen tons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Medical Relief Mission for Earthquake in Sakhalin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:1995-05-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA organized a medical relief mission for the victims of earthquake in Sakhalin, Russia. Relief supplies worth 1,050 kg were loaded onto a chartered airplane and left for the afflicted area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief for Kobe-Hanshin Great Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:1995-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA dispatched a medical relief team on the next day of the earthquake. Having local Osada Municipal Office as its relief hub, AMDA had set a temporal clinic and conducted mobile clinic services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Project for Rwandan Refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:1994-04-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The civil conflict in Rwanda had led to a horrendous massacre with death toll over 500,000. AMDA offered medical services and medical supplies at the refugee camps in neighboring Zaire, Uganda and Tan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Medical Mission for Somalian Refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:1993-01-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The civil war from the late 70s had caused refugees (2,000,000) in Somalia. AMDA had set medical bases in two refugee camps in Djibouti to meet the local medical demand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Medical Relief Project for Cambodian Repatriated Refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:1992-07-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For the repatriated Cambodian refugees from Thai-Cambodian border, AMDA offered medical services including mobile clinics, immunization and health education at Kompong Speu province.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Medical Relief for Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:1992-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nepalese-Bhutanese residents in Bhutan were victimized by the country’s nationalistic policy thus obliged to relocate to eastern Nepal. To help those evacuees AMDA organized a medical missio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief for Tribal Refugees in Myanmar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:1992-03-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a result of persecution held by Myanmar’s military government, the Islamic Rohingya tribe who claim for their independence had fled to Bangladesh as refugees. AMDA dispatched a multi-national

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief for Kurdish Refugees at the Gulf War

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:1991-06-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Gulf War had caused the outflow of Kurdish refugees (approximately 2,000,000) from northern Iraq to the near by Iran and Turkey. Based around the refugee camp in western Iran, AMDA implemented hea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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