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  • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 13

    Publication date:2021-11-19
    Tomoko Iwao (AMDA Headquarters)
     

    A pregnant woman receiving food items

    The number of unemployment in Bihar, India, has been increasing ever since the COVID-19 infection began spreading. For more than one year, people have been finding it difficult to obtain food items, especially for those who do not own their own farmlands.

    “It is indeed fantastic that AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) has been able to continue providing food aid despite the pandemic. However, we should not overlook the fact that there are more pregnant women and nursing mothers with low hemoglobin levels and malnutrition compared to pre-COVID days. This has put childbirth at risk, and I see more babies are born

    • A campaign to support informal workers in the Philippines

      Publication date:2021-10-27
      On September 13, AMDA Philippines, in collaboration with the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine (PCOM) Makati Chapter, conducted a campaign entitled "Be the PCOM Hero" to show appreciation for informal workers who are key service providers involved in every facet of city life despite the COVID-19 outbreak. In this drive, the so-called "self-protection kits" and leaflets were distributed to informal workers passing through Makati City in Metro Manila.

      What prompted this campaign is the health risks and economic conditions faced by informal workers and their families due to the novel coronavirus. Many of them work and live in crowded places with poor sanitation and no access to

      • AMDA Peace Clinic: Resumed services partially since July 2021

        Publication date:2021-10-15

        A girl who came to collect food items
        for her mother

        As COVID-19 had resurged in India since the beginning of April, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar was forced to close temporarily from late April to early July. Accordingly, APC suspended its food distribution which required face-to-face interaction.

        On the other hand, APC did what it could to continue offering maternal health care services to pregnant women in the locality. Instead of its regular in-person consultations, APC’s local staff responded to their inquiries by phone, and recommended them to seek treatment at nearby clinics as needed.

        • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 12

          Publication date:2021-10-14

          A pregnant woman receiving the food items

          On August 10, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, India, distributed a set of food items to pregnant women and their families that are registered with the clinic. The food distribution drive, which used to be held once a month, was resumed in July after the state-wide lockdown was lifted. This time, APC provided potatoes, dal beans, chickpeas, salt, and cooking oil, all of which are essential for Indian home cooking. Additionally, 5 kilos of wheat was given to households that are not entitled to the government support.

          "My wife gave birth to a baby boy by C-section a month ago. The C-section cost us 45,000 rupees (approximately 600

          • AMDA Emergency Relief #12: Hurricanes Eta/Iota, Honduras

            Publication date:2021-09-27

            The agricultural technical assistance which AMDA and AMDA Honduras jointly conducted for the victims of 2020 hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras came to its completion at the end of August.

            Aiming at making disaster-resilient crops, the effort began in February 2021 at the Agua Caliente village in the city of Texiguat, El Paraiso, targeting 65 farming families whose agricultural produce had been completely destroyed by the aforementioned calamities.

            • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okayama, Japan 2 (August-September 2021)

              Publication date:2021-09-15
              AMDA ended its personnel dispatch to a COVID-19 treatment/waiting center run by the Okayama Prefectural Government in Okayama, Japan, as the facility came to a close on 13 September. 

              The center, which was initially set and operated between late May and early June, resumed services on 23 August due to the surging coronavirus cases in the locality.

              Immediately after receiving the municipality’s request, AMDA

              • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okayama, Japan 1 (August 2021)

                Publication date:2021-08-31
                Responding to the Okayama Prefectural Government’s request, AMDA has dispatched a nurse to a treatment/waiting center for the novel coronavirus patients who are yet to be hospitalized. The municipality-run facility, which had been open temporarily between late May and early June, resumed services on 23 August due to the surging COVID-19 cases in the locality.

                • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okinawa, Japan #1

                  Publication date:2021-08-27

                  Okinawa Prefectural Government

                  As of 22 August, AMDA has sent one nurse to the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa in Japan to support a nursing home amid the spike in coronavirus cases in the region. The nurse was dispatched in response to a call for assistance made by the Okinawa Prefectural Government on 30 July. Immediately after the request was made, AMDA started to look for appropriate personnel through its own network of aid workers. Under the prefecture’s guidance, the nurse has been engaged in tasks ranging from elderly care to coordination work with doctors at the nursing home.

                  In June, AMDA has also sent a nurse to a care home in

                  • COVID-19 Outbreak: Bhutan #1

                    Publication date:2021-08-10

                    On 30 July 2021, AMDA donated medical gowns and PPE to Bhutan where COVID-19 cases have been surging in recent months. After the initial inquiry was made by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the assistance was coordinated through the Honorary Consulate-General of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Tokyo. The aid will be shipped from Japan together with other relief supplies collected at a designated liaison body.
                     
                    After the first novel coronavirus patient was found in Bhutan

                    • AMDA to support an Indian NGOs food distribution effort

                      Publication date:2021-08-04
                      Yuichiro Chikamochi (AMDA Headquarters)
                       
                      Responding to the call for solidarity in the fight against the novel coronavirus, Jeanamitabh, a philanthropic NGO based in Bihar, India, asked AMDA for assistance in distributing food supplies to the poor.

                      In the poorest Indian state of Bihar, the lives of the impoverished families have become extremely difficult due to the resurgence of COVID-19. Jeanamitabh has run a free boarding school in the Buddhist sanctuary of Bodhgaya for children who cannot attend school for financial reasons. It has

                      • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okinawa, Japan #2

                        Publication date:2021-06-18

                        Kokusaidori (Okinawa’s main
                        street) as of early June 2021

                        On 7 June 2021, an AMDA nurse who had been dispatched to Okinawa for the COVID-19 relief completed her work and withdrew from the southern island prefecture.

                        The AMDA-registered nurse was dispatched on the 1st in response to the inquiry made by the Okinawa Prefectural Government on 25 May that required assistance in tackling skyrocketing COVID cases.

                        The nurse worked at a nursing home under the direction of the prefectural government where she engaged herself in tasks such as vital sign monitoring of the residents, assisting the elderly with eating and drinking, while maintaining the facility environment.

                        AMDA decided to end the mission after the municipality informed that the prospects for required manpower had been secured as days passed.

                        • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okayama, Japan #2

                          Publication date:2021-06-08
                          On 1 June 2021, AMDA finished the dispatch of medical personnel to a temporary center that took care of COVID-19 patients who were waiting to be hospitalized. The facility provided various care such as medical observation and oxygen administration services. Inquired by the Okayama Prefectural Government, two medical staff had been sent in to assist the facility operation.

                          • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okinawa, Japan #1

                            Publication date:2021-06-04

                            COVID-19 response headquarters at Okinawa Prefectural Government

                            On 1 June 2021, AMDA dispatched a nurse to Okinawa in southern Japan in response to an inquiry made by the Okinawa Prefectural Government in tackling surging COVID-19 cases. As of now, the prefecture has been devastated by cluster infections, coupled with a serious shortage of medical manpower. 

                            The nurse was sent after the municipality asked AMDA on 25 May to find medical staff that can work at elderly care facilities that

                            • COVID-19 Outbreak: Okayama, Japan #1

                              Publication date:2021-05-26
                              In response to the surging COVID cases in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture where AMDA is headquartered, AMDA has dispatched one nurse to a medical facility that temporarily houses infected persons run

                              • COVID-19 Updates from AMDA Chapters around the Globe: #4

                                Publication date:2021-05-18
                                From late March to the end of July 2020, AMDA Indonesia and local volunteers set up and ran an emergency department in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis at Makassar’s Sayang Bunda General Hospital. In order to help the local community, the team of medical personnel helped screen hospital visitors and outpatients to prevent the spread of the viral infection.

                                • AMDA India General Secretary to Hold Stress-related Free Webinar

                                  Publication date:2021-04-22

                                  Dr. Meenakshi Joshi
                                  (AMDA India General Secretary)

                                  On 12 April 2021, AMDA India General Secretary Dr. Meenakshi Joshi organized a free webinar with a focus on how to cope with stress through Ayurvedic perspectives. Having been an established Ayurveda specialist, Dr. Meenakshi has already held the seminar twice to share her expertise to be of use to people’s wellbeing. In the world today, stress has been one of the inevitable issues that needs to be dealt with and it became even more so especially after the novel coronavirus struck. The key to overcoming the test of time depends on how each of us manages ourselves in the midst of lockdowns and other restrictions.

                                  In this webinar, Dr. Meenakshi gave guidance on self-care and self-love while introducing practical application of herbal medicine and aromatic treatments that are effective for relieving stress. The webinar was followed by a Q&A session.

                                  • AMDA Peace Clinic: Voices of the Mothers-to-be

                                    Publication date:2021-04-22
                                    Tomoko Iwao (AMDA Headquarters)
                                     

                                    APC’s affiliated doctor at the consultation

                                    AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) has been offering health and medical services to women in the prenatal and postpartum periods that are residing in the impoverished neighbourhoods of Bodhgaya, India. Twice every month, about 30 women visit the clinic for the regular check-ups. Not only do they seek advice on concerns over pregnancy, the staff accompany them to bigger medical facilities as required. Find out what they have to say about APC and also hear from one of the staff who has been taking care of these women on a daily basis.

                                     

                                    • COVID-19 Updates from AMDA Chapters around the Globe #3

                                      Publication date:2021-04-07
                                       

                                      Dr. Don Lau
                                      (AMDA Singapore chairperson)

                                      As more than one year has passed from the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, we are giving updates on the situations surrounding AMDA chapters around the globe since the latter half of 2020 up until now.
                                       

                                      Singapore

                                       The COVID-19 situation in Singapore (as of 31 March 2021) is as follows:
                                      Infected cases: 60,347
                                      Deaths: 30
                                      Recovered: 60,138 (99.7%)

                                      At MD International Medical Centre which is run by AMDA Singapore, it is providing primary care services to the citizens under the health ministry’s Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) scheme.

                                      • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 11

                                        Publication date:2021-04-01
                                        Tomoko Iwao (AMDA Headquarters)
                                         

                                        A pregnant woman receiving the food items

                                        Ever since the nationwide lockdown was lifted last June in India, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya has been providing food aid to the families of pregnant women who are registered at the clinic. While there are still a number of households that have been struggling to make ends meet, their overall livelihood has been picking up in recent months. In light of such circumstances, APC has reduced the number of food distribution activities, which used to be held biweekly, to once a month since this February.

                                        On 16 March, the clinic distributed food items prior to the annual Holi festival which is known to be one of India’s biggest festivities. The aid was provided to 48 women,

                                        • COVID-19 Updates from AMDA Chapters around the Globe #2

                                          Publication date:2021-03-23


                                          As more than one year has passed from the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, we are giving updates on the situations surrounding AMDA chapters around the globe since the latter half of 2020 up until now.

                                          • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 10

                                            Publication date:2021-03-10
                                            Tomoko Iwao (AMDA Headquarters) A pregnant woman receiving food aidWhile it has been one year since the coronavirus pandemic has broken out, the number of infected cases in India has topped 11 mi

                                            • COVID-19 Outbreak: Hokkaido, Japan 2

                                              Publication date:2021-01-06
                                              AMDA’s medical team which had been dispatched to Asahikawa in Japan’s northern Hokkaido Prefecture completed its aid work and left the worksite on 4 January 2021.

                                              The team was sent to assist a coronavirus-hit facility for persons with severe motor and intellectual disabilities (SMID) at the time when the viral infection had ravaged the city. Prior to the relief work, the local municipality and other organizations coordinated with AMDA to decide its work location.

                                              • COVID-19 Outbreak: Hokkaido, Japan 1

                                                Publication date:2020-12-22
                                                Since 14 December 2020, AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan, has sent a relief team to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging through Hokkaido Prefecture in the northern part of the nation whose medical system has been pushed to the brink.

                                                Through its contact, AMDA was inquired by the Asahikawa City health bureau chief to dispatch medical personnel to support local medical facilities that are facing a serious manpower shortage. The AMDA team, comprising two nurses and one coordinator, started aid work on the 15th.

                                                As of now, the team has been stationed at a coronavirus-hit local facility for persons with severe motor and intellctual

                                                • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 9

                                                  Publication date:2020-11-12

                                                  A woman who came to collect the foodstuffs

                                                  As the COVID-19 crisis continues to take a toll on the lives of India’s impoverished communities, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar has been carrying out a food distribution drive since June for the families of pregnant women that are registered at the clinic.

                                                  Because India has been celebrating a month-long festival season, the weekly food distribution (which is held every Tuesday) on 27 October was put off due to holidays following Dussehra, one of the three major Hindu festivals. During this period, APC’s pregnant women and their families, too, visit their relatives to appreciate the festivity. The time also

                                                  • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 8

                                                    Publication date:2020-10-28

                                                    Pregnant Women Receiving Food Aid

                                                    Having been through two lockdowns since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya, India, has yet to cease its services to patients, particularly of those who are the target beneficiaries of its maternal and infant health programs which were launched in 2014. The clinic, often abbreviated to APC, has currently been run by three staff.

                                                    APC recently conducted interviews with its patients to grasp how the lives of women during and after pregnancy have changed in the last five months ever since the clinic started a series of food donation drive.

                                                    • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 7

                                                      Publication date:2020-10-08

                                                      A pregnant lady receiving Food Aid

                                                      Since the lockdown was lifted on 7 September 2020, people’s daily lives have been gradually getting back to normal in Bodhgaya, Bihar, in the eastern part of India where AMDA has been running AMDA Peace Clinic (APC).

                                                      According to a local staff, people are no longer restricted to stay home. Shops are now open while temples and NGOs have also resumed operations. On the other hand, schools are forced to remain closed, and it may take a while for full-scale business activities to revive as tourists are yet to return to the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site.

                                                      • AMDA COVID-19 Survey (Sept. 2020) #7: Situation in India

                                                        Publication date:2020-09-24
                                                        This month, AMDA Headquarters has been conducting a survey targeting AMDA chapters in assessing the COVID-19 situation in each country. The results will be shared on this webpage from time to time.
                                                         
                                                        • Date:  8 September 2020
                                                        • Name of your chapter: AMDA-INDIA
                                                        • Total cases in your country (until 1 September 2020): 4,280,422
                                                        • Active cases (as of 1 September 2020): 883,697
                                                        • Number of deaths: 72,777
                                                        • Number of patients recovered: 3,323,950
                                                         

                                                        • AMDA COVID-19 Survey (Sept. 2020) #6: Situation in Indonesia

                                                          Publication date:2020-09-23
                                                          This month, AMDA Headquarters has been conducting a survey targeting AMDA chapters in assessing the COVID-19 situation in each country. The results will be shared on this webpage from time to time.
                                                           
                                                          • Date: September 07, 2020
                                                          • Name of your chapter: AMDA Indonesia
                                                          • Total cases in your country (until 1 September 2020): 177,571 cases
                                                          • Active cases (as of 1 September 2020): 2,775 cases
                                                          • Number of deaths: 7,505 cases
                                                          • Number of patients recovered: 128,057 cases
                                                           

                                                          • AMDA COVID-19 Survey (Sept. 2020) #5: Situation in Mongolia

                                                            Publication date:2020-09-17
                                                            This month, AMDA Headquarters has been conducting a survey targeting AMDA chapters in assessing the COVID-19 situation in each country. The results will be shared on this webpage from time to time.
                                                             
                                                            • Date: 7 September 2020
                                                            • Name of your chapter: AMDA Mongolia
                                                            • Total cases in your country (until 1September 2020): 310  (They are all imported cases.)
                                                            • Active cases (as of 1 September 2020):14
                                                            • Number of deaths: 0
                                                            • Number of patients recovered: 296
                                                             

                                                            • AMDA COVID-19 Survey (Sept. 2020) #4: Situation in the Philippines

                                                              Publication date:2020-09-16
                                                              This month, AMDA Headquarters has been conducting a survey targeting AMDA chapters in assessing the COVID-19 situation in each country. The results will be shared on this webpage from time to time.
                                                               
                                                              • Date: September 2, 2020
                                                              • Name of your chapter: AMDA Philippines
                                                              • Total cases in your country (until 1 September 2020): 224,264
                                                              • Active cases (as of 1 September 2020): 62,655
                                                              • Number of deaths: 3,597
                                                              • Number of patients recovered: 158,012
                                                               

                                                              • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 6

                                                                Publication date:2020-09-14

                                                                A pregnant woman receiving a set of food items

                                                                At AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, Bihar which is located in the eastern part of India, a food distribution effort has been carried out since the nationwide lockdown was lifted in June. The food donation drive, which has been held every Tuesday, is targeting the families of perinatal women who are registered at the clinic; as well as a nursing home which is run by a former APC staff. The clinic currently provides a total of 60 sets of food items every week.

                                                                On 25 August 2020, the aid distribution was held for the 11th time.

                                                                • AMDA COVID-19 Survey (Sept. 2020) #2: Situation in Cambodia

                                                                  Publication date:2020-09-10
                                                                  This month, AMDA Headquarters has been conducting a survey targeting AMDA chapters in assessing the COVID-19 situation in each country. The results will be shared on this webpage from time to time.
                                                                   
                                                                  • Date: 2nd September 2020
                                                                  • Name of chapter: AMDA-Cambodia
                                                                  • Total cases in your country (until 1 September 2020): 274 Cases (Most of the cases are imported)
                                                                  • Active cases (as of 1 September 2020): 8 cases
                                                                  • Number of deaths: 0
                                                                  • Number of patients recovered: 266 cases
                                                                   

                                                                  • AMDA COVID-19 Survey (Sept. 2020) #1: Situation in Nepal

                                                                    Publication date:2020-09-09

                                                                    click photo to enlarge

                                                                    This month, AMDA Headquarters has been conducting a survey targeting AMDA chapters in assessing the COVID-19 situation in each country. The results will be shared on this webpage from time to time.
                                                                     
                                                                    • Date: 1 September 2020
                                                                    • Name of chapter: AMDA Nepal
                                                                    • Total cases in your country (until 1 September 2020): 39,460
                                                                    • Active cases (as of 1 September 2020):17,822
                                                                    • Number of deaths:228
                                                                    • Number of patients recovered:21,410

                                                                    • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 5

                                                                      Publication date:2020-08-27

                                                                      A family member of a pregnant woman
                                                                      picking up the food items from an APC staff

                                                                      Since June after India’s first lockdown was lifted, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya in the eastern state of Bihar has been providing foodstuffs every Tuesday to the families of pregnant women who are registered at the clinic. APC is similarly donating food items to a nursing home run by its former staff.

                                                                      As of now, prices of vegetables are soaring in the country while household income has been dwindling and getting unstable.

                                                                      The food distribution was held on the 11th and 18th of August, where 58 families each received a set of food items

                                                                      • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 4

                                                                        Publication date:2020-08-11

                                                                        A pregnant woman receiving the food items

                                                                        In the state of Bihar in India where AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) is located, the COVID-19 outbreak has continued spreading in which a total of 61,788 people have tested positive for the virus until now, of which 21,093 people are currently batting the viral infection.  (The figures are as of 05 August and the death toll is 347, a local source said.)

                                                                        Meanwhile, the situation in India as a whole remains on high alert in which a total number of infected cases has exceeded 1.9 million, with about 40,000 deaths.

                                                                        Bihar’s state authority has already issued its second lockdown

                                                                        • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 3

                                                                          Publication date:2020-08-06

                                                                          A pregnant woman receiving the food items

                                                                          On 23 June 2020, AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya, India carried out its third food donation assistance for pregnant women and their families who are registered at the facility.

                                                                          While the novel coronavirus has not yet been contained in India, the relaxed lockdown with certain conditions has been extended until the end of July in the state of West Bengal which includes Culcutta, one of Indian mega cities.

                                                                          As for Bodhgaya, Bihar in the eastern part of the country, economic activities have gradually been resumed and day laborers have started to go back to work. Yet, the region has

                                                                          • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines Activities 9 - The 5th Bayanihan Webinar

                                                                            Publication date:2020-08-05

                                                                            Dr. Reyes giving a lecture
                                                                            on getting booster vaccines

                                                                            Attended by 126 people in total, the fifth and the final installment of Bayanihan Webinar Series was held on 27 June entitled “Vaccine Updates” where experts shared tips on getting booster vaccines for different types of maladies amid the COVID-19 crisis.

                                                                            Launched on 30 May to inform the public on matters related to the novel coronavirus and beyond, Bayanihan Webinar is a five-time webinar series organized by AMDA Philippines, AMSA Philippines (Asian Medical Students’ Association Philippines) and *other partner organizations.

                                                                            In the seminar, occupational physician Dr. Lemuel Delos

                                                                            • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 2

                                                                              Publication date:2020-06-25

                                                                              A pregnant woman receiving the food items

                                                                              On 17th June 2020, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, India conducted emergency food provision assistance for the households with pregnant women registered at the clinic. The rapidly dwindling income stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the family finance hard, thereby making it difficult for some families to purchase food items. The drive will be organized every Tuesday for two months.

                                                                              This time, each of the 41 pregnant women received a set of foodstuffs including 500ml of cooking oil, 500g of salt, 1.5kg of beans, 1kg of onion, a pumpkin, 1kg of lady’s finger, 100g of chili and a bar of soap. In addition, 5kg of flour was provided to those who were not entitled to the government’s food aid initiative.

                                                                              • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines Activities 7 - The 3rd Bayanihan Webinar

                                                                                Publication date:2020-06-24

                                                                                Dr. Fuentebella sharing her COVID-19 experience

                                                                                On 13 June 2020, a five-week webinar series entitled “Bayanihan Webinar” was held for the third time by AMDA Philippines in collaboration with AMSA Philippines and other partner organizations. The third instalment, “Perspectives of a COVID-19 Survivor” featured a doctor who has recently recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The webinar was attended by 165 people in total, of which 100 of them directly partaking in the event and remaining 65 watching the live stream.

                                                                                The guest speaker for the online seminar was Dr. Carmina Fuentebella, an internal medicine resident at University of

                                                                                • COVID-19 Outbreak: Message from Dr.Navarro, Chapter Chairperson of AMDA Philippines 2

                                                                                  Publication date:2020-06-23

                                                                                  Dr.Navarro Facilitating Web Seminar

                                                                                  As this pandemic crisis is reshaping our healthcare system with unprecedented strains on hospitals and clinics, we are seeing a balance between amazing acts of courage and dedication as our frontline healthcare workers lean in to take care of people across the nation and the world. At the same time, we are seeing a bright light focus on the challenges that we knew already existed in our healthcare system and the public health infrastructure. We now have an even more important opportunity to address these inequities and for us healthcare professionals, the opportunities to go beyond not only with what we can deliver but what we can learn as the circumstances are continuously evolving.

                                                                                  • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Indias Activities 1 - Amid the Lockdown Relaxation

                                                                                    Publication date:2020-06-19

                                                                                    Face masks and other items
                                                                                    to be distributed

                                                                                    Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, India had been under total lockdown from late March to May which restricted people’s unnecessary outings. However, the country has gradually started to ease the quarantine measures since 06 June in which eating establishments and religious facilities resumed operations. According to AMDA India, it is more likely that the lockdown will be lifted by later this month and interstate travel is expected to increase accordingly.

                                                                                    As part of precautionary measures, AMDA India, in collaboration with AMDA Headquarters, has been planning to launch a face-mask distribution drive. This is in response to the expected increase in the number of workers going back to offices and workplaces amid the surge of infected cases.

                                                                                    • Covid-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India

                                                                                      Publication date:2020-06-18

                                                                                      The activity location of
                                                                                      AMDA Peace Clinic

                                                                                      Bodhgaya, Bihar in the eastern part of India is not particularly well-off. Most of the people in the central city area are working in the tourism industry or engaged in construction work as day labourers. It is not hard to imagine at all that their wages have been hard-hit by the current COVID-19 crisis.

                                                                                      At AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, emergency food assistance is currently being planned to support the households with pregnant women in the locality.

                                                                                      Earlier on, APC, which resumed service on 8 June, held a phone survey targeting its registered expectant mothers to grasp how they were coping with life under the pandemic. What became evident was the fact that,

                                                                                      • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines' Activities 6 - The 2nd Bayanihan Webinar

                                                                                        Publication date:2020-06-17

                                                                                        The 2nd webinar was entitled
                                                                                        "A Guidefor a Safe Workplace
                                                                                        in the New Normal"

                                                                                        On 6 June 2020, AMDA Philippines held the second Bayanihan Webinar entitled "A Guide for a Safe Workplace in the New Normal".  Aimed at providing guidance and lectures on COVID-19 for both medical professionals and non-professionals, a total of 165 people took part in the event, of which 100 of them directly joining the session and remaining 65 viewing it on livestream. The five-week webinar series has been organized in collaboration with AMSA Philippines and *other local organizations since its launch on 30 May.

                                                                                        Even in the metropolitan Manila area, the so-called Enhanced Community Quarantine has been changed to general community quarantine since 1 June. This has enabled people’s outings except for the elderly people and youngsters in certain age groups. And although amusement facilities such as sports gyms and movie theatres have yet to resume full service, business activities in many sectors have started to be back on track. Accordingly, those who used to

                                                                                        • COVID-19 outbreak: AMDA Philippines Activities 5 - Donating PPE to Medical Facilities

                                                                                          Publication date:2020-06-15

                                                                                          Donating PPE to medical facilities:


                                                                                          In April, AMDA Philippines donated goods including PPE such as face masks and face shields, as well as *aerosol boxes and toilet goods to its relevant medical facilities. As of now, all of the items are in short supply around the Philippines.

                                                                                          • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines Activities 4 Activity Summary: AMDA Philippines Free Online Medical Consultations

                                                                                            Publication date:2020-06-12

                                                                                            The telemedicine service

                                                                                            In the Philippines, the so-called Enhanced Community Quarantine has been put in place in the Luzon and Cebu regions in which people’s unnecessary outings are restricted. And although the quarantine has been gradually relaxed, the measure is still in place. As a result, the city of Manila which is usually bustling and congested with traffic remains quiet. Except for medical facilities and stores that sell daily necessities, most of businesses have been closed, with public transportation yet to resume service. And for those who do not own a car, the access to medical facilities has been limited. A number of private clinics are being closed for the time being as well.

                                                                                            • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines Activities 3

                                                                                              Publication date:2020-06-11

                                                                                              The 1st part of the series
                                                                                              covered “telemedicine"

                                                                                              AMDA Philippines launched a five-week webinar series entitled “Bayanihan (mutual assistance) Webinar Series” on 30 May 2020. The webinar is scheduled to be held every Saturday in cooperation with AMSA Philippines and other collaborating partners.

                                                                                              The theme for the first session covered the things we need to know about the so-called “telemedicine” which has become popular ever since COVID-19 emerged.

                                                                                              After AMDA Philippines’ occupational medicine physician Dr. Eugene Macalinga gave a lecture on the theme for medical professionals, a Q&A-discussion session followed. Dr. Jose Paolo Porciuncula who is well versed in online medical consultation joined the session to share his expertise.

                                                                                              • COVID-19 Outbreak: Voices of AMDA Relief Beneficiaries (2)

                                                                                                Publication date:2020-05-19
                                                                                                A photo message sent by Satou Memorial Hospital,thanking AMDA’s assistanceAMDA has been providing medical supplies which include facial masks and sanitizers to its relevant medical facilities si

                                                                                                • COVID-19 Outbreak: Message from Dr.Navarro, Chapter Chairperson of AMDA Philippines

                                                                                                  Publication date:2020-04-21

                                                                                                  Dr.Navarro (left)
                                                                                                  Handing Over Masks to a Hospital

                                                                                                  We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to AMDA International HQ and to everyone who selflessly heed the call of our people. Through our caring hearts, we know for sure there’s a life out there that felt much better. Appreciation posts and SMS messages from our patients are overwhelming.

                                                                                                  A simple act of kindness broadens one life’s frame of reference and is a symbol of respect to value the receiver. It influences the giver more than the receiver and has correlations with enhanced mental, emotional and physical well-being.

                                                                                                  • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines' Activities 2

                                                                                                    Publication date:2020-04-07
                                                                                                    Click the picture to open the report (pdf)We received a report of AMDA Philippines' activities from March 23rd to 27th. AMDA Philippines has been offering free online medical consultations jointly

                                                                                                    • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Philippines' Activities 1

                                                                                                      Publication date:2020-03-30

                                                                                                      Dr.Navarro consulting
                                                                                                      patients online

                                                                                                      AMDA Philippines Chairperson Dr. Elrey L. Navarro has sent in an activity report in regards to the chapter’s efforts in tackling the current COVID-19 outbreak.
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Free online medical consultations:

                                                                                                      Due to the raging Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a rapid surge in the number of infected cases and fatalities around world including those of medical professionals’.

                                                                                                      In the Philippines, the so-called Enhanced Community Quarantine has been imposed throughout the Luzon as well as Cebu which restricts the movement of people. Except for medical facilities and shops that sell necessities, every household is a target of self-quarantine.

                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #3: Coronavirus Outbreak, China

                                                                                                        Publication date:2020-03-11

                                                                                                        AMDA has donated sanitary masks to China as coronavirus emergency response.

                                                                                                        On February 26th, 16,000 masks which AMDA Nepal donated arrived in Beijing after three weeks from the shipment. The Japanese Association in Beijing acted as the receiving end to help supply the aid to local medical facilities and Japanese nationals residing in the city.

                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Coronavirus Outbreak, China

                                                                                                          Publication date:2020-02-18

                                                                                                          In response to the coronavirus pandemic that has been wreaking havoc globally, AMDA Headquarters has been sending masks to China that were collected through AMDA’s worldwide network of chapters.

                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Coronavirus Outbreak, China

                                                                                                            Publication date:2020-02-04

                                                                                                            On February 3rd AMDA Headquarters donated 1,000 pieces of sanitary masks to China in response to the current coronavirus outbreak.
                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            According to WHO, the viral pneumonia of unknown cause, which began spreading since December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, has now developed into a global health crisis in which 14,557 people have been infected worldwide as of February 2nd.

                                                                                                             
                                                                                                             
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