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  • AMDA student club members to donate stationery to Guinea-Bissau

    Publication date:2022-02-03
    On 28 January, Soja City Government in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture sent a batch of stationery to Guinea-Bissau. The aid was aimed at supporting children in the West African nation who often find it difficult to obtain school materials.
     
    For this donation drive, AMDA Middle and High School Students Club supported the said municipality in collecting unused items through street campaigns and other activities.

    At the shipping ceremony, Soja city mayor Mr. Soichi Kataoka

    • Online meeting on endoscopy at AMDA Damak Hospital, Nepal

      Publication date:2021-12-22
      Tae Namba (Director of GPSP, AMDA Headquarters)
       

      Dr. Sato at AMDA Damak Hospital (2018)

      On 14 February 2021, AMDA board member and endoscopy expert Dr. Takushi Sato had an online meeting with AMDA Damak Hospital in Nepal. The discussion was held with a focus on endoscopy on which Dr. Sato and the hospital have collaborated for the last few years.

      AMDA Damak Hospital is located in the city of Damak in the eastern part of the country which is 700 kilometers away from Kathmandu, the capital.

      For the purpose of uplifting endoscopy techniques at the Damak hospital, AMDA has been continuing training efforts

      • Online seminar on disaster preparedness for students in Nepal

        Publication date:2021-12-07
        Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi, AMDA Headquarters
         
        In 2015, Nepal was devastated by a huge earthquake and suffered tremendous damage. Because of this, many school facilities were either completely or partially destroyed. Fortunately, there was no casualty at schools as the quake occurred during a Saturday daytime when they were closed.

        Reflecting on the lack of awareness of disaster preparedness, Nepal’s academic institutions have strongly recognized the need for the so-called disaster prevention education. This has led the schools to launch evacuation drills. However,

        • Report from Ms. Irina Yamamoto: Sunflower from Argentina

          Publication date:2020-04-24
          Masami Brooks, AMDA Headquarters
           

          the Completion Ceremony of the Training

          From August to October, 2019, Ms. Irina Yamamoto came to Okayama from Argentina to receive a training at AMDA Headquarters office through the Okayama Prefectural Overseas Technical Trainees Aid Program.

          Since the beginning of training, Irina was motivated to study and search about various projects such as AMDA and disasters in Japan by herself. She also learned about the welfare system, her major at the university in Argentina, and visited “Asahigawasou” and “Budou no Ie Mabi”, two welfare facilities which offer services to the people with disabilities

          • Video clip: AMDA's promotional video is ready!

            Publication date:2019-09-24
            Our promotional video is now ready on AMDA English YouTube Channel. Kindly have a look.  

            • 2019 Endoscopy Training Program at AMDA Damak Hospital, Nepal

              Publication date:2019-04-02
              Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi, AMDA Headquarters
               
              From 24 February to 1 March 2019, AMDA Board Member and endoscopy expert Dr. Takushi Sato held an endoscopy workshop at AMDA Damak Hospital in Jhapa, Nepal. The training was attended by the hospital’s endoscopist Dr. Diwash and his aspiring colleagues who are always keen to hone their skills.

              Dr. Diwash and Dr. Sato first met when a devastating earthquake hit central Nepal in April 2015. At that time, Dr. Sato was partaking in AMDA’s medical relief activities in Sindhupalchowk as an emergency physician.

              In August 2016, Dr. Diwash came to Japan to undergo three-month endoscopy training at Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital. The training program was

              • Singaporean medical students trained in Nepal

                Publication date:2018-11-01
                By Archana Joshi

                As an effort to foster the next generation of humanitarian medical experts, AMDA recently launched the “Triple-A Partnership Program (TAPP)” which comprises of AMDA, AMSA (Asian Medical Students’ Association) and AMSA Alumni to conduct a range of collaborative projects. From 14 May to 09 June 2018, nine students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) underwent practical training at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Nepal.

                • 2018 AMDA Sri Lanka Peace Building Programme

                  Publication date:2018-09-07
                  Kazuko Taketani, AMDA Volunteer Center Chief This year's program was held from 3 to 5 August in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. On the 4th, the second day of the program, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka, walked onto the grounds of the Royal Central College. We were able to meet His Excellency, who observed our program and even took a commemorative photograph with us. Meeting His Excellency was upon AMDA's request and will remain a wonderful life-long memory.

                  • AMDA Damak Hospital Medical Superintendent gives thanks and gives back

                    Publication date:2018-06-06

                    AMDA Damak Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Nabin

                    Ms. Babita Kumari, a staff member of AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya, India, recently traveled to Nepal to undergo maternal and child healthcare training at AMDA Damak Hospital, one of the three hospitals run by AMDA Nepal. We interviewed the hospital director Dr. Nabin to learn how the program went and how it all happened.



                     

                    • Endoscopy Partnership in Mongolia

                      Publication date:2018-05-18
                      From March 15th to 26th 2018, Dr. Takushi Sato, professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of East Asia (also an invited professor of gastrointestinal medicine at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS)), visited the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences to collaborate endoscopic knowledge and techniques.

                      In Mongolia, there is a high rate of stomach cancer, and its death rate is second only to liver cancer. The Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, which plays a key role in the health of Mongolian citizens, sees roughly 1050 patients plus roughly 200 patients for upper and lower gastrointestinal tract endoscopic examinations per year, respectively. Three quarters of stomach cancer diagnoses are progressive, and are beyond endoscopic treatment. Therefore, the Mongolian Ministry of Health is planning to improve techniques in order to examine, diagnose and treat cancer from earlier stages.

                      • 2018 Endoscopy Training Program in Nepal

                        Publication date:2018-03-05
                        From 23 February to 4 March 2018, AMDA Board Member Dr. Takushi Sato from Japan conducted an endoscopy training program in Nepal.

                        As an acclaimed endoscopist, Dr. Sato has been holding a professorship at the Faculty of Medicine, University of East Asia in Japan. He has been a supervisor to the Department of Gastroenterology, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences in Mongolia as well.

                        The training program was held at Jhapa’s AMDA Damak

                        • 2017 AMDA Mongolia project report

                          Publication date:2017-12-20
                          It has been 10 years since AMDA launched the project in Mongolia. This year, we conducted Mongolian projects eye-checkup and medical healthcare projects on the basis of GPSP from 30 August to 17 Septe

                           
                           
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