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  • Food distribution program at AMDA Peace Clinic

    Publication date:2023-06-13
    Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
     

    • AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, India

      Publication date:2023-06-13
      Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
       
      On 13 November 2022, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, India celebrated its 14th anniversary since its establishment in 2009. APC has been focusing on the healthcare of mothers and children in the locality, with a strong emphasis on the health management of pregnant women who need antenatal and postpartum care.

      The clinic has been serving the local community by providing regular health-related programs, which include weekly nutritional guidance and health education, as well as bi-monthly maternal health checkups conducted by local obstetricians. Most of the programs

      • Supporting an elderly care home in Bodhgaya, India

        Publication date:2023-05-18
        Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
         
        Originally from the southern part of India, Ms. Vedha, who now runs an elderly care home in Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar, used to work as a staff member of AMDA Peace Clinic (APC). 

        After losing her husband in her late 30s, her unwavering determination to dedicate the rest of her life to supporting the poor led her to relocate to the county’s most impoverished state. Following her work at APC, she founded a care home to help the elderly people who had no one to tend to.

        As a qualified Ayurveda therapist, she used to run the care home by

        • Supporting a nursing home in India

          Publication date:2022-09-09
          By Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
           
          Ms. Vedha, a former staff at AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya, India, has been running a nursing home at Sripur village located on the outskirts of the city. It has been some time since AMDA started offering constant support to the facility through efforts such as food assistance and water-well construction projects.

          The local economy was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic which wreaked havoc on the tourism sector in the last two years. Likewise, the nursing home suffered a great loss in the number of donations it received. This forced the facility to occasionally rely on food

          • COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Peace Clinic Food Donation in Bodhgaya, India 14

            Publication date:2022-03-01
            By Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi, AMDA Headquarters

            Between the months of October and December 2021, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, India, continued to provide food aid to its registered women patients and their families. Focusing on maternal and infant healthcare services, APC has been supporting pregnant women in the locality who are faced with financial difficulties.

            • COVID-19 Outbreak #3: AMDA HQ to dispatch med personnel to Okinawa, Japan

              Publication date:2022-02-01
              On 22 January, the nurse dispatched from AMDA Headquarters completed her work in Okinawa whose healthcare system had been severely affected due to the COVID-19 resurgence. Since the 17th, the nurse had worked at several local facilities in the southern island prefecture.
               
              Under the guidance of the local authorities, the nurse visited COVID-affected facilities where she mainly engaged herself in tasks related to infection prevention and control. The work was conducted in cooperation with local health offices and

              • COVID-19 Outbreak #2: AMDA HQ to dispatch med personnel to Okinawa, Japan

                Publication date:2022-01-25
                Since 17 January, the nurse dispatched to Okinawa (Japan) from AMDA Headquarters has been working at several local facilities affected by cluster infections. Under the guidance of Okinawa Prefectural Government, the nurse has been engaged in zoning procedures within the facility buildings, while instructing staff members on precautionary measures against COVID-19.

                As for the former, the zoning includes specifying the so-called red zones and quarantine quarters for close contacts, as well

                • COVID-19 Outbreak #1: AMDA HQ to dispatch med personnel to Okinawa, Japan

                  Publication date:2022-01-19
                  On 17 January 2022, AMDA Headquarters dispatched one nurse to Okinawa, a southern island prefecture in Japan, to respond to the worsening coronavirus situation. The nurse is expected to work at a local facility under the guidance of Okinawa Prefectural Government.

                  COVID-19 cases have resurged in the prefecture since late last year in which several cluster infections have been reported. After receiving a request from the prefectural government, AMDA started calling for candidate personnel to

                  • AMDA India Chairperson to join free Ayurveda services

                    Publication date:2021-12-21
                    Tomoko Iwao, AMDA Headquarters
                     

                    Dr. Sethukumar Kamath (middle)

                    Following a preceding effort in October, AMDA India Chairperson and Ayurveda specialist Dr. Sethukumar Kamath participated in the successive medical assistance program organized by Shrimad Bhuvanendra Thirtha Swami Charitable Trust in the southern part of India.

                    The charity organization has been offering free medical services every month at different locations upon request. In addition to ordinary consultations, the program provides blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar testing, health-checkup (measuring height, weight and BMI) as well as

                    • An elderly care home run by former AMDA Peace Clinic staff in Bodhgaya, India

                      Publication date:2021-12-01
                      Tomoko Iwao, AMDA Headquarters
                       

                      Ms.Vedha with one of her clients

                      Ms. Vedha, a former staff of *AMDA Peace Clinic in Bodhgaya, India, has been running an elderly care home at the Shripur village located in the outskirts of the city. Up until now, AMDA has continuously assisted the facility by constructing a bored well or donating foodstuffs.

                      Whenever she receives a call from the police, hospitals or villagers about an elderly person who has no one to turn to, she hurries to the place in an auto-rickshaw to save the individual. Currently, the nursing home houses about 15 people who are either old or disabled without families.

                       
                       
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