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COVID-19 Updates from AMDA Chapters around the Globe #1

Publication date:2021-03-09
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.


Currently, there has been no quarantine in Afghanistan. Universities and other schools are now on winter vacation (as of February 2021). Local media have been constantly spreading messages to encourage the COVID-19 prevention and the same has been carried out at medical facilities including Japan Afghanistan Friendship Hospital (JAFH) run by AMDA Afghanistan. Although JAFH has been referring suspected cases to government hospitals, fortunately, no such patients have been confirmed at the clinic from January to February 2021.


The number of infected cases surged rapidly in India during the festive months of November and December last year. In the midst of such circumstances, a free online seminar was organized by AMDA India Secretary General Dr. Meenakshi Joshi who specializes in Ayurveda. The seminar offered the viewers the tips on how to stay positive and healthy at this difficult time. AMDA India also donated clothing (both new and used) to those who needed assistance. As of now, newly infected cases have been gradually decreasing, and it is possible to predict that the number will continue to go down thanks to the vaccine and mandatory face mask requirements.


In November 2020, AMDA Cambodia collaborated with Chenla University, which has one of the leading nursing schools in the nation, to organize a COVID-themed workshop. Mainly focusing on the maintenance of mental health under the pandemic, the event also delved into the new roles of nurses in this realm. It was held in both in-person and online in which a total of 100 participants took part (30 students for the former and 70 students for the latter). Among the guest speakers were officials from the health ministry, public hospitals and academia who shared their expertise on the given topics. After the event, the Cambodian chapter donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the nursing students. It also provided an automatic disinfectant dispenser along with other medical supplies to the university.

AMDA Cambodia chairperson
Dr. Sieng Rithy at the workshop

Donating PPE to
the nursing students

The automatic
disinfectant dispenser



    •  India
    •  Cambodia
    •  Afghanistan
    •  2020
    •  2021
    •  COVID-19