Association of Medical Doctors of ASIA, founded in 1984, Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC since 1995







  • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Cavite Fire in the Philippines

    Publication date:2023-06-01

    In response to a large scale fire that razed a residential area in Cavite City, Philippines

    • AMDA Emergency Relief #38: Crisis in Ukraine

      Publication date:2023-05-24
      Between 15 and 20 May 2023, two AMDA staff members visited Hungary to discuss further assistance for Ukrainian evacuees with its four local counterparts active in both Hungary and Ukraine. AMDA has extended a helping hand to those who sought refuge immediately after the outset of the crisis, sending 14 relief personnel in total for the relief work.

      This time, the two met with the members of the aforementioned partner organizations in succession. The

      • AMDA Emergency Relief #37: Crisis in Ukraine

        Publication date:2023-05-19

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        Ever since the crisis struck Ukraine, AMDA has sent 14 aid workers to neighbouring Hungary from March to October 2022 to help Ukrainian evacuees that fled war zones. During that time, the staff members comprising five doctors, six nurses, and three coordinators engaged in aid work. It included medical relief activities, as well as the provision of food items, medical supplies, and other necessities.

        In light of the protracted crisis, AMDA has been continuously working with Hungarian and

        • 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

          • Visit to an NGO-run free boarding school in India

            Publication date:2023-05-17
            Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
            In recent years, AMDA has been providing educational support to a free boarding school in Bodhgaya, India. The school is run by Jeanamitabh, a local NGO dedicated to uplifting the lives of children from impoverished communities. 

            In August 2022, AMDA distributed school textbooks to its 111 students (out of 144 students). In addition, a set of stationery was provided to every student learning at the

            • AMDA Malino Farm FY 2022 Activity Report

              Publication date:2023-03-29
              By Yuichiro Chikamochi (AMDA Headquarters)
              Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of AMDA Malino Farm in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The farm has spearheaded organic agriculture in the region since 2014. Originally brought in from Japan, natural farming technology has permeated the local agricultural scene where a growing number of farmers have started to go organic in recent years.

              The opening of the Malino farm was triggered by “AMDA Food Program” that was launched in Japan in 2012,

              • AMDA Emergency Relief #11: Earthquakes in T端rkiye

                Publication date:2023-03-13
                In response to the devastating earthquakes that hit Türkiye on 6 February, AMDA has carried out emergency relief activities in Adiyaman and other affected areas. For this mission, AMDA has dispatched two doctors, two nurses and one coordinator since 11 February. 

                • AMDA Emergency Relief #10: Earthquakes in T端rkiye

                  Publication date:2023-03-09
                  On 1 and 2 March, accompanied by Turkish medical professionals, AMDA’s relief team visited three villages in Adiyaman to assess the health condition of local residents.  

                  During the two-day stint, the team saw a total of 27 patients. As most of their symptoms were to do with the common cold, medicine was prescribed as needed. (Local doctors’ associations helped provide the drugs.)

                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #09: Earthquakes in T端rkiye

                    Publication date:2023-03-07

                    Checking residents’ health at affected villages:

                    AMDA’s relief team (comprising two nurses and one local supporter) visited villages on the outskirts of Adiyamant, accompanying a local Turkish doctor on his routine rounds.

                    In Tekpinar and mountainous Bap脹nar which the team visited on 26 and 27 February respectively, many of the buildings were severely destroyed.

                    The team went around houses and evacuation tents to

                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #08: Earthquakes in T端rkiye

                      Publication date:2023-03-01
                      Following the dispatch of the first relief team, AMDA has recently sent the second team of aid workers to quake-hit Türkiye. The second team is comprised of one doctor from Japan and one nurse from the Netherlands. 

                      With the help of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and other local doctors’ associations, AMDA’s first relief team began their work on 11 February by conducting health-related consultations and item distribution efforts.

                      As of now, while the doctor of the second team is still on

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