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










  • Visit to India #1: My Classmates (4-19 Nov. 2019)

    Publication date:2020-04-09

    • Visit to AMDA Nepal and AMDA India (5): Activities in Bodhgaya

      Publication date:2020-04-08

      • Visit to AMDA Nepal and AMDA India (4): The 34th CMAAO General Assembly India (2)

        Publication date:2020-03-26

        • Visit to AMDA Nepal and AMDA India (3): The 34th CMAAO General Assembly India (1)

          Publication date:2020-03-24

          • Visit to AMDA Nepal and AMDA India (2): New Airport in Lumbini, Nepal

            Publication date:2020-03-10

            • Visit to AMDA Nepal and AMDA India (1): Health Education - Our Innovation Challenge

              Publication date:2020-01-30

              • Visit to AMDA Bangladesh (3): Micro-credit program to support children with Down syndrome

                Publication date:2019-09-04

                • Visit to AMDA Bangladesh (2): Support for children with Down syndrome

                  Publication date:2019-08-27
                  By Dr. Shigeru Suganami M.D., Ph.D. (President of AMDA)

                  At Down Syndrome Society of Bangladesh

                  (Continued from last article.)
                  My second purpose of visiting Dhaka was to observe a Down-syndrome-related project which AMDA Bangladesh has been eagerly promoting. Focusing on children with Down syndrome, the project aims to provide support and care to both the children and their parents alike. It has been close to 10 years since AMDA Bangladesh Director Mr. Sarder A. Razzak launched this initiative at his own house. The activity has grown into a national movement, followed by international accreditation in which the project was officially certified by a global organization specialized in this field.

                  • Visit to AMDA Bangladesh (1): JBFH and Bangladesh as a thriving economy

                    Publication date:2019-08-21
                    By Dr. Shigeru Suganami M.D., Ph.D. (President of AMDA)

                    At the inauguration of Japan Bangladesh
                    Friendship Hospital (1993)

                    One noteworthy-yet-surprising fact about recent Bangladesh is its robust economic development. The newly-debuted international airport is a perfect example of its yearly 8% GDP growth which exceeds that of India’s 6%. The trademark smoggy skies are no longer there and people out in the streets looked confident than ever; all of which I failed to notice in my last visit as I headed directly to Cox’s Bazar for the Rohingya relief a year ago. This time, I made my five-day trip to see my colleagues in Dhaka in late April.

                    The Bangladeshi government is currently planning to relocate its administrative offices to Purbachal New Town in the suburb

                    • The Outlook (3): Philippines PRRM and cooperation on regional reinvigoration

                      Publication date:2019-08-20
                      By Dr. Shigeru Suganami M.D., Ph.D. (President of AMDA)

                      Late PRRM President Mr. Gani

                      In May 2019, I visited Bataan in the Philippines to pay tribute to late Mr. Isagani “Gani” R. Serano who used to head the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM). PRRM is a national NGO dedicated to uplifting impoverished farming communities by providing agricultural assistance.

                      Our “reunion” took place in his birth place which was three hours’ drive from the city of Manila.

                      • The Outlook (2): Philippines - Amai Pakpak Medical Center and endoscopy technology transfer

                        Publication date:2019-08-07
                        By Dr. Shigeru Suganami M.D., Ph.D. (President of AMDA)

                        Myself with Dr. Chua

                        The man who prompted the collaboration between AMDA and Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in Mindanao, Philippines was AMDA International Adviser Dr. Primitivo Chua. At the time when he headed Philippine Medical Association (PMA), Dr. Chua toured medical facilities around the country to assess the local condition.

                        When he came across APMC in the city of Malawi, he felt the urge to fulfill the hospital’s severe shortage of medical devices. Later on, Dr. Chua invited eight MPs to observe the hospital, and as a result, managed to obtain much needed equipment. In recognition of his profound deed, a local senior Muslim organization presented Dr. Chua with an honorary “White Sultan” award.

                        • The Outlook (1): Philippines - After the unrest in Mindanao

                          Publication date:2019-07-25
                          By Dr. Shigeru Suganami M.D., Ph.D. (President of AMDA)

                          Marawi City entrance

                          The 2017 unrest that broke out in Mindanao, Philippines, has not been lost in oblivion. The battle that took place between the government military forces and Islamic militants left a pesky legacy of undetonated bombs in the central part of the city. Still now, foreign nationals are not allowed to enter the area.

                          As there is a sign at the city entrance of Marawi that says, “Islamic City”, the western part of Mindanao has set itself to establish autonomy based on the Bangsamoro Organic Law enacted on 26 July 2018. (The establishment of the autonomous government of Bangsamoro is scheduled on 22 February 2019.) In the local language, “bangsa” means

                          • AMDA Sri Lanka Chairperson to meet President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka

                            Publication date:2018-01-31

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