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








  • AMDA Japan Passing the baton to the future generation

    Publication date:2024-02-21
    Dr. Shigeru Suganami (President, AMDA International)

    On this occasion, allow me to announce to you that I have stepped down from my post as the head of AMDA Japan and welcomed Dr. Takushi Sato to take over my work. Although I will continue to serve as President of AMDA International, Dr. Sato will be steering AMDA Japan’s activities from now on.


    This year marks the 40th anniversary of our organization, and for myself who will be turning 77 years of age, I thought it would be the right time to decide how I should lead my further path of life.

    • Leading AMDA Japan to the next era

      Publication date:2024-02-21
      Dr. Takushi Sato (Chairperson of the Board, AMDA Japan)
      As we have just begun the year 2024, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your kind support towards our organization. 

      Today, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself for the first time after being appointed as the new head of AMDA Japan. 

      I am a true Okayama native who grew up in this very city until I graduated from high school. When I was growing up, I had seen many people around the world falling victim to war every day. At the time, conflicts were occurring one after another in Africa,

      • The reason why I am against this war

        Publication date:2022-03-09
        Dr. Yoneyuki Kobayashi
        President, AMDA International Medical Information Center
        While the situation in Ukraine has been increasingly worrying, the scenes we see on TV or YouTube seem to be unreal given the fact that they are all happening in 21st century Europe.

        I am strongly against this war. Houses are blown away by fierce shelling, children are dying in hospitals, people are running for their safety after losing everything, families are torn apart, parents are killed leaving their children behind…What sins are these civilians accountable for? Even if Russia occupies Ukraine by force, it can never conquer the minds of Ukrainians. Instead, what will be engrained in the hearts of Ukrainians is the lasting hatred against the aggressors.

        The biggest fear stemming from this war is the fact that it unleashed all

        • In memory of Ms. Kazuko Taketani

          Publication date:2022-02-03
          We are deeply saddened to announce that our colleague, Ms. Kazuko Taketani, passed away on 26 January 2022 after a long battle with illness. Serving as AMDA Volunteer Center chief until her last minute, she departed at the age of 74. Her funeral took place on the 28th with her beloved family and close ones in attendance.
          It was more than twenty years ago when she started getting involved with AMDA’s activities. While maintaining her work as a school teacher, she eagerly joined volunteer work in

          • Visit to India #5: Division of Labor as an Indian Norm

            Publication date:2021-03-03
            By Dr. Shigeru Suganami
            President, AMDA International

            Ms. Babita Kumari at the workshop

            At 11AM on 13 November 2019, a personal hygiene workshop was held in the quarters of Japan India Friendship Medical Center (JIFMC) for the residents of the adjacent Danpur village in the suburb of Bodhgaya, Bihar. JIFMC has been collaborating with AMDA on local humanitarian initiatives in the region. The event was co-organized by AMDA and Ecoles de la Terre, a charity organization led by Mr. Rajesh who happens to live nearby.

            • Visit to India #4: From Helmet Distribution to Disaster Relief

              Publication date:2021-02-10
              By Dr. Shigeru Suganami
              President, AMDA International

              With the members of Bodhgaya Rotary Club
              before the event

              On the afternoon of 12 November 2019, we organized a helmet distribution campaign for local motorbike riders in Bodhgaya, Bihar. It marked the second occasion following the previous year’s success, and likewise, our partner was Bodhgaya Rotary Club that had collaborated with us. What prompted us to hold it for the second time was the media coverage we received in the previous event. After being featured in local newspapers and TV news, people seemed to have grown familiar with AMDA: an impression which was evident in the direct feedback I received from the local people.

              • Visit to India #3: AMDA Award

                Publication date:2021-02-03
                By Dr. Shigeru Suganami,  President, AMDA International

                Mr. Vikram (right)

                At 11am on 11 November 2019, I paid a visit to Jeanamitabh Boarding School in Bodhgaya whose students are of destitute communities. The school director is 52 year-old Mr. Vikram who, surprisingly, never blinks when he has a talk with someone else. For most of the reserved Japanese, one may turn one’s eyes away from his unswerving gaze. But I find his to be very likeable that I return my glance to him in the same manner.

                His motive for founding this school dates back to the time

                • Visit to India #2: The Present Life and the Afterlife (4th-19th November 2019)

                  Publication date:2020-07-02
                  By Dr. Shigeru Suganami
                  President, AMDA International

                  A water pump set at the elderly home

                  In the afternoon of 8 November 2019, I visited the Suripur village in the suburb of Bodhgaya in Bihar, India. Upon my visit, I tasked myself to fulfill three purposes.

                  First, it was to observe whether the agricultural water pump which we donated had been used properly or not. It turned out that it was well appreciated by the villagers, and as a proof I saw fresh green paddies into which abundant water was poured from the pump.

                  Second, there was another pump that I needed to check. While back, we donated it to a nursing home run by a former

                  • Typhoon Hagibis: Messages from our international partners

                    Publication date:2019-10-31
                    Our partners kindly sent us sympathetic messages from every corner of the globe in regards to the recent typhoon which struck Japan in early October. Thank you so much once again for your heartfelt concern and support.

                    • AMDA International Peace Clinic, Singapore Provides Donation for Health Project in Pakistan

                      Publication date:2017-04-27

                      AMDA Singapore provided donation to support the “Pakistan Home Health Education Programme”, which educates premarital women in rural area on 10 different topics including immunization-knowledge.

                      In 2016, AMDA International Peace Clinic Singapore conducted an immunization campaign. Where every dollar a patient paid for his/her vaccination was donated to AMDA’s

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