AMDA Health & Environment Development Society Shortly known as AMDA-Bangladesh

Preface: AMDA Bangladesh Complex, Hossaindi, Gazaria, Munshiganj.

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA), Bangladesh is an Authorized country chapter of AMDA-International, a Japanese non-government organization. AMDA-Bangladesh was formally established as an authorized country chapter of AMDA-International in 1989 in Osaka Business meeting of AMDA-International, Japan. It has been registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Bangladesh under the act of the foreign donations (voluntary activities) regulation ordinance dated 20th October, 1992 holding its registration number 657. In between it came forward in humanitarian activities with the Myanmar Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, in April, 1992 which was the first AMDA project in Bangladesh.
In the meanwhile AMDA-Bangladesh has endeavored in the progress and establishing various local and international joint projects by the help of AMDA-International and other international donor agencies. The success of development project rooted the presence of AMDA-Bangladesh as an active NGO in the field of humanitarian services for the under privileged community people of Bangladesh.

Objective

Goal

To impart a sustainable development for improving the overall Living condition of the underprivileged community

Mission & Objectives

Promotion of low cost health care services, employment through skill training, income generating activities for self reliance and education for sustainable development for the underprivileged community and Main objective is to promote Community Learning Centre to a knowledge centre for the community people specially targeting the people with Down Syndrome.

Project Details/Activities

Activities of AMDA-Bangladesh-At a glance :

 A. Emergency and Post Emergency Rehabilitation Activities

B. Comprehensive Development Programs

 

  1. Credit & Self Reliance Program (CSRP)

     2.   Skill Training for Employment Promotion at  AMDA Vocational Training Centre cum Flood Shelter

     3.   Low Cost Health Care Services at AMDA Health Centre

  1. Down Syndrome Parents Support Group/Non Formal Education for Sustainable Development at AMDA Community Learning Centre
  2. School Development Program.

 

 Since early 1992, AMDA-Bangladesh has been performing mainly emergency health care services and post emergency rehabilitation activities to the victims of natural disasters in Bangladesh. Later on it came forward to promote comprehensive social development activities for the target community.

A. Emergency and Post Emergency Rehabilitation Activities:EMRT

  1. Voluntary health care services (de-worming campaign) and health education for the Myanmar Refugees at Cox’s Bazar in 1992 for one and half year.
  2. Emergency Medical aid for the Tornado victims in Tangail and Jamalpur in May, 1996 for 3 months.
  3. Mobile Boat Clinic in Austogram, Kishoreganj District in 1997 for 2 years.
  4. 260 Tube well project for Cyclone effected people in Chittagong in 1996.
  5. Satellite Free Friday Clinic in 10 Slums in Dhaka since 1997 .
  6. Emergency Relief and Medical Services to the Flood Victims in Gazaria, Munshigang District and Kishoreganj District in 1998 and 2004.
  7. Post Emergency Rehabilitation activities for the flood victims in Gazaria Thana, Munshiganj District in 1998 for 6 months.
  8. Emergency medical relief activities for the Sidor victims in Patuakhali and Barguna District in 2007. Emergency Relief activities for tornado victims in Bramman Baria in, 2009.EMRT-2
  9. Emergency medical relief activities for the victims of Tornado Aila in Barguna District in 2009.
  10. Emergency Relief activities for flood victims in Kurigram District in 2012.
  11. Emergency and post emergency medical relief activities for the victims of Saver Tragedy in 2013
  12. Emergency medical relief operation for the victims of Tornado Mahasen in Cox’s Bazar in 2013

 

 B. Comprehensive Development Programs:

At present AMDA-Bangladesh has been implementing the following development programs:

  1. Credit & Self Reliance Program
  2. Skill Training for Employment Promotion at AMDA Vocational Training Centre cum Flood Shelter
  3. Low Cost Health Care services at AMDA Health Centre
  4. Down Syndrome Parents Support Group/Non formal Education for Sustainable Development at AMDA Community Learning Centre
  5. School Development Program.

Geographic Location:

Presently all the programs are being carried out in Gazaria Upazila in Munshiganj District about 30 km South-East of Dhaka. It has been considered as the model project location of AMDA Bangladesh.

  1. Credit & Self Reliance Program (CSRP):CSRP

In the field of income generation for the disadvantage groups the Microfinance program of AMDA-Bangladesh plays an important role in Gazaria Upazila, Munshiganj District. The main objective is to increase the family income of the individual beneficiary through self-employment promotion.

Since 1999, AMDA-Bangladesh has been implementing micro finance program very successfully on the ground. It has been covering 2,000 beneficiaries where 80% are women.

 

2. Skill Training for Employment Promotion at  AMDA Vocational Training Centre cum Flood ShelterSkill-2

AMDA Vocational Training Centre is established in 2002 to ensure skill training and employment promotion for the underprivileged group in the target project location.

The training centre has been providing the skill training on computer, carpentry, welding, electric & electronics, sewing and handicraft. Through on production training in carpentry, sewing and handicraft department student can develop their skill by producing furniture, dresses, etc. and receive some remuneration after selling those products. Somehow on production training attract students from the poor family because they can earn something during the training session.

 

3. Low Cost Health Care Services at AMDA Health Centre:

AMDA Health Centre was established in 2003 to assist local community to e
nsure access to affordable and decent medical and health services.

The main objectives of the project are to provide primary to secondary clinical care for community people, to improve mother’s knowledge of maternal and child health care, and to improve community people’s knowledge of personal hygiene and environmental sanitation.Health-2Health copy

 

4. Down Syndrome Parents Support Group/Non Formal Education for Sustainable Development at AMDA Community Learning Centre:

AMDA Community Learning Centre is an extension project of AMDA Vocational Training Centre supported by Government of Japan in the year of 2005. Throughout the years of interventions it is realized that diversifying the activities in the community centre is necessary to ensure community participation. Therefore, the community centre is a focal point for the community people to come together, staying together and working together to develop them. Main objective is to promote Community Learning Centre to a knowledge centre for the community people specially targeting the people with Down Syndrome. AMDA Community Learning Centre has been playing a vital role to bring Down Syndrome parents together in one platform through knowledge based education program in the target location and improve their family life.DSi Photo-21 March, 2016

 Down Syndrome Parents Support Group

 About Down Syndrome Parents Support Group Bangladesh

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh jointly have taken an initiative to establish Down Syndrome Parents Support Group Bangladesh, a platform for children born with Down syndrome and their parents. The sole purpose of this platform is to inspire children born with Down syndrome by enabling them to help change the world by assisting in special needs advocacy, education, employment and social inclusion. Down syndrome is not a birth defect, instead it is a blessing, and children born with this extra chromosome have unique talents that are not acknowledged. For this the Down Syndrome Parents Support Group Bangladesh wishes to educate and create awareness of Down syndrome and offer the support for parents with children, relatives, or friends who have Down syndrome.

What is Down Syndrome ?Poster-World Down Syndrome Day-2015 copy

Down Syndrome is not a disease, but a genetic variation; a chromosomal condition.

To put it simply, a person with Down Syndrome has got an extra chromosome. The total number of chromosomes in our body is 46. Out of 46, 23 chromosomes come from the mother and the other 23 come from the father. In the 21st chromosome there is triplication which causes Down Syndrome. This is why Down Syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21. As a result, the total number of chromosomes in a person with Down Syndrome becomes 47. Down Syndrome is not something that can be cured. It is a genetic difference.

Down Syndrome occurs by an error during cell division, which results in an extra copy added to the chromosome pair numbered 21st. The sole reason that is known to cause Down Syndrome is the age of the mother during pregnancy. The risk factor increases in pregnancies over the age of 35. However, as in general the majority of child-bearing women tend to be under 35, 75% – 80% of babies with Down Syndrome are borne by young mothers. Economic, racial, social or climatic conditions do not bear any difference on the occurrence

of Down Syndrome. It is prevalent in around 1 in every 800 births.

Approximately 7 million people live with Down Syndrome all over the world. There is no existing data for the people with Down syndrome in Bangladesh.

 

  1. School Development Program.

Cross Cultural and Educational Exchange ProgramEDU-1

Foster bondage and friendship between the teachers and students of Japan and Bangladesh through cross cultural and educational exchange program.

International school exchange program deepens relationship between the teachers and students of two countries aimed to develop psychosocial conditions of the students to generate good hearts for human lives. In this context, collaboration was developed between Toji Junior High School in Okayama, Japan and Tengarchar R. Q. Ideal High School in Gazaria, Bangladesh through an initiative of AMDA International, Japan in 2005.

The first visit in August, 2005 by a renowned school teacher Ms. Kazuko Taketani of Toji Junior High School in Okayama, Japan catered for building a strong bondage between these two schools. A second visit by the same teacher in August, 2006 showed the road to establish a long-term linkage program to promote and introduce school development program based on junior high school standards. As a result a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the two schools in December, 2007.

In order to achieve the objectives following activities are being carried out between the two schoolsEDU-2

  • Mission of bondage and friendship for the students and teachers between the two schools
  • Need assessment on the student’s psychosocial condition in junior/high schools
  • School based dialogue and group discussions
  • School based/community based audiovisual session
  • Awareness rising session for the students on friendship issues
  • Art and cultural exchange program
  • Foster parents guidance for the poor students
  • Study tour for the students and teachers.

 

Organogram

Executive Committee

AMDA-Bangladesh is an authorized country chapter of AMDA-International, Okayama, Japan. In accordance with its constitution and by-laws, the country chapters of AMDA-International is totally autonomous with an elected Executive Committee (EC). The committee is composed of five (5) members. The members of the organization in its Annual General Meeting for a three-year period elect this body. All the policy matters are discussed and approved by the EC.  Presently AMDA-Bangladesh stands with the following Executive Committee:

Name                                                                                                               Designation

Dr. Sarder A. Nayeem MBBS, Ph.D, FACS                                             President

Dr. Jonaid Shafiq  MBBS, Ph.D.                                                                Secretary General

Dr. Faisal A. Muazzum MBBS, Ph.D., FISS                                         Treasurer

Mr. S. A. Razzak BFA.                                                                                  Member/Executive Director

Dr. Kabir Ahmed Ph.D.                                                                               Member/Research & Publication       

                                                                                                                                Director

 

Contact

Contact Person: Sarder A. Razzak, Executive Director, AMDA Bangladesh

Head Office : Apt.2B, House:05, Road: 03, Banasree, Rampura, Dhaka-1209.

Tel/Fax: 880255124415, Mobile: 01711819986,

E-mail:office@amdabd.org director@amdabd.org

Project Office:

AMDA Bangladesh Complex

Hossaindi Union, Gazaria Upazila, Munshiganj

Contact Person: Md. Arif Hossain Mollah, Coordinator (Program)

Mobile: 01794619131, E-mail: arif.admin@amdabd.org

More Details

AMDA Health & Environment Development Society

Shortly known as AMDA-Bangladesh

Preface:

 Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA), Bangladesh is an Authorized country chapter of AMDA-International, a Japanese non-government organization. AMDA-Bangladesh was formally established as an authorized country chapter of AMDA-International in 1989 in Osaka Business meeting of AMDA-International, Japan. It has been registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Bangladesh under the act of the foreign donations (voluntary activities) regulation ordinance dated 20th October, 1992 holding its registration number 657. In between it came forward in humanitarian activities with the Myanmar Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, in April, 1992 which was the first AMDA project in Bangladesh.

In the meanwhile AMDA-Bangladesh has endeavored in the progress and establishing various local and international joint projects by the help of AMDA-International and other international donor agencies. The success of development project rooted the presence of AMDA-Bangladesh as an active NGO in the field of humanitarian services for the under privileged community people of Bangladesh.

Registration Status:

Sl. No. Registration Authority Reg. No. Date of Reg.
1. NGO Affairs Bureau 657 20th October, 1992
2. Joint Stock Society Reg. Act of 1860 S-6920(108)/07 30th July, 2007
3. Microcredit Regulatory Authority 00136-00610-00344 29th October, 2008

 

Activities of AMDA-Bangladesh-At a glance :

 A. Emergency and Post Emergency Rehabilitation Activities

B. Comprehensive Development Programs

 

  1. Credit & Self Reliance Program (CSRP)

     2.   Skill Training for Employment Promotion at  AMDA Vocational Training Centre cum Flood Shelter

     3.   Low Cost Health Care Services at AMDA Health Centre

  1. Down Syndrome Parents Support Group/Non Formal Education for Sustainable Development at AMDA Community Learning Centre
  2. School Development Program.

 

 Since early 1992, AMDA-Bangladesh has been performing mainly emergency health care services and post emergency rehabilitation activities to the victims of natural disasters in Bangladesh. Later on it came forward to promote comprehensive social development activities for the target community.

A. Emergency and Post Emergency Rehabilitation Activities:EMRT

  1. Voluntary health care services (de-worming campaign) and health education for the Myanmar Refugees at Cox’s Bazar in 1992 for one and half year.
  2. Emergency Medical aid for the Tornado victims in Tangail and Jamalpur in May, 1996 for 3 months.
  3. Mobile Boat Clinic in Austogram, Kishoreganj District in 1997 for 2 years.
  4. 260 Tube well project for Cyclone effected people in Chittagong in 1996.
  5. Satellite Free Friday Clinic in 10 Slums in Dhaka since 1997 .
  6. Emergency Relief and Medical Services to the Flood Victims in Gazaria, Munshigang District and Kishoreganj District in 1998 and 2004.
  7. Post Emergency Rehabilitation activities for the flood victims in Gazaria Thana, Munshiganj District in 1998 for 6 months.
  8. Emergency medical relief activities for the Sidor victims in Patuakhali and Barguna District in 2007. Emergency Relief activities for tornado victims in Bramman Baria in, 2009.EMRT-2
  9. Emergency medical relief activities for the victims of Tornado Aila in Barguna District in 2009.
  10. Emergency Relief activities for flood victims in Kurigram District in 2012.
  11. Emergency and post emergency medical relief activities for the victims of Saver Tragedy in 2013
  12. Emergency medical relief operation for the victims of Tornado Mahasen in Cox’s Bazar in 2013

 

 B. Comprehensive Development Programs:

At present AMDA-Bangladesh has been implementing the following development programs:

  1. Credit & Self Reliance Program
  2. Skill Training for Employment Promotion at AMDA Vocational Training Centre cum Flood Shelter
  3. Low Cost Health Care services at AMDA Health Centre
  4. Down Syndrome Parents Support Group/Non formal Education for Sustainable Development at AMDA Community Learning Centre
  5. School Development Program.

Geographic Location:

Presently all the programs are being carried out in Gazaria Upazila in Munshiganj District about 30 km South-East of Dhaka. It has been considered as the model project location of AMDA Bangladesh.

  1. Credit & Self Reliance Program (CSRP):CSRP

In the field of income generation for the disadvantage groups the Microfinance program of AMDA-Bangladesh plays an important role in Gazaria Upazila, Munshiganj District. The main objective is to increase the family income of the individual beneficiary through self-employment promotion.

Since 1999, AMDA-Bangladesh has been implementing micro finance program very successfully on the ground. It has been covering 2,000 beneficiaries where 80% are women.

2. Skill Training for Employment Promotion at  AMDA Vocational Training Centre cum Flood ShelterSkill-2

AMDA Vocational Training Centre is established in 2002 to ensure skill training and employment promotion for the underprivileged group in the target project location.

The training centre has been providing the skill training on computer, carpentry, welding, electric & electronics, sewing and handicraft. Through on production training in carpentry, sewing and handicraft department student can develop their skill by producing furniture, dresses, etc. and receive some remuneration after selling those products. Somehow on production training attract students from the poor family because they can earn something during the training session.

3. Low Cost Health Care Services at AMDA Health Centre:Health copy

AMDA Health Centre was established in 2003 to assist local community to eHealth-2nsure access to affordable and decent medical and health services.

The main objectives of the project are to provide primary to secondary clinical care for community people, to improve mother’s knowledge of maternal and child health care, and to improve community people’s knowledge of personal hygiene and environmental sanitation.

4. Down Syndrome Parents Support Group/Non Formal Education for Sustainable Development at AMDA Community Learning Centre:

AMDA Community Learning Centre is an extension project of AMDA Vocational Training Centre supported by Government of Japan in the year of 2005. Throughout the years of interventions it is realized that diversifying the activities in the community centre is necessary to ensure community participation. Therefore, the community centre is a focal point for the community people to come together, staying together and working together to develop them. Main objective is to promote Community Learning Centre to a knowledge centre for the community people specially targeting the people with Down Syndrome. AMDA Community Learning Centre has been playing a vital role to bring Down Syndrome parents together in one platform through knowledge based education program in the target location and improve their family life.DSi Photo-21 March, 2016

 Down Syndrome Parents Support Group

 About Down Syndrome Parents Support Group Bangladesh

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh jointly have taken an initiative to establish Down Syndrome Parents Support Group Bangladesh, a platform for children born with Down syndrome and their parents. The sole purpose of this platform is to inspire children born with Down syndrome by enabling them to help change the world by assisting in special needs advocacy, education, employment and social inclusion. Down syndrome is not a birth defect, instead it is a blessing, and children born with this extra chromosome have unique talents that are not acknowledged. For this the Down Syndrome Parents Support Group Bangladesh wishes to educate and create awareness of Down syndrome and offer the support for parents with children, relatives, or friends who have Down syndrome.

What is Down Syndrome ?Poster-World Down Syndrome Day-2015 copy

Down Syndrome is not a disease, but a genetic variation; a chromosomal condition.

To put it simply, a person with Down Syndrome has got an extra chromosome. The total number of chromosomes in our body is 46. Out of 46, 23 chromosomes come from the mother and the other 23 come from the father. In the 21st chromosome there is triplication which causes Down Syndrome. This is why Down Syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21. As a result, the total number of chromosomes in a person with Down Syndrome becomes 47. Down Syndrome is not something that can be cured. It is a genetic difference.

Down Syndrome occurs by an error during cell division, which results in an extra copy added to the chromosome pair numbered 21st. The sole reason that is known to cause Down Syndrome is the age of the mother during pregnancy. The risk factor increases in pregnancies over the age of 35. However, as in general the majority of child-bearing women tend to be under 35, 75% – 80% of babies with Down Syndrome are borne by young mothers. Economic, racial, social or climatic conditions do not bear any difference on the occurrence

of Down Syndrome. It is prevalent in around 1 in every 800 births.

Approximately 7 million people live with Down Syndrome all over the world. There is no existing data for the people with Down syndrome in Bangladesh.

  1. School Development Program.

Cross Cultural and Educational Exchange ProgramEDU-1

Foster bondage and friendship between the teachers and students of Japan and Bangladesh through cross cultural and educational exchange program.

International school exchange program deepens relationship between the teachers and students of two countries aimed to develop psychosocial conditions of the students to generate good hearts for human lives. In this context, collaboration was developed between Toji Junior High School in Okayama, Japan and Tengarchar R. Q. Ideal High School in Gazaria, Bangladesh through an initiative of AMDA International, Japan in 2005.

The first visit in August, 2005 by a renowned school teacher Ms. Kazuko Taketani of Toji Junior High School in Okayama, Japan catered for building a strong bondage between these two schools. A second visit by the same teacher in August, 2006 showed the road to establish a long-term linkage program to promote and introduce school development program based on junior high school standards. As a result a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the two schools in December, 2007.

In order to achieve the objectives following activities are being carried out between the two schoolsEDU-2

  • Mission of bondage and friendship for the students and teachers between the two schools
  • Need assessment on the student’s psychosocial condition in junior/high schools
  • School based dialogue and group discussions
  • School based/community based audiovisual session
  • Awareness rising session for the students on friendship issues
  • Art and cultural exchange program
  • Foster parents guidance for the poor students
  • Study tour for the students and teachers.