AMDA PBP Office (Peace Building Project Through Health*) has been providing mobile clinic services in the northern part of Sri Lanka since this February. Under the program AMDA has conducted mobile clinic services in about 10 sites and saw more than 10,000 patients so far.
On June 23rd, 26 tons of secondhand clothing from two Japanese NGOs, Japan Relief Clothing Center and PAULA, arrived at the Port of Colombo. AMDA PBP(Peace Building Project Through Health*)Office in Sri Lanka has agreed to take charge of 2.5 tons of clothing out of the entire shipment On July 2nd, Mr. Tatsuro Yamane, AMDA coordinator, and other staff members of AMDA PBP Office opened boxes and sorted out clothing with the help from the volunteers of St. John Ambulance, AMDA's sister organization. Dr.
AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia) in conjunction with MIIC (Municipal Institute for International Cooperation) sent a medical assessment team to Baghdad, Amarah and Basrah from 31 May to 14 June, 2003. The team led by Mr. Masaaki Taniai consisted of the following three experts.
- Mr. Masaaki Taniai, a program officer for community services
- Ms.Yoko Aihara, a public health coordinator
- Mr. Ahmed Alnaib, energy consultant
AMDA peace building through health project in Sri Lanka
On May 20th and 21st, AMDA Peace Building Project (PBP) Office in Sri Lanka has dispatched two emergency relief teams, No. 2 & No. 3, to Nelluwa and Hiniduma, Galle District, seriously affected by the recent floods. The teams, consisting of two previously warring parties, Tamil and Singhalese, are now joined in their relief efforts to the floods victims. According to their latest report, though water levels have gone down, life lines such as electricity remain still cut off in most of the affected area.
On May 19th, the Government of Sri Lanka has reported that at least 200 people have died as a result of the heavy monsoon rain in the South of the country. Approximately 200 people have been missing and about 100,000 people have evacuated from their homes. In response to a request from the Ministry of Health of Sri Lankan Government, AMDA Peace Building Project (PBP) Office has formed an emergency relief team in a joint effort with AMDA Sri Lanka Chapter and St. John Ambulance.