AMDA X KIF: Signing Global Partnership for Disaster Relief
KIF and AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia) signed a global partnership in Chairman Koyamada's hometown Okayama, Japan, strengthening KIF's natural disaster relief program around the world.
Prior to the signing, AMDA Group President, Dr. Shigeru Suganami had been a doctor of KIF Chairman Shin Koyamada since he was a child and his mother had also served AMDA as a volunteer traveling to Myanmar many years ago.
"This is a destiny. I had no idea and never thought that KIF would ever become a global partner with AMDA where my childhood doctor is running and my mother had worked with. I feel privileged to work closely together with Dr. Suganami and his team to help victims of natural disasters that may occur somewhere around the world.", said Koyamada.
Association of Medical Doctors of Asia, in short AMDA, is an international organization dedicated to realize a peaceful world community through humanitarian efforts in medical health care sector. Founded in Okayama City, Japan, in 1984, AMDA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with an international network of 30 chapters and 47 collaborating organizations around the world.
Based on the spirit of Sogo-Fujo, AMDA provides emergency medical aid to people affected by natural as well as man-made disasters. With its special strength in the medical and health sectors, AMDA also implements mid- to long-term social development projects helping people in their community building process. AMDA has worked in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe in collaboration with governments, UN agencies, such as UNHCR, WHO, WFP, UNOCHA, and other specialized agencies and institutions.