Progress on Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Building/
Emergency Relief Station in Tacloban
LEYTE MEDICAL SOCEITY BUILDING GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY WAS FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE of JAPAN TIMES and ABS-CBN.
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Since November 2013 when Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, AMDA has been supporting relief and reconstruction of the affected people. One of our reconstruction projects is "Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Builing/Emergency relief Station in Tacloban" in collaboration with Leyte Medical Society.
Before the typhoon, Leyte Medical Society (LMS) used to hold monthly free medical missions and many events such as community health education, continuous medical education for medical professionals and others at LMS building located in Tacloban City. After the typhoon, the building swept away and LMS no longer had place to meet and organize events for their community.
During AMDA's emergency relief with the support from local organizations in Samar in December 2013, AMDA had a chance to meet and talk with the president of Leyte Medical Society. After hearing what functions LMS played before the Typhoon and their current situation, it turned out that there was a need to rebuild their building not only for what they used to do at the building but also for preparedness against future disasters.
In cooperation with Japan Medical Association and Fukuyama Medical Association, AMDA decided to support Leyte Medical Society to rebuild their building for their community as well as for emergency relief station.
After the groundbreaking ceremony on 9 November 2014, construction is now in progress, and the expected completion date is the beginning of March 2015. LMS is planning to hold the opening ceremony on March 8th, 2015.