AMDA Receives Appreciation Plaque from Mongolian Ophtalmologist Association
Since 2009, AMDA has conducted numerous medical missions in Mongolia in association with Mongolian Ophtalmologist Association.
We spent a year in 2009 to do the research in Mongolia for the cataract surgery mission. In 2010, AMDA conducted free cataract surgeries for the 24 veterans of Nomonhan Incident (Battle of Khalkhin Gol). Also the first optometrist intensitve training seminar was held, and 120 optometrists attended the event. Ophthalmologic examination was conducted to 33 elementary school children residing in Dambadarjaa area, and 19 pairs of glasses were passed to 19 children who had eyesight problem.
In 2011, at the second optometrist intensive training seminar, AMDA was again excited to receive over 100 people attending the event. Through the media, AMDA appealed to the people to come to the free ophthalmologic examination at school. Dr. Suganami himself conducted health counseling for partially-sighted children. 13 children received free pairs of glasses.
In 2012, we recently finished a seminar for 23 optometrists focusing on partially-sighted children, and we were able to hand over 16 pairs of glasses to children in Mongolia.
All of the above activities AMDA had conducted were highly received in Mongolia, and Dr. Bulgan Tuvaan, the director of Mongolian Ophtalmologist Association awarded AMDA with a plaque of appreciation.
One third of the entire population in Mongolia is under 18 years old. We trust that putting efforts for the ophthalmologic treatment means we are improving both fields of medicine and education for the young people in Mongolia. AMDA will continue these medical activities in the coming years.