Progress on Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Building/ Emergency Relief Station in Tacloban
  5th anniversary ceremony for AMDA Peace Clinic
  AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  From the Field: Voice of AMDA Nurse in Bodhgaya
  Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia
  Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia
  Delivery of rice harvested from AMDA Food Program
  Emergency Relief Mission for flood in Malaysia
  30th Anniversary Ceremony of AMDA
  Report of Organic Agriculture Training at AMDA Farm in Malino, Indonesia
  AMDA and TaiwanIHA join hands for free Dental Camps and Health Education in Sri Lankan hill stations
  Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 5
  AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines ~School Item Distribution in Leyte~
  TaiwanIHA & AMDA's Dental Mission Hakkari, Turkey

Faire un Don


Emergency Relief Activity of AMDA Bangladesh in response to the capsized ferry in Maghna River

In the middle of the Meghna River in Gazaria Upazila, located around 30 km away from Dhaka, a ferry carrying about 300 passengers capsized and sank because of strong winds on May 15th. Around 40 people could manage to swim and survive, at least 54 bodies were retrieved by May 17th and more than 100 people are still missing

Responding to this accident, AMDA Bangladesh and Japan Bangladesh FriendshipˇˇHospital (JBFH) immediately formed their joint Emergency Medical Response Teamˇˇ(EMRT) consisting of medical doctors, nurses, a paramedic, a health assistant and coordinators.



The medical relief activities was carried out in the night on 15th May and continued until next morning. During the emergency mission, the joint EMRT provided emergency medical support, necessary treatments and counseling for the survivors who were injured, drown and mentally unstable. They also contributed mental support for the families and relatives who were suffering from psychological distress caused when they were waiting for the lengthy rescue operation for the victims. The medical relief operation by EMRT was ended by the afternoon on 16th May 2014. Through this operation, the EMRT found the importance of organized rescue system/team in order to save more lives.

>> Archives.

  Copyright (c) 1985-2008 AMDA International. All Rights Reserved.