Association of Medical Doctors of Asia(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.
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.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) . ASEAN, a geo-political and economic organization currently has 10 member states, they are of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philipppines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Its aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, protection of regional peace and stability, and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully. There are 4 major departments within ASEAN: Political-Security Community, Economic Community, Socio-Cultural Community and External Relations.
European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) in an organisation advocating and representing the voice of all medical students from Europe. Founded in 1991, EMSA is an organization created by enthusiastic medical students providing a communication platform for all medical students around the world. They aim to provide social opportunities for fellow members and to improve the quality of education and healthcare by sharing knowledge between European medical students.
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is one of the largest student organizations in the world. It represents over 1.2 million medical students from across the globe, through its 114 member organizations in 108 different countries. Each year, around 10,000 medical students participate in professional and research exchanges. IFMSA aims to offer medical students a comprehensive introduction to global health issues through its six standing committees focusing on medical education (SCOME), professional exchange (SCOPE), research exchange (SCORE), public health (SCOPH), reproductive health including AIDS (SCORA), and human rights and peace(SCORP).
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945 made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter, which includes issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more. The Organisation is also a platform for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.
WHOThe World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.