ANMDA (Australasian Nepalese Medical and Dental Association) is not for profit and non- political association. It’s formed by medical and dental professionals practicing and intending to practice in Australasian region and are of Nepalese origin. Although discussion about formation of organization had been on going on for some years, it got kick started in February 2014 in Melbourne. There was further discussion and consultation about the organization formation and its’ structure over the next 15 month period. Those consultative meetings took place in December 2014 and March2015 in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Finally, registration of the organization took place on 31 March 2015 in Victoria. In our Sydney meeting that was held in March 2015, first AGM of the organization was discussed and finalized. Now it is being held on 6 June 2015. From the beginning Dr Chandra Deepak Pokharel, Dr Anupam Pokharel, Dr Kundan Giri, Dr Keshav Bhattarai, Dr Ghana Chapagain, Dr Sitaram Joshi and Dr Ganesh Shrestha have taken a leading role in the process of formation of association. Subsequently, lot of other doctors such as Dr Anil Sharma Dr Anju Pandey Dr Bal Krishna Subedi, Dr Prajwol Shrestha, Dr Prabin Pathak and Dr Anis Pokharel have been actively involved.
We aim to expand ANMDA amongst the doctors and dentists from Australia and surrounding region in Months and Years to come for mutual benefits, benefit of the community and the society in general. ANMDA aim is to be inclusive and representative association.
Although our organization was recently incepted, it has been able to take up the challenges and adopt very quickly in providing assistance and meet some of the demands faced in the aftermath of devastating earthquake in Nepal. ANMDA members have been proactive and have taken a leading role in providing medical and like supplies to help the victims of earthquake in Nepal. In extending this timely assistance we have partnered with other community organizations such as NRNA.
In order to further improve our organizational capacity and deliver timely outcomes in the projects we embark upon, we are planning to have AGM to form an executive committee. With this in mind, ANMDA is currently preparing for its first annual general meeting on 6 June 2015 in Sydney. Executive of ANMDA in near future will create a significant platform to further our organization and provide a clear future direction.
With time we are intending to embrace other healthcare professionals in our organization as our partners and improve functionality to create long lasting legacy.