History/Overview
AMDA
In 1979, a Japanese doctor, Dr. Shigeru Suganami, and two medical students rushed to Thailand to extend assistance to Cambodian Civil war refugees. Their good intentions and enthusiasm, however, could not be achieved, as circumstance did not allow them the opportunity to visit the refugees. These very circumstances served as the impetus for the Japanese doctor and medical students to eventually reach out to their colleagues in other countries. It dawned to them that things would have been facilitated if they have known some health practitioners in the local communities. It is with this frustration and helplessness, that these medical practitioners conceived the idea of building bridges with their neighbors. In 1984, the concept got its formal launching under the banner of THE ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL DOCTORS FOR ASIA. In 1994, as the services of the association extended beyond Asia, participants of the 10th business meeting decided to change the name of the organization to THE ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL DOCTORS OF ASIA. Few years' back, the association has opened its doors to members of the allied medical professions and non-health professions who wish to contribute in the attainment of the organization's objectives. Today, the organization simply bears the banner AMDA-International. AMDA International has its International Secretariat in Okayama City, Japan.

AMDA-Nepal
Association of Medical Doctors of Asia-Nepal (AMDA-Nepal) was established in 1989 as a non-profit making social organistaion. It is officially registered in the government office as a NGO in 1990. AMDA-Nepal is also a humanitarian, nonprofit-making, nonpolitical, non-sectarian organisation, working with its mission to promote the health and well-being of the underprivileged and marginalized people under the slogan "Better quality of life for better future."

The General Assembly meeting (participated by all full members of the organization) is the supreme body of the organization. This meeting is held at least once in  a year. The reports of all the activities are submitted to this forum and discussed in connection with the success or failures in order to find out ways for better performance in the future. In addition, the regulations and policy matters are also decided or endorsed by the assembly. The core policy documents of AMDA Nepal are
1. Constitution of AMDA-Nepal,
2. Staff Regulation of AMDA-Nepal,
3. Financial Regulation of AMDA-Nepal,
4. Directives and Guidelines of AMDA Nepal
5. Project Management Procedural Guidelines of AMDA Nepal
6. Multilateral MoU and Agreements

Membership of AMDA Nepal
AMDA-Nepal has provision for three types of memberships:
  1. Full Member: Qualified medical doctor registered in Nepal Medical Council, who fulfills the pre-requisites, decided by the organization could be a full member of the organization.
  2. Associate Member: Foreign medical doctors or non-medical persons working for AMDA can be "Associate Members".
  3. Honored Member: Persons who have been honored by the organization can be 'Honored Member'. Membership is awarded by the General Assembly meeting of the organization. As of 1 January 2019, there are 33 full members of AMDA-Nepal.