Memories Café 2017
1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017
26 August to 2 September 2017
Project SilverCare (PSC) is an annual free health screening event jointly organised by NUS students from the Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy faculties. This year, PSC provided free community health screening to about 500 residents in the Bukit Batok Neighbourhood.
Woodlands Garden School, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS)
19 July to 2 August 2017
A volunteer nutritionist from Raffles Hospital provided a month long programme at MINDS, Woodlands Garden School to teach special needs children with healthy eating knowledge and basic cooking skills.
Project SilverCare 2016
3 Sep 2016
Project SilverCare (PSC) is an annual free health screening event jointly organised by NUS students from the Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy faculties. This year, PSC provided free community health screening to about 400 residents at Ayer Rajah housing estate.
Rochore Kongsi For The Aged
Since March 2009 to 14 May 2015
Rochore Kongsi is a VWO providing shelter for destitute elderly residents. AMF adopted Rochore Kongsi in March 2009. We sponsor and organize volunteer doctors to visit the residents of this home once a month to provide them with free medical consultations and advice. AMF sponsors the cost of outpatient medication, lab tests and x-rays requested by the doctor. Volunteer doctors also refer the residents to consult specialist doctors if required. Rochore Kongsi has closed its operation and all residents have moved to other homes.
Dr Wong volunteers his service to consult residents.
Help rendered to an elderly patient
Since 1 October 2011
A doctor from Raffles Medical Group / Raffles Hospital volunteers to provide free consultations for an elderly needy Singaporean patient while AMF pays for his medication bill.
Project SilverCare 2015
10 & 11 September 2015
Project SilverCare 2015 was an integrative free community health screening which benefitted about 200 elderly at St Luke's Hospital on 10 and 11 October 2015 from 9.00 am to 5.00pm. It was an inter-professional education enrichment activity organized by a team of passionate and dedicated healthcare students from Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy departments/faculty from National University of Singapore (NUS).
Expedition Agape 2014 (Lakeside Family Services)
12 to 24 June 2014
AMF sponsored a group of 6 at-risk teenagers and 7 adult volunteers for their vaccination, Malaria tablets and a first-aid box to prepare them for their mission trip to Phetchabun, Thailand. Expedition Agape partnered with Radion International, an organization which serve the marginalised and the needy in Khek Noi village, where about 17,000 Hmong Hill tribe people live. Expedition Agape participated in the water tank building project.
Project Bharatpur 2014
3 to 17 August 2014
A team comprising of 8 medical students studying in Newcastle University, UK flew to Bharatpur, Nepal, for a medical and healthcare mission trip. They teamed up with students and doctors from Bharatpur Teaching Hospital and carried out 4 health camps in villages around the area. Besides the health camps, the team was also attached to various departments in the hospital. AMF sponsored vaccinations and malaria tablets to prepare 4 Singaporean students for their expedition. (AMF did not support the other students because our tax–exempted funds can be used for Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident only)
Students carrying out their clinical examinations for residents of various villages in Bharatpur, Nepal (Photo credit: Courtesy of Alvin Teo)
YMCA - Rebuilding Communities Programme
AMF Management Committee continues to support YMCA for their Rebuilding Communities Programme - Medical Mobile Clinic Programme in Sri Lanka for year 2014. This is an on-going project of YMCA Singapore and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka to help the post-tsunami victim’s families in Sri Lanka.
Volunteer providing medical consultation for residents. (Photo credit: YMCA of Singapore)
Project Bharatpur 2013
3 to 17 August 2013
6 Singaporean medical students from UK & 1 from NUS visited Bharatpur, Nepal to conduct health camps in rural villages located near the city of Bharatpur. The expedition is based at the Bharatpur Teaching hospital, located 146km away from Kathmandu. In addition to the health camps, the team also visited an orphanage in Pokhara and carried out ward visits in Bharatpur Teaching Hospital. AMF sponsored the vaccinations and malaria tablets to prepare the students for their expedition.
(Photo credit: Project Bharatpur 2013)
Project SilverCare 2013
15 & 29 September 2013
Project SilverCare 2013 was an integrative free community health screening which benefitted more than 335 residents from Geylang Serai over 2 Sundays on the 15th and 29th September 2013, from 8.00am to 5.00pm at Geylang Serai Community Centre. It was an inter-professional education enrichment activity organized by a team of passionate and dedicated healthcare students from Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy departments/faculty from National University of Singapore (NUS).
(Photo credit: Project SilverCare 2013)
Blue Sky Healing Home, Beijing
Blue Sky Healing Home is a private medical foster home founded and run by Ms Tania Hoahing, a Singaporean, together with Dr Maria He, a Beijing doctor, and several dedicated volunteers. They help orphans and children from poor families all over China to receive medical care and surgery.
AMF adopted Blue Sky Healing Home, Beijing in year 2009 and since then AMF has been receiving donations specifically for Blue Sky. Donors who specifically donate to Blue Sky do not qualify for tax exemption in Singapore, as Blue Sky is an overseas project adopted by AMF.
AMF has ceased receiving donation as of 1st September 2012 because Blue Sky has registered as a charity in Hong Kong, and they can now receive tax deductible donations there. Please visit blueskyhealinghome.org for more information.
Apeksha Nivasa Orphanage in Sri Lanka
November 11 to October 2012
AMF donated US$1,200.00 to sponsor 10 children from Apeksha Nivasa Orphanage for their schooling needs for a year.
YMCA - Rebuilding Communities Programme
AMF donated S$28,000 to YMCA for their Rebuilding Communities Programme - Medical Mobile Clinic Programme in Sri Lanka for 2012 / 2013. This is an on-going project of YMCA Singapore and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka to help the post-tsunami victim’s families in Sri Lanka.
(Photo credit: YMCA of Singapore)
Orange Project 2012
25 June to 15 July 2012
A group of 14 students from NUS and 2 working adults visited Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue and Education Centre (TWREC) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia to help to rescue animals and to help build mobile toilets for the villagers. AMF sponsored vaccinations for all participants to prepare them for their humanitarian trip.
The self-composting toilet building-in-progress (Photo credit: Orange Project 2012)
25 August 2012
ActivAid 2012 was jointly organized by NUS Medical Society and Health Expeditions International, and this year’s theme was “Collaboration: understanding how working together works”. It is a platform for students to actively learn and discuss strategies and best practices for overseas humanitarian trips. The students attend Keynote speeches and workshops. AMF was one of the sponsors for this event.
(Photo credit: ActivAid 2012)
Project SilverCare 2012
8 & 15 September 2012
Project SilverCare 2012 was an integrative free community health screening which benefitted more than 300 residents from Kallang and Dakota Crescent over 2 Saturdays on the 8th and 15th September 2012, from 9.00am to 3.30pm at O’Joy Care Centre. It was an inter-professional education enrichment activity organized by a team of passionate and dedicated healthcare students from Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work departments/faculty from National University of Singapore (NUS).
(Photo credit: Project SilverCare 2012)
Project Khon Kaen 2012
20 to 31 May 2012
Project Khon Kaen is an overseas project with the Singapore Medical Society of the United Kingdom (SMSUK) and Healthcare Expeditions International (HealthEx), in collaboration with the National University of Singapore Medical Society (NUS). AMF assisted in loaning medical instruments.
27 August 2011
Health Expeditions International and NUS Medical Society jointly organized ActivAid 2011 in collaboration with National University Health System (NUHS). Their objective is to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices between various student-led humanitarian projects, NGOs and healthcare professionals; ultimately leading to greater synergy and collaboration between various efforts. AMF was one of the sponsors for this event.
Project Bharatpur, Nepal
3 to 19 August 2011
AMF sponsored the cost of vaccinations to prepare 4 medical students for their humanitarian trip to Bharatpur, Nepal. Their objective is to provide assistance to the staff of Bharatpur Teaching Hospital in their screening and clinical examinations of rural communities.
In rural communities, they have limited access to hospital and medical facilities, and awareness of health issues is low. Therefore, these students joined a group of doctors and nurses to perform basic health screenings and examinations.
(Photo credit: Project Bharatpur 2011)
Project in Thirukkovil, Sri Lanka
4 to 15 October 2010
AMF sponsored the cost of vaccinations for 16 Singapore Polytechnic Boys’ Brigade Primers (SP. Primers) and 3 adult volunteer leaders for their Sri Lanka Humanitarian Trip. This trip is an on-going Tsunami Rebuilding Phase under the community development of Touch Community Services International. Trees were planted while rubbish and weeds were removed from drains to prevent water logging. Computer lessons were offered to the children to learn on Microsoft Office.
(Photo credit: SP.Primers)
4 September 2010
A Symposium on Healthcare Humanitarian Development Efforts.
ActivAid 2010 served their objectives by being a platform for students to actively learn and discuss various strategies and best practices for overseas humanitarian trips. The students found it an excellent networking opportunity as students from different healthcare faculties received a rare chance to see how they could work together towards providing holistic care to communities in need of help. AMF was one of the sponsors for this event.
Aceh Project - Rotary Health Centre
16 April 2010
To assist the Rotary Club purchase a generator set for the Health Centre. This Health Centre is a 2-storey 500sq m centre with surgerical facilities, a dental clinic, medical examination rooms and accommodation for visiting doctors.
Health Screening at Tampines East Community Club Saturday
27 March 2010
AMF and Tampines East Community Club organized this Health Screening exercise for residents of Tampines aged 50 and above and from low-income families. AMF sponsored this event where 80 residents were screened for cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, waist measurement and urine abnormalities.
First Aid Project for SunLove Chai Chee Neighbourhood
8, 9 & 20 October 2009
AMF sponsored the cost of 120 customized First Aid Boxes specially prepared by 8 students from Singapore Management University. These students conducted basic first aid lessons in Malay, Hokkien and Mandarin specifically for seniors under SunLove Chai Chee's charge. The first aid sessions were a combination of instruction and hands-on bandaging practice.
Health Screening at Blk 93 Henderson Road
3 October & 7 November 2009
Volunteer doctors, nurses and volunteers spent 2 Saturday afternoons at Block 93 Henderson Road to provide basic health-check and counselling to elderly residents staying on their own at blocks 91, 92, 93 & 95 Henderson Road (HDB rental flats near Redhill MRT station). The residents were happy to receive advice from the doctors.
Project in Thirukkovil, Sri Lanka
20 September to 3 October 2009
AMF sponsored the cost of vaccinations for a group of 14 Singapore Polytechnic Boys' Brigade (SP. Primers) and 3 adult volunteer leaders. They left for Sri Lanka for a humanitarian trip to serve Tsunami victims in Thirukkovil by building a concrete outdoor multi-purpose court for the locals to play games & sports.
Health Screening at Kampong Glam Community Club
21 February 2009
AMF sponsored the cost of logistics for this event. This event was a joint effort by AMF and Kampong Glam CC. This event targeted at 200 residents of Kampong Glam aged 40 and above including those on the Public Assistance Scheme. This health screening consisted of Eye Check, Chest X-ray and Blood Pressure check.
CampVision Expedition Cambodia
AMF sponsored the cost of vaccinating 25 participants on CampVision Expedition 2008 to do charity work in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia in December 2008. The 14 youths are from VWO and family centres such as Jamiyah Children's Home, Boys' Town, Gracehaven, The Salvation Army, Student Care Service (Yishun & Clementi). AMF supports such youth development efforts involving children under the care of these social help groups.
A word of thanks from CampVision 2008 (Photo credit: CampVision)
Boys Brigade Sri Lanka Trip
AMF paid for the vaccinations for 20 participants from Boys Brigade heading to Sri Lanka to do post-Tsunami charity work. Their mission was to plant 100 trees working in collaboration with Touch Community Services. Such projects help develop the leadership skills in these Polytechnic youths and enhance their compassion for the needy.
(Photo credit: SP.Primers)
Boys Brigade Siem Reap Trip
AMF funded the cost of vaccinations for 34 participants from Boys Brigade to do charity work in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The students are from a neighbourhood school and most of them would be leaving the country for the first time. This expedition benefited these secondary three boys in developing their independence and widened their exposure.
Project Lokun to Khon Kaen
AMF provided medical supplies to Singapore Medical Society London to assist them in their charity project in Thailand. The support from AMF is an endorsement of the humanitarian effort by these future Singapore doctors and is in line with AMF's mission to encourage such practices especially in aid of the needy. The project touched 18 inspired undergrads, 50 members of International Club KK University, 50 Thai school children and 140 adult villagers.
(Photo credit: Project Lokun)
AMF supplied a standby ambulance with paramedic for Kebun Bahru Youth Committee outreach project for elderly. As it was a community activity involving the elderly, it was essential to provide this service.
Shwe Yi Myint Myanmar child
AMF supported the corrective operations for Shwe Yi Myint from Myanmar, aged 10 with bilateral neglected club feet. She comes from a poor family and her mother works for a missionary organisation in Myanmar. The child was brought to Singapore with her family and both operations were a great success.
Project Lokun to Pursat
In June 2007, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS took on the challenge to help setup a wellness centre in Cambodia. They treated more than 250 patients. AMF donated 30,000 tabs of deworming medicines to the team. 10,000 were distributed to students. The team covered 4 locations - Keov Mony, Pursat Church, Kampong Luon and Chnok Thru. The team comprised 18 students and 8 doctors. Project website: www.projectlokun.org
Dental Care for Needy Myanmar Children
In response to an appeal, AMF donated Toothbrushes & Toothpaste to 200 needy children in Yangon and Bago in Myanmar.