Based on the list of vulnerable population in the area prepared by AFAD, the team provided both medical service and relief goods to them. At a local educational facility, the team saw patients with symptoms such as fever, skin problems and joint pain. The team procured rice, dal, potatoes and cooking oil, and separated them into bags for households. A field assessment by the joint team later revealed that the extent of the damage was severer than elsewhere because the land was located in the low-lying area. Upon arrival, the team met with the local NPO AFAD to discuss about the planning on the relief activity based on their need assessment in the affected areas.
Inspired to promote local and international medical awareness, a group of medical students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong decided to take action in Being the largest joint-university medical students' association, AMSAHK not only unifies local medical students from both universities, but also connects local medical students with those in other parts of the world through conferences and exchanges. We serve as a bridge between medical students and healthcare professionals, by actively contributing towards public health promotion and policy making. Through increasing international exposure of medical students, AMSAHK advocates the importance of scientific research, global exchange, public health and medical education. We strive to equip them with the expertise and dedication to serve the wider community in their future careers. We hope to see AMSAHK serve medical students of Hong Kong not only during their university life, but as a bridge between the academic and professional worlds, actively contributing towards public health promotion and policy making.