May 23, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) learned this morning of Myanmar’s acceptance of foreign aid workers into the country. The Military Junta government had been refusing these workers for nearly three weeks, since Cyclone Nargis hit the nation on May 2, 2008 killing nearly 80,000 people. “We are relieved that the […]
Thursday May 22, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assessment Team (CMAT) Response Coordinators established contact early yesterday morning by satellite phone with the CMAT assessment team in earthquake-affected Sichuan, China. The assessment team advised that the Chinese government, military and local Red Cross have done a commendable job in the rescue and recovery effort. […]
May 18, 2008 – National news coverage of CMAT teams deploying to China. CBC News: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone CityTV News – CMAT team departing CTV News – Toronto’s Chinese community reacts to earthquake. CTV News – Canadian doctors put skills to use in China
Friday May 16, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams will hold a news conference on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 9:30am to announce the departure of the first of several medical teams headed to aid in the relief effort of earthquake ravaged Sichuan, China.
May 14 – 2008 – Comox, British Columbia: CMAT Director Bill Coltart briefed CBC National news today on CMAT’s emergency response plan and capabilities for China. Click here to view the video clip: CBC News – China Quake – CMAT preparation
May 12, 2008 – Toronto: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams have readied their assessment team to respond to the earthquake which happened earlier today in China. Chongqing, Toronto’s sister city in the province of Sichuan recently visited by a trade mission of Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillors, was rocked by an earthquake measuring […]
Friday, May 9, 2008 – MYANMAR: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams is coordinating an emergency response to help the tens of thousands of people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. A CMAT team made up of two paramedics, Bill Coltart and Chris Kaley, and Sandra Hodge, a nurse practitioner, will be departing from Vancouver shortly. Their first […]
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 – MYANMAR – Tropical Cyclone NARGIS – Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May 2008, sweeping through the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) delta region and the country’s largest city, Yangon. The authorities have declared five states and divisions (Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Bago, Mon and Kayin) to be disaster areas. Yangon sustained a direct […]
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Team HOTEL concludes @CMATeams deployment in Ukraine and Poland with a visit to the Embassy of Canada in Warsaw @CanadaPolska @CanadaPoland @CanadaPologne to summarize our activities and discuss future plans.
Thank you Martin LaFlamme for meeting with our team! @Scanlon_Leslie
As @CMATeams present deployment in Ukraine comes to a close, Team HOTEL Team Leader Alex Wong shares his reflections on his experiences in Ukraine the last couple of weeks. Thank you Alex! …2
Last week, @cmateams was proud to recognize our partnership with the state hospital in Kovel, Ukraine - Ковельське МТМО. In response to the war, the hospital was required to decant 40% of their patients back into the community to free up beds for wounded.
RNAO member & RN Michaela Parenteau recently returned from Ukraine w/ @CMATeams. "As a First Nations person who, like our families & history, have dealt w/ displacement, assimilation & genocide. What’s happening in Ukraine really spoke to me."