Courtesy cross-posting: UNICEF Seeks Health Professionals for Haiti Cholera Response

Thursday December 23, 2010 – The cholera epidemic continues to affect the people of Haiti, and this is a true emergency situation. CMAT has been asked by our colleagues at UNICEF for assistance in their response. The emergency responders on ground in Haiti need immediate help, and UNICEF staffers are searching for FRENCH or CREOLE-speaking […]

CMAT Primary Health Care Team 3 returns from Pakistan.

Friday October 22, 2010– CMAT Primary Health Care Team 3 arrived home from Pakistan on Friday, October 22. CMAT volunteers have treated more than 500 patients per week in the field clinic in collaboration with local partner V Need U.   Major causes of illness and death include communicable diseases such as malaria, diarrhea, acute respiratory […]

CMAT provides Toronto fire victims with much-needed clean up and recovery kits.

Friday, October 8, 2010 – Toronto –  CMAT is proud to provide the victims of the 200 Wellesley Street fire with clean up kits, to help to empower fire victims to begin the recovery process both physically and emotionally, regain normalcy in their lives, and reduce the risk of illness associated with exposure to smoke […]

Third CMAT Primary Health Care team arrives in Pakistan to provide medical relief in flood zone.

October 6, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ (CMAT) third Primary Health Care Team arrived in Karachi earlier today, and is travelling to work in Pakistan’s flooded region of Sukkur, in interior Sindh province. CMAT’s Primary Health Care team will provide mobile medical clinics for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps housing thousands of people, including women […]

CMAT appeals for support for local residents displaced by the fire at 200 Wellesley St. East, Toronto

TORONTO: September 28, 2010 – An estimated 1700 people have been displaced since Friday night’s six-alarm fire at 200 Wellesley Street East, Toronto Community Housing building, and won’t have access to their homes for the remainder of the week. The building is a social housing structure operated by the Toronto Community Housing Corp., the largest […]

CMAT deploys second Primary Health Care team to provide medical relief in Pakistan flood zone.

September 24, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ (CMAT) second Primary Health Care, which arrived in Karachi a few days ago, is now working in Pakistan’s flooded region of Sukkur, in interior Sindh province.  In collaboration with Pakistani Federal and Provincial authorities, and other NGO partners on the ground, the team identified an area in […]

Canadian government announces a 3-week extension to it’s matching program for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

September 12, 2010: The Conservative government announced Sunday it will continue to match Canadians’ donations to flood-ravaged Pakistan for another three weeks. House Leader John Baird told an Ottawa news conference the government will continue to match every dollar of private donations, extending its original six-week program that was to expire on Sunday. The government’s contribution goes […]

CMAT deploys first Primary Health Care team to provide medical relief in Pakistan flood zone.

September 10, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ (CMAT) Assessment team, which arrived in Karachi a few days ago, confirmed yesterday the need for Primary Health Care teams to be deployed to Pakistan’s flooded regions. CMAT Team 1 left Toronto’s Pearson Airport late Friday afternoon, and will take with them nearly one half tonne of […]

CMAT Primary Health Care Teams to begin deployment to Pakistan on Friday.

September 9, 2010 – Earlier today, the CMAT assessment team confirmed that there is a need for CMAT to deploy primary care teams, and so CMAT Primary Health Care Team 1 will be deployed this Friday.

CMAT Assessment Team’s first day of assessment complete.

September 8, 2010 – The CMAT/IMAT Rapid Assessment Team departed Toronto on Sunday September 5th, and have spent the last 24 hours conducting a needs assessment in the Thatta region of Southern Sindh province. Martin Metz, Team Leader reports that there are many people who have left their homes and are sleeping in the open […]