CMAT and HF Emergency Medical Team begins clinical operations in Honduras

2020-11-22 – San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Today’s update is courtesy of Team Leader Brian Wilson: “CMAT – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams and Humanity First Canada setup for another day of running our EMT Type 1 Mobile clinic just outside of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in response to Hurricanes Eta & Iota, and the resulting flooding […]

CMAT/ HF Team arrives in Honduras – local roads impassable

2020-11-17 – La Entrada, Honduras (With special thanks to the HF/CMAT Team Leader Brian Wilson for this update): “This morning we woke up to find out that all internet into our region was down. This means that we had no wifi, and no cellular data, which is important because these days a LOT of coordination […]

CMAT/ Humanity First collaborative EMT departing for Honduras

November 16, 2020 – Toronto, ON: The CMAT and Humanity First Canada Collaborative Emergency Medical Team gathered in Toronto this evening to prepare for tomorrow’s team deployment to Honduras. Good luck team!! #EMTeams #EMTAmericas Please Donate here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/42951 or via e-transfer/ PayPal at [email protected]

EMERGENCY ALERT: CMAT to deploy medical team to Honduras in response to twin hurricanes.

November 15, 2020 – San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Less than two weeks after powerful Hurricane Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, authorities on Saturday warned that tropical storm Iota is likely to wallop coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday as a major hurricane. In collaboration with our partner Humanity First […]

PRELIMINARY CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: COVID-19 Response in Armenia

  June 14, 2020:  CMAT has been approached by our EMT colleagues at the Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM) who have been providing medical assistance in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) for COVID-19 response in Italy and Tajikistan.  In the coming weeks, at the WHO’s request, PCPM may be shifting their response to the Republic of […]

CMAT ALERT: Donation of emergency PPE stockpile for COVID-19 response

TORONTO – March 31, 2020 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams is responding to the needs of our colleagues in health who are on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Heeding their plea, CMAT is doing our part in this ever-changing situation by emptying our warehouse of all our stockpiled Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and […]

CMAT EMERGENCY ALERT #1: Hurricane Irma 2017

September 8, 2017:  CMAT continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma and is standing by for further guidance from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) for potential deployment.  A formal appeal for international assistance has not yet been made by any of the countries affected. Irma’s wide band swept over Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Barthélemy, Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico, […]

Emergency Alert: Hurricane Matthew

October 3 2016:  CMAT is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Matthew and standing by for further instructions for deployment.  An expected destructive encounter is anticipated in the next 24-36 hours with Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. As of the 8 pm EDT Sunday the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Matthew’s top sustained winds were 145 mph, a […]

EMERGENCY ALERT: Earthquake in Nepal

April 25, 2015: Kathmandu, Nepal – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the densely populated Kathmandu Valley in Nepal earlier today, killing thousands, and injuring thousands more. It is being recorded as the worst earthquake to hit the country in more than 80 years*, and the death toll continues to rise. The quake cut off power and […]

CMAT Rapid Assessment Team on standby for Philippines Typhoon.

  Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda) made landfall in the early hours of November 8th in Eastern Samar province in the Philippines. It had maximum sustained winds of 315 km/hr making it the strongest storm ever to make landfall and the fourth most powerful storm ever recorded in history. Flash floods, landslides […]