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, […]

CMAT Response Team in Haiti: Final Report Published

  January 8, 2017:   In October, 2016, a catastrophic hurricane struck the island nation of Haiti.  A three member team from CMAT was deployed to install a NOMAD water purifier, delivered medications and other aid supplies to the city of Les Irois in the Grand Anse region of Haiti. The team was deployed from […]

CMAT Response Team in Haïti: Travelling to the remote western regions

November 9, 2016 – Jérémie, Haïti  – The Team arrived in Jérémie over the weekend, and spent a restful night graciously hosted by friends at the Centre Pastoral et Catechetique Maria Stella Maris.  We thank the community centre for allowing our team to set up their tents indoors, allowing them to stay dry! While staying at […]

CMAT Response team in Haïti: Arrival in Jérémie

November 5, 2016 – Jérémie, Haïti: CMAT Response team visited several areas in the vicinity of Port au Prince, to scout potential locations for the Nomad water purification unit.  One of the areas visited was Léogâne, where CMAT ran a field hospital in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 Earthquake.   (click on thumbnails to […]

CMAT Response Team in Haïti: Arrival in Port au Prince

November 3-4, 2016 – Port au Prince, Haïti:  CMAT’s Response team arrived earlier this week in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, accompanied by a large-capacity water purification unit. Departing from Montreal, the team was delighted to learn that Air Transat not only waived their excess baggage fees, but also donated the cost of cargo shipping for the 600lb […]

Canadian volunteers from CMAT headed to Haiti to provide humanitarian relief.

CMAT Team departing Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for Haiti When: Wednesday November 2, 07:00 Where: Air Transat check-in counter MONTREAL Nov 1, 2016 – Members of Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) will be departing early Wednesday (November 2) for Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, accompanied by a large-capacity water purification unit, and other relief supplies. On October 4th, Hurricane Matthew […]

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 […]

CMAT Nepal Update #11

June 4, 2015 – Jill Allison, CMAT Team 3 Logistician in Takukot writes: “Meeting with the Female Community Health Volunteers today. These women are the backbone of the primary healthcare system in Nepal. They volunteer to be responsible for health promotion in their communities and they are knowledgeable, energetic and dedicated. Dressed in their emblematic […]

CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #10

June 3, 2015 – Takukot, Nepal –  With special thanks for this contribution to Jill Allison, Logistician with Team 3! “Our work continues in the clinic with queues of patients lining up to see the doctors. Crowd control is a challenge. We will begin some remote community outreach. We met with other organizations providing water […]

CMAT Emergency Alert: Nepal Earthquake – Update #8

June 1, 2015 – Takukot, Nepal –  With special thanks for this contribution to Jill Allison, Logistician with Team 3! “First day in the new clinic in Takukot. Very busy day. We had so many people we could not see them all in one day. Many homes are damaged and some have already been rebuilt. […]