CMAT opens school in remote Muzzaffarabad village

Saturday July 7, 2007 – CMAT published photos today of a school opening in a remote village outside of Muzzaffarabad, the epicenter of the devastating October, 2005 quake that killed over 90,000 persons. School construction for 150 children was completed in March, 2007 and included playground equipment. The structure was built to be earthquake resistant. […]

‘ZALZALA: The Pakistan Earthquake’ – Film Premiere

TORONTO, CANADA/ LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Hickory Dickory Documentary Films, headed by Jason Watt, photographer and volunteer field nurse for CMAT’s medical relief mission to Pakistan (October/ November 2005) is presenting a world premiere film screening of this movie he produced, wrote and directed called ‘ZALZALA: The Pakistan Earthquake’.

South Asian Earthquake: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective

May 4, 2006 – Article by CMAT Volunteer Ron McMillan, MD published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine  – May 2006, Vol. 8 No. 3. South Asian Earthquake: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective (HTML) South Asian Earthquake: An Emergency Physician’s Perspective (PDF)  

April, 2006: New Schools to be built – Kashmiri Children eager to learn

April 4, 2006: Three new earthquake-resistant elementary schools will be built over the next three months in the devastated region of Azad Kashmir. The Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) will contract local builders to facilitate the project, funded through private and public donations.

CMAT/ Trillium Rehab team releases initial report on Physio/Rehab activities for Pakistan Quake victims in Rawalpindi

March 9, 2006: The Trillium Hospital (Mississauga) neuro/rehab and physio teams released an initial report of their activities in Pakistan from January to February this week. An estimated 1,500 quake victims lie in hospitals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Before the CMAT Rehab team arrived, these paitents were lying in beds […]

January, 2006: Mississauga’s Trillium Hospital Neuro-Rehab/OT and Physio teams in Islamabad

January 20, 2006: Trillium Hospital Neuro-Rehab/OT and Physio teams (Islamabad) View more photos here:

January, 2006: Distribution of winterized tents and thermal blankets

January 16, 2006: Distribution of winterized tents and thermal blankets View More Photos here:

CMAT completes distribution of 1,000 tents and 5,000 quilts to Pakistani quake survivors; Meet with Commissioner Julian Fantino and Minister Mike Colle in Muzzaffarabad

January 15, 2006: CMAT is pleased to report that it has successfully completed distribution of 1,000 badly needed winterized tents and 5,000 thermal quilts to Pakistan quake survivors. Out of the 400,000 tents that were deployed in the weeks following the October 8, 2006 quake, over 90% were not suitable for winter conditions.

New major 6.9 Richter Quake in Pakistan; CMAT Medical Team #6 recently arrived and all CMAT members reported safe

  December 12, 2005: CMAT has learned of a new major quake in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. Preliminary reports from CMAT field staff are that the quake was centered in a sparsely populated area in the Hindu-Kush Mountains with tremors felt from Rawalpindi and Islamabad, to Lahore. Muzzafferabad, epicenter of the devastating October 8 – […]

CMAT to staff DART hospital as DART returns to Canada; UN/WHO requests CMAT mobile teams to remote areas; CMAT races to deploy 1,000 winterized tents and 5,000 thermal blankets to quake victims. CMAT Team 6 to deploy December 9th.

December 3, 2005: CMAT announced today that it has been asked to staff the mobile hospital the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is leaving behind in Pakistan as they return to Canada. Captain Richard Perreault with the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters in Kingston said nearly 10,000 patients were treated during their 40-day mission. […]