CMAT Team 3 in Sukkur. L-R: Huma Ali, Rita Jacques, Robin Welsford, Zohair Kaderbhai, Mark Wheeler, Samina Ali, Tricia Mackay, Michael Parker, Beverly Parker.

CMAT Team 3 in Sukkur. L-R: Huma Ali, Rita Jacques, Robin Welsford, Zohair Kaderbhai, Mark Wheeler, Samina Ali, Tricia Mackay, Michael Parker, Beverly Parker.

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 illness and vaccine preventable diseases (measles, hepatitis and neonatal tetanus).

CMAT Team 3 Leader Rita Jacques takes the temperature of one of the younger patients in the field clinic.

CMAT Team 3 Leader Rita Jacques takes the temperature of one of the younger patients in the field clinic.

In collaboration with our American partner IMAT, and local NGO V Need U, several rotations of medical teams treated over 5000 patients in two locations in Sindh province. Purified water was also provided.

CMAT Volunteer Dr. Huma Ali cleans and dresses the foot of a young boy.

CMAT Volunteer Dr. Huma Ali cleans and dresses the foot of a young boy.

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CMAT Volunteer Dr.  Samina Ali has a discussion with an elder in Sukkur.

CMAT Volunteer Dr. Samina Ali has a discussion with an elder in Sukkur.