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CMAT endorses ‘The Dhaka Project’ – a grassroots project in Dhaka slums

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 – BRANTFORD, CANADA: CMAT announced today that it has endorsed the activities of the Dhaka Project – a grassroots humanitarian project started by Ms. Maria Conceicao, a flight attendant for Emirates Airways. Conceicao was so moved by the plight of Dhaka’s homelessness and poverty that she spearheaded the Maria Cristina Foundation.

CMAT Assessment team in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tuesday August 28, 2007 – Gopalganj, Bangladesh – After meetings with local partner Fazlullah Foundation, two areas were selected to target for medical relief: Gopalganj and Gaibandha – both are in some of the most flood affected areas in Bangladesh. A medical clinic will be established along with two other networking NGOs including the Bangladesh […]

CMAT deploys primary medical team to Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 – BRANTFORD, CANADA – CMAT announced today that a Canadian four-member team consisting of advanced care paramedics and a nurse practitioner have departed for Bangladesh yesterday evening.

CMAT Assessment team in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Medical facilities overwhelmed

Monday August 20, 2007 – DHAKA, BANGLADESH: CMAT’s two-member initial assessment team arrived in Dhaka on August 18 and have issued their initial situation report. According to the assessment team, Dhaka-based International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research – Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) has become the main treatment ‘hospital’ where flood victims suffering from water-borne illness and diarhea […]

CMAT to send emergency assessment team to Bangladesh

Sunday, August 12, 2007 – BRANTFORD, CANADA – CMAT will deploy a 2-member assessment team to meet its local partner in Dhaka this week. As part of their initial 3-4 day assessment they will make a determination as to whether the Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) field hospital will be deployed or not.

CMAT monitoring major flooding in South Asia

Monday, August 6, 2007 – CMAT is monitoring the situation in Bangladesh and northern India where major flooding from monsoon rains have killed up to 1,200 persons and displaced more than 20 million. The threat of water-borne diseases is rapidly rising and millions of people are homeless or cut off in their villages because of the […]

‘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)  

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: