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CMAT is monitoring after 7.2 Earthquake hits Bohol, Philippines.

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 99 people dead and 276 more injured, and rattling many who were celebrating a religious holiday. The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said. The bulk of the casualties — […]

CMAT Relief effort in China to change focus.

Thursday May 22, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assessment Team (CMAT) Response Coordinators established contact early yesterday morning by satellite phone with the CMAT assessment team in earthquake-affected Sichuan, China. The assessment team advised that the Chinese government, military and local Red Cross have done a commendable job in the rescue and recovery effort. […]

News Coverage: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone

May 18, 2008 – National news coverage of CMAT teams deploying to China. CBC News: Canadian doctors head to China quake zone CityTV News – CMAT team departing CTV News – Toronto’s Chinese community reacts to earthquake. CTV News – Canadian doctors put skills to use in China

CMAT Assessment Team to depart tomorrow for China

Friday May 16, 2008 – TORONTO/ VANCOUVER: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams will hold a news conference on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 9:30am to announce the departure of the first of several medical teams headed to aid in the relief effort of earthquake ravaged Sichuan, China.

CMAT Director briefs CBC National News

May 14 – 2008 – Comox, British Columbia: CMAT Director Bill Coltart briefed CBC National news today on CMAT’s emergency response plan and capabilities for China. Click here to view the video clip: CBC News – China Quake – CMAT preparation

CMAT readying assessment team to aid Toronto’s sister city in China

May 12, 2008 – Toronto: Canadian Medical Assistance Teams have readied their assessment team to respond to the earthquake which happened earlier today in China. Chongqing, Toronto’s sister city in the province of Sichuan recently visited by a trade mission of Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto City Councillors, was rocked by an earthquake measuring […]

‘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: