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 — […]
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. […]
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
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.
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
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 […]
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’.
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)
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 20, 2006: Trillium Hospital Neuro-Rehab/OT and Physio teams (Islamabad) View more photos here:
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Team Foxtrot officially launched from Pearson to Poland/Ukraine last night!!
Thank you to @LOTPLAirlines and station manager Tadeusz Dominski for all their help throughout this deployment.
Safe travels @CMATeams!
A fantastic overview of CMAT’s deployment by team leader David Thanh on CBC radio today. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-46/clip/15912311
Sveta Melchuk shares some Stories told to her during the course of her work in Western Ukraine…. (shared with permission)
“Yesterday I cried. I needed to leave this story for today, on its own. A family of 3 came to the container: a lady her daughter and son-in-law…2
Dr Jonah von Schreeb, @WHO emergency medical team coordinator talks about a training on mass casualties in #Ukraine for healthcare workers in one of the hospitals in Lviv. This training gave the staff confidence that they can manage this type of emergency situation and save lives