September 24, 2010 – Canadian Medical Assistance Teams’ (CMAT) second Primary Health Care, which arrived in Karachi a few days ago, is now working in Pakistan’s flooded region of Sukkur, in interior Sindh province. In collaboration with Pakistani Federal and Provincial authorities, and other NGO partners on the ground, the team identified an area in Sukkur, Sindh Province, approximately a 500km north of Karachi. The immediate vicinity is home to 5-6 internally displace persons (IDP) camps, with population of several thousand.
CMAT’s Primary Health Care teams will provide mobile medical clinics to the outlying areas, to target women and children who would otherwise be unable to access health services.
CMAT Primary Health Care Team 2 members who arrived in Pakistan late last week include:
- Lorren Locke, Logistics and Team Leader from Edmonton, AB
- Kari Locke, Registered Nurse from Edmonton, AB
- Drew Dorssers, PCP Paramedic from Thunder Bay, ON
- Katherine Smith, Medical Resident from Edmonton, AB
- Mark Crandall, Registered Nurse from Saskatoon, SK
- Denise Reimer, PCP Paramedic from Salmon Arm, BC
- Zarena Pash, Registered Nurse from New Westminster, BC
- Jennifer Pritchard, Medical Resident from Edmonton, AB.
CMAT continues to urgently appeal for donations to support our teams in their efforts to assist the Pakistani people. To make a donation, please click “donate now” above. CMAT Primary Health Care Team 3 is currently being assembled, and is scheduled to depart Toronto for Pakistan on October 5.