Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, Vision Travel is working with the Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) to bring health care professionals from various parts of Canada to the centre of the relief efforts in Kathmandu.
Through Vision Travel Foundation, the company’s not-for-profit arm, Vision Travel is able to react quickly and provide immediate assistance to CMAT, who reached out to Vision at the onset of the crisis.
“As a global nation, we all have our responsibilities and roles to play in times of crisis. As the situation in Nepal evolves from emergency response to relief and rebuilding efforts, the presence of doctor’s on ground will be crucial in helping the injured and the weak. We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this effort,” said Brian Robertson, chief operating officer of Vision Travel.
“Vision Travel was a natural point of call for us as we put together the team of health care professionals that will travel to Kathmandu. They responded immediately to our request, allowing us to assemble our team quickly. In times of crisis, our ability to act swiftly is critical to our efforts, and we rely on our partners’ generosity as well as understanding of crisis situations to make this happen,” said Valerie Rzepka, executive director for CMAT. “We are very grateful to everyone at Vision Travel for the very generous support and financial assistance during this time of crisis.”
Vision Travel Foundation continues to support CMAT’s aid efforts as they send the third wave of health care professionals to help the people of Nepal.