Health and care activities in the IFRC include first aid and emergency response as well as epidemic control, programmes in health promotion and prevention, addressing stigma, providing psychosocial care and enabling community empowerment.

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The current Ebola outbreak is happening in three health zones in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Equateur Province: Wangata, Bikoro, and Iboko. This revised Emergency Appeal will support 400,000 of the most vulnerable people in these areas for six m …

15 June 2018
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The Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and IFRC are racing to stop the spread of an Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province. We urgently need your support to provide emergency health interventions for the next six months.

22 May 2018
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With 190 National Societies and 17 million volunteers, the Red Cross is uniquely placed to implement CBS in collaboration with local Ministries of Health and partners to ensure the early detection of public health threats, and to taking pre-emptive action before the situation worsens.

5 March 2018

Health in Action

World First Aid Day

The IFRC is the largest first aid educator and provider in the world. In 2014, over 15 million people were trained, and for more than 150 years, first aid has provided by our volunteers.

In focus: Ebola

During the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak, Red Cross teams worked with community leaders to ensure families knew about how the virus is spread, what the symptoms are, and the importance of early treatment.

World Water Day

Water, sanitation and good hygiene practices are fundamental to healthy life. Our collective aim is to ensure every family has affordable and sustainable access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

Health news

A Red Cross emergency medical team is now working as part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).   The team – made up of doctors, …

13 June 2018

By Lerato Matheka Mabokang Marake battles to contain the pain of losing her daughter and grandson in one of the most tragic deaths witnessed at Linakeng River in Lesotho. A minibus, reported to have carried 16 passengers, drove over a flooded road but …

8 June 2018

A new tool for volunteers that implement activities of psychosocial support in communities affected by the Zika virus.

5 June 2018

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