Author: Ika Mudzar

In pictures: New mothers receive guidance and care in Bangladesh

On a shaded veranda outside the Horinagor Mother and Child Care Centre, a midwife meets with a group of moms who recently gave birth at the facility, and explains the nutritional and health benefits of breastfeeding. The centre, in Satkhira district of southwestern Bangladesh, is one 56 Mother and Child Health Care Centres set up and administered by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society to ensure that hundreds of thousands of women, infants and children in 29 districts have access to essential health services. In the past year alone, BDRCS-trained midwives delivered over 5,500 babies at the centres and provided...

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Malaysian Red Crescent Society launches country’s first ever First Aid App

The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), today launched the country’s first ever First Aid mobile application. The MRCS First Aid app contains information on everyday first aid scenarios, with tips on how to respond to emergencies ranging from burns and broken bones to asthma attacks.

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.