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.
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.
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.
This leaflet provides general information on Zika for the elderly.
Health in Action
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.
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.
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.
Involving communities in the implementation of plans of action, listening to them and learning from their experiences is a key approach of the Zika response strategy developed in the region.
Salvadorian Red Cross’ volunteers and project coordinators carried out a field visit in Quezaltepeque to bring psychosocial support.
From 2014 to 2016, Ebola killed 11,000 people in West Africa, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Red Cross volunteers and staff across West Africa worked around the clock to help halt the disease from spreading, including in the 10 neighbourin …
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