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.

Descriptive text in here please

Recent additions to the resources library

Leaflet Zika Info Elderly

This leaflet provides general information on Zika for the elderly.

5 January 2018
Poster Zika Prevention Elderly

This poster provides you with some ways to protect the elderly from Zika.

5 January 2018
Poster - Zika prevention children

This poster provides you with some ways to protect children from Zika.

5 January 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

The capital city of Windhoek is on high alert after an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has claimed three lives, while 554 people are undergoing treatment.

9 February 2018

The IFRC highlighted the urgent need for pandemic preparedness, and especially the way it needs to be reinforced at the local level, at the 18th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 23-26 January 2018.

30 January 2018

A programme in the Central African Republic highlights the complexities – and opportunities – of working in fragile settings.

26 January 2018

See more news