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.
One month after the worst disaster in Mozambique’s recent history, signs of recovery are beginning to emerge as people return home and as the deadly cholera outbreak appears to be starting to abate. Since Cyclone Idai made landfall, Mozambique Red Cros …
Venezuela has faced several challenges in recent years. In 2019 there is an urgent need for immediate humanitarian action to strengthen the provision of health care and other vital sectors such as water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, food safety an …
An outbreak of measles was declared on 6 February in the National Capital and Central Luzon Regions. By 2 March, nearly 16,350 people had been infected, 261 people had died, and the disease had spread to several other regions. Babies and children are p …
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.
For the past several weeks, the Philippine Red Cross emergency healthcare unit in the Philippines have been tending to the youngest of patients, children and babies coughing with fever, and whose bodies and faces are covered in red rashes. In early February, the local authorities declared a measles outbreak and since then 355 people have died, most of them children under 5 years of age.
It’s a saying in in the Kweyol language that is spoken in St. Lucia that literally means take in front before in front takes you. In other words, get prepared to face a situation before you are forced to face the consequences.
Since she wakes up until she goes to bed, Jane Pacheco focuses all her energy and resources on stimulating and taking care of little Milagros, her two-year old daughter.
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