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.
Georgia is one of many countries having an increasingly ageing population demographically. Older population group face many challenges, a situation further exacerbated by the onset of COVID-19 which not only poses an increased direct risk for older people, but also sees them face serious secondary health, social and economic impacts.
In Azerbaijan, older people make up a steadily growing proportion of society, for whom the COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious health risk. Potential economic, health and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic presents an additional threat to the wellbeing of older people, and revials a need for effective policies on ageing and care, and well-organized integrated care provision models.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia has severely affected older people in terms of their life and health, social and economic situation. The outbreak in Armenia was rapid and the state of emergency was long-lasting for the entire country, later replaced by quarantine.
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.
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