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World First Aid Day – 9 September 2017

Second Saturday in September every year: Raising awareness of how first aid can save lives.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced World First Aid Day in 2000.

Each year, more than 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world organise events and ceremonies on the second Saturday of September to raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday and crisis situations. The IFRC believes that first aid should be accessible to all – including the most vulnerable, and should also be an integral part of a wider developmental approach.

You can find out more on the IFRC website. There is also a useful First aid learning for young people website produced by the British Red Cross.

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    3 Responses

    1. MAlexaFritz says:

      This is great. People should learn how to do first aid. It is nice that you educate people how to first aid. It will save a thousand life.

    2. Tatiana Stan says:

      This innitiative is very useful. In my country, few people know how to give the first aid and I think that this could be an issue. I think everyone should have the basic knowledge of how to give the first aid, people have no idea that they could actually make a difference and save someone’s life with this basic knowledge. I think that it should be taught in highschool too, as a civic education part, or a workshop that allows the students to learn from experienced doctors how to give the first aid.

    3. MomoStarr16 says:

      First aid should be taught in every family of a certain country. It is most neglected by people. Like in our country, 90% of family here did not know how to put first aid. The thing is they never know the importance of it. They always think that hospital can give them what they want. This article about first aid awareness should be taught here.

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