The regional perspective

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.

Guiding Documents

    Health related online courses available on IFRC Learning Platform (log in and password are required) are:

    • Community-Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA)

    • Public Health

      • Module 1: Introduction (30 min)
      • Module 2: Epidemiology (30 min)
      • Module 3: Prioritizing Health Responses (30 min)
      • Module 4: Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (30 min)
      • Module 5: Rapid Health Assessment (30 min)
    • Public Health: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

      1 hour

    • Public Health: Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

      1 hour

    • Public Health in Emergencies

    • Influenza Pandemic Preparedness

      45 min

    • H2P - Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness Programme

      40 min

    • Healthy Lifestyle Community

      2 hours

    • Health Care in Danger

      1 hour – ICRC

    • Lifesaver: Interactive CPR

      2 hours – British Red Cross

    e-mail: Mr. Pornsak Khortwong (PK), at

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    Khammouane Province, Laos, 2015 Village life in Laos: A mother and daughter spend time together while a friend watches on. Photo taken during a Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction simulation. The exercises and drills focus on disaster preparedness and response at village level, ensuring communities are equipped with skills to activate emergency plans and save lives.
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    Khuyen and her husband Do are both HIV positive. They are core member of a group running couselling session at the hospital in Hai Phong, Vietnam. They are supported financially and technically by the Vietnamese Red Cross and by the American Red Cross. They are also running activities for income generation such as sowing or raising chicken.
    Mrs. Tapil, Eli Tambiga and Suyang Lee. 22/10/2015. Philippines, Cebu, Daanbantayan, Bateria. Mrs. Tapil in tears while speaking about her personnel story to the Red Cross personnels. Photo by Juan Carlo, Japanese Red Cross Society and Philippine Red Cross.
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    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH)

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