Health Days 2020
World First Aid Day

Introduction:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) believes that first aid should be accessible to all and should also be an integral part of a wider developmental approach. The IFRC launched the World First Aid Day in 2000, and each year the day is celebrated on the second day of September. 

Facts:
  • In one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest.
  •  About 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals each year.
  •  55% of workers cannot get first aid in the workplace.
  • If training is available, it's often either CPR or first aid, not both.
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness of how first aid can save lives.
  • Encouraging first aid training for all community members.
  • Raising awareness about the most importance home and outdoor accidents and required first aid.
  • Introducing the bodies providing accredited first aid courses.  

Official Date:
Globally: September 12th, 2020.
Locally: Muharram 24th, 1442H.


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