September 3, 2018

Celebration of the World First Aid Day – September 8, 2018

September 8 (Saturday) is the World First Aid Day. The World First Aid Day is an opportunity to promote and advocate the commitment to possessing knowledge and skills in order to provide first aid to the general public.

This year the main topic is “Road accidents.” First aid indicated to the injured in car accidents, when timely and correctly, can make a significant difference between life and death, remember: YOU DO NOT NEED A LICENSE TO SAVE A LIFE!

More than 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road accidents. Without a sustainable solution and action, traffic accidents are foreseen to become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.

It is extremely important that the community learns the techniques and activities that are necessary for preparedness and prompt response in order to assist the victims in road accidents, in cases when they find themselves in the role of eyewitnesses.

Our intention is to increase the level of knowledge and skills to provide first aid among the general population, drivers, pedestrians and passengers so that they can promptly provide first aid to the injured in road accidents.

First aid skills should be available to everyone as a humanitarian act that empowers people to save lives and help recover from sudden illnesses or injuries. For these particular reasons, the Macedonian Red Cross advocates that at least one member of each family be educated and trained to provide first aid, and therefore we encourage you to visit one of our first aid trainings.

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