World First Aid Day “First Aid in times of Pandemic”
World First Aid Day is celebrated around the world every year on the second Saturday in September. This day was introduced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 2000 and has been celebrated every year since.
On this day, more than 100 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world organize events and activities aimed at raising public awareness on first aid and saving lives in everyday and crisis situations, as well as promoting and advocating for enhancing knowledge and skills for administering first aid to among the general public.
Providing quality and scientifically based first aid available to everyone will contribute to building safe and healthy communities by preventing and reducing the risks of daily accidents and disasters. Taking timely action and applying standard and appropriate first aid measures is important in saving lives.
Due to the global situation with the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as the growing and rapidly developing role of the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in times of crisis, this year World First Aid Day will be marked on September 12 under the motto “First aid in times of pandemic” in order to disseminate prevention messages and suggest first aid activities and skills that can fit anywhere, including online education through the use of new education platforms.