A methological guide for the implementation of awareness activities on health risks

Between January 2018 and August 2019, a major outbreak of dengue fever hit Reunion Island, with almost 25,000 confirmed cases, and 18 deaths [source: Santé publique France]. To limit its effects, PIROI implemented a dengue awareness programme. Its purpose was to raise...

EMINI LEARNING – Psychological First Aid

Psychological first aid (PFA) is a simple, yet powerful way of helping someone in distress. It involves paying attention to the person’s reactions, active listening and if relevant, practical assistance to help address immediate problems and basic needs. Learning...

An emergency plan to assist those affected by Cyclone BELNA in Madagascar

After passing close to Mayotte, tropical cyclone Belna struck the west coast of Madagascar on 9 December 2019. Malagasy Red Cross (MRC) and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement quickly took action to meet the needs of communities affected by the...

Cyclone Belna: Mobilisation of the PIROI delegation in Mayotte

Mayotte had not been struck by a cyclone since Kamisy in 1984, however in early December 2019 Belna posed a serious threat to the French island, prompting PIROI and its partners to take immediate measures. Mayotte On Friday 6 December, the weather system was...

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Cyclone Belna: Mobilisation of the PIROI delegation in Mayotte

Mayotte had not been struck by a cyclone since Kamisy in 1984, however in early December 2019 Belna posed a serious threat to the French island, prompting PIROI and its partners to take immediate measures. Mayotte On Friday 6 December, the weather system was...

Public health in emergencies training course

Climate change poses a threat to public health, in particular because it leads to an increase in deaths and illnesses related to natural and health disasters*. This is why the French Red Cross’s Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform has now adapted its approach...

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