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You probably don’t have Ebola if...

Ebola has been one of the most talked about health emergencies in the past year, but unless you’ve been in close contact with an infected person, you are very unlikely to contract the virus. There are many myths and fears surrounding the Ebola outbreak, both in the affected region of West Africa and in our own country. These fears are hampering efforts to fight the disease.

Photo of the Day: Winter brings new challenges in Syria

Much like in Canada, the weather over the past few weeks in Syria has included snow, freezing temperatures and at times heavy rain. Despite the cold weather, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers continue to provide much needed assistance, including distributing blankets, tarps and other relief items to help families stay warm and providing emergency medical care.

Haiti recovering five years after devastating earthquake

It was the largest Red Cross response ever to a single country. The Red Cross helped one in two Haitians, about five million people. After the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, individual Canadians and governments generously donated $222 million to the Canadian Red Cross to support the tremendous emergency and recovery efforts. 

Fight Ebola by spreading facts, not fears

While much of the attention around the current Ebola outbreak has been on treating patients, combating the fears, stigma and myths associated with the virus is another important component of the Red Cross response.

Photo of the Day: Red Cross sets up field clinic after Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall

Since Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines earlier this month, the Philippine Red Cross has been busy providing emergency relief and assessing damage in the hard-hit area of Samar Island.

The Red Cross has set up a basic health care unit in Dolores, Eastern Samar Province to provide services until health care facilities in the area can resume normal activities, with technical support for this clinic being provided by the Canadian Red Cross. 

Video: Local nurses saving lives in Sierra Leone

“It is my job to save the sick. It is my job to take this opportunity,” explains a Sierra Leonean nurse working at the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre.
While the Red Cross continues to mobilize support and call for trained healthcare personnel from Canada and elsewhere to respond to the Ebola outbreak, local staff and volunteers from affected countries in West Africa are playing important roles.

Trio of workers head to Sierra Leone to aid in Ebola outbreak

The Red Cross is actively responding to the West Africa Ebola outbreak on all fronts, from treating patients through to providing public education and psychosocial support. Three aid workers from Quebec are the latest to join the global Red Cross effort.

Staying safe while responding to the Ebola outbreak

As the Red Cross continues to scale up its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Red Cross staff and volunteers who are responding to the global health emergency are taking every precaution to stay safe while they provide care to patients infected with Ebola.

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