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Making the invisible, visible: Advancing women’s health leadership in humanitarian environments

To ensure increased capacity and protection for women, their families, livelihoods and communities it is essential to address women's unequal access to healthcare, education, economic resources and decision-making power. Women leaders use unique understanding of context, vulnerabilities and capacities of women in crisis to support resilience.

Red Cross and McMaster University working together to help older adults

Aging well where you live is a hope for many people. As healthcare plans shift away from hospital stays to have people enjoy life where they live, innovation is needed to help support them.  That's where initiatives like Health TAPESTRY come in.  
 

Inside the response to provide safe and dignified burials in the face of epidemics

Despite tremendous efforts from healthcare providers, death is a natural and expected part of epidemics. But because of the infectious nature of Ebola, this does leave a logistical issue – how do we bury the dead, someone’s loved one - in a way that is respectful but also protects against more people becoming ill?
 

Red Cross responds to devastating Cyclone Idai

Last week, a devestating cyclone made landfall in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. The powerful Cyclone Idai has caused flooding, damaged infrastructure, crops, and homes. The Red Cross is responding, ready to provide aid to those who need it. 

Faces of Humanity: Shining a light on stories that don't make headlines

With constant access to information, it can be easy to assume that we are getting a full picture of what is going on in the world. But there are stories that rarely make headlines, and when those stories impact millions of people they can represent an emergency.

Working closely with communities makes solar-powered water pump project a success in Pakistan

A successful project, like solar-powered water pumps, relies not just on aid workers, but community members who work closely with them. 

How to make an emergency kit for your car

With winter in full force now, many of us have been reminded of just how important it is to be prepared for rough weather. A great way to be prepared is to have an emergency kit ready to go in your car. Here are some items to include, let us know what you put in yours. 

Reducing mental health stigma, responding to mental health crisis

When many of us think of first aid, we picture bandages and CPR - but first aid isn't just a life-saving and harm-reducing intervention for physical injuries. This is where psycholigcal first aid comes in, responding to mental health crisis, and helping to reduce the stigma around mental health. 

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