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Stories from the Red Cross cholera treatment centre in Mozambique

When the Canadian Red Cross field hospital cholera treatment centre opened in Nhamatanda, Mozambique on Thursday, Elisa Armando was one of the first into the tent. Elisa, 19, brought her three-year-old son Joaquim who had diarrhea and was throwing up.
The international team of doctors and nurses from Finland, Mozambique, Canada and Israel, worked to get fluids into Joaquim.

Partners in life and volunteering

The couple who volunteers together, stays together. At least that’s been the case for Peggy and John Pinkerton. Married for 63 years next month, the two worked together in the insurance industry prior to retirement and have been Red Cross Meals on Wheels volunteers for more than two decades.
 

The dedication of Sally St. Lewis, a Red Cross volunteer around the world for 60 years

Raised in the small Caribbean island of Dominica, West Indies, Sally St. Lewis was instilled with a sense of community through her parents, family and village; and Sally carried this in her travels across the world, and especially as a Red Cross volunteer for over 60 years.

As a Walmart associate, Carmen is raising funds to help people like her who have been affected by disasters

When the tornadoes hit the Mont-Bleu neighbourhood on September 21st of last year, Carmen was behind the wheel. She had no idea that a tornado was coming. Carmen has been a Walmart associate at the Plateau branch for nearly 10 years and doesn’t carry her cellphone with her at work.

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.  
 

Do you know the 'soft signs' of a heart attack?

If you’re with someone, especially elderly people, and they’re experiencing extreme tiredness as well as gastric discomfort, it would be easy to assume they must have eaten a hearty meal and these symptoms will pass after a nap. However, these may be signs – “soft signs” – of a heart attack.
Did you know there are multiple ways to tell if someone is experiencing a heart attack? 

Cyclone Idai: Canadian Red Cross sending field hospital and team to Mozambique

Thanks to the generosity of the government of Canada and Canadians donating to the Cyclone Idai appeal, Canadian Red Cross has sent its emergency field hospital to Mozambique. The hospital will be staffed by 25 Canadian aid workers, including doctors, nurses and technicians. They will help alleviate the tremendous strain that has been placed on local services and health professionals who have been working non-stop to provide urgent care.

Keeping perspective in changing landscapes: hear from a B.C. fires evacuee

Jerry proudly displays photos and news clippings from his many years as a hunting guide on the wall of his kitchen. After many snowfalls, calm has settled in the forest. It’s a very different scene than in August of 2018 when residents of Lower Post were forced to flee from their homes.

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