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Saving lives: Improving access to healthcare in rural Nepal

When 5-year-old Shawal fell from his family’s second storey terrace it was a fall that would be a serious accident in any country, but in rural Nepal, getting to the hospital is incredibly difficult. Read how enhanced ambulance service from the Nepal Red Cross helped save Shawal's life. 

Working together to build a hospital in Mozambique

Canadian aid worker Jean-Baptiste Lacombe shares how we are working with local communities to rebuild a hospital in Nhamatanda, Mozambique after Cyclone Idai devastated much of the region.

In photos: Providing essential medical care in Al-Hol camp, Syria

Take a look inside the Al-Hol camp Red Cross Red Crescent field hospital in Al-Hol camp, Syria. As the conflict in Syria continues, the need for humanitarian aid remains great -  this field hospital means life-saving and critically needed health care reaches the vulnerable population of the camp. 

My first time in the field: An aid worker reflects about their time in the Philippines

Katie Hope, a Canadian Red Cross communications aid worker, reflects on her first time in the field. Read about the work the Canadian Red Cross is doing in the Philippines, as well as what goes into the job of a communications aid worker. 

Video: Building stronger communities, healthier families in Uganda and beyond

Norah Eggleston from the Canadian Red Cross shares how we are working in communities in Uganda and introduces us to a family who is giving back.

Improving outcomes for mothers and babies after Cyclone Idai

Fatima Olympia is a nurse with advanced training at Nhamatanda District Hospital in the labour and delivery ward. When Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, it brought destruction across the area, including to the hospital. In response, the Canadian Red Cross, with the support of the Finnish Red Cross, set up an emergency hospital in Nhamatanda to support the District Hospital. With about 300 babies born a month, here is how we're improving outcomes for mothers and babies.

Protecting the most vulnerable during emergencies and disasters

In disasters and emergencies, it’s often the most vulnerable groups that are hardest hit. When regular supports and daily routines are disrupted, it can mean the needs of children, people with disabilities, the elderly and other groups are forgotten. Learn how the Red Cross works to make sure they are not left behind. 
 

Cholera Treatment Unit discharges its last patient

The Red Cross field hospital in Nhamatanda, Mozambique has reached a major milestone. After two months of operation and more than 200 patients, the last cholera patient has been discharged from the Cholera Treatment Unit. Ten-year-old Sebastiana was in the CTU for three days after being admitted for a severe case of cholera. On Saturday, she got to go home.
 

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