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Community health care

There's a lot people can do to maintain their health as long as they have the right information. Through our local network of volunteers and staff, we visit communities and teach them how to prevent diseases such as cholera and malaria.

We support community-based health-care programmes, which address the health needs of vulnerable families in both urban and rural areas, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

A girl washes her hands in water coming from a well pump in Afghanistan

Health care in Afghanistan

After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, a Red Cross community health programme is making a real difference for thousands of people.

Myanmar mother with baby and Red Cross health worker

Health care in Myanmar

In Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in the world, the Red Cross is improving poor health care conditions for mothers and children.

Mobile cinema in Sierra Leone

Health care in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and has been badly affected by the Ebola outbreak. Read how the Red Cross is working to improve community-based health care.

A community based health and first aid class in Turkmenistan

Health care in Turkmenistan

From teaching first aid to boosting maternal health, our programmes are making a big difference in rural Turkmenistan.


International news

Since an obstetrician, midwife and two nurses started work at a Yemen health clinic, 1,854 pregnant women have received lifes-aving healthcare.

A humanitarian aid worker and around 20 civilians have been killed by an air strike which hit an emergency aid convoy in Aleppo, Syria.

The Red Cross is providing food and other emergency supplies to thousands of vulnerable families in Aleppo.