Grant to Red Cross - Flanders for First Aid projects in Southern Africa, 2018

Project: First Aid Initiative - FAI II for southern Africa: consolidation, activation and capitalisation

Beneficiary: Red Cross Flanders

Amount: 1.000.000 euro

Duration: 2018

 With this initiative, Red Cross Flanders wants to contribute to solving the regional challenges in developing countries in the field of first aid.

In 2013, Red Cross Flanders and the Government of Flanders set up a large-scale study in ten countries in Southern Africa. The study revealed a number of shortcomings. In 2015, the first project focused on improving the management and quality of first aid training. 

The Government of Flanders therefore allocated 1 million euros for this project (Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa). The new first aid initiatives will focus on youth and first aid workers. Furthermore, the Red Cross Flanders will help the NRK in their search for commercial funding to further support the positive results.