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A Training Course for Red Crescent Volunteers Addressing Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

25 Aug 2016

The Jordanian Red Crescent / National Center for First Aid and Risk Reduction concluded a training course entitled "Communicable and non-communicable diseases" for 53 volunteers from the local community and Syrian refugees.

The two-day course focused on the four non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases) and the focus on prevention.

The session discussed how to help community members identify dangerous health signs, and how to adopt to adopt a healthy lifestyle by changing behaviors through setting healthy goals and action plans.

The community health program and first aid is implemented in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and supported by the British Red Cross and the Japanese government. The number of volunteers working in the program is 150 with volunteers in six branches of the Association (Amman, Mafraq, Jerash, Ajloun, Balqa and Madaba)

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