World day on first aid [Archives:2004/774/Community]

September 20 2004

Yasser Mohammed Al-Mayyasi
Yemen Red Crescent Association (YRCA) marked on Saturday Sept 11th the occasion of the World Day on First Aid (WDFA). A press convention was held at the YRCA in the presence of a number of journalists of different media.
Dr. Abbas Zabarah, Secretary General of YRCA, emphasized that the importance of such meetings was so that the efforts made by the Association could be transmitted through the media. He also underlined that the media's function of creating press awareness and comprehension of the Association's goals and its motto, which this year is ” The necessity of aids provision in every house”.
Zabarah pointed out that the YRCA currently has 12 branches in different provinces, and that WDFA's importance lies in the initial response to causalities and in first aid provision. Moreover, he extended the invitation to everyone to join the YRCA, and to receive first aid training.