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World First Aid Day 2019: Current Theme, History and Significance

World First Aid Day is observed on every second Saturday of September to raise awareness that how first aid can save lives. In 2019, it falls on 14 September. Let us read more about World First Aid Day, its history and importance.
Sep 14, 2019 12:21 IST
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World First Aid Day
World First Aid Day

The term 'First Aid' means the help that is provided to anyone who is suffering from disease or damage. Its primary goal is to protect the life and keep the condition from worsening. Every time it is not necessary that some medical staff help. In an emergency, even ordinary people can help and can save someone's life by providing first aid. First aid kit we mostly have in our home and in fact we should carry it via travelling.

World First Aid Day 2019: Theme

According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the theme of World First Aid Day 2019 is "First Aid and Excluded People". Its main aim is to raise awareness of how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives everyday and in crisis situation. It also promotes the accessibility of the first aid.

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World First Aid Day: History

In 2000, World First Aid Day was started by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Do you know that every year, more than 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent Society people are made aware of the benefits of first aid in the world. Also, it raises awareness about the need of first aid and the right way to use it.

Also, IFRC says that first aid should be available to everyone because it helps at the time of accident and sometimes it is effective also in saving lives of people.

World First Aid Day: Objectives

- The first aim of World First Aid Day is to do necessary actions to save the life of injured person.

- The second aim is to handle the condition of an injured person by giving first aid and try to avoid infection.

- The third aim is to take patient immediately to the hospital before any mishappening.

In fact while providing first aid we should be careful and if we don't know what to do then it will be better to seek others help and inform doctors. And sometimes it is also seen that while performing first aid people don’t know what they are doing and might be they hurt instead of helping. So, IFRC always focuses and encourages people to take basic training of first aid or at least educate themselves using any available reliable sources.

So, we can say that first aid help is important and plays a crucial role in our lives but appropriate training and knowledge is necessary while giving first aid to an injured or infected person. Also, we should carry first aid while travelling and we should have first aid kit in our home.

Important Days and Dates in September 2019

Important Days in 2019 year: National and International