Estonia Helping to Train Red Cross First Aid Instructors from Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus
Eestlased Eestis 15 Mar 2010  EWR
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15.03.2010
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The Foreign Ministry is supporting the Estonian Red Cross in training first aid instructors from Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus who belong to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the goal of the project is to train Red Cross first aid instructors from Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. “First aid skills are useful in both everyday life and in the case of bigger accidents. The ability to provide aid to the injured in the moments before professional medics arrive can save lives,” stated Paet. “The goal of our project is for the first aid instructors we train to continue training more experts in their home countries and to provide information to the general population about what to do when an accident occurs,” he added.

The Estonian Red Cross is prepared to train 15 first aid instructors from the International Red Cross organisations in those three countries. The training will include theory as well as practical exercises on treating injuries. The Estonian Red Cross will procure the necessary teaching materials, including medical dummies, bandages, etc., which will then remain in the possession of those attending the training.

Currently the Red Cross organisations in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus are lacking enough first aid instructors and teaching materials to meet European Union standards.

The project is being financed with 183 386 kroons from the Foreign Ministry’s budget for development and humanitarian aid.

For more information in Estonia’s development co-operation and projects: http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/taxonom...
 
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