Community based health and first aid

eCBHFA is a community based programme where community members gather to discuss topics that affect their health and safety and address how to they can improve their communities. eCBHFA is IFRC’s revised version of the CBHFA approach which is now operational in 109 countries.

eCBHFA comprises a comprehensive approach to primary health care, first aid and emergency health preparedness at the community level. The eCBHFA approach mobilizes communities and their volunteers to use simple tools adapted to local context to address the priority health needs of a community and to empower them to be in charge of their own development.

eCBHFA has the added advantage of serving as an important gateway for incoming disaster response teams which need critical information about existing health systems and services, stakeholders and most importantly, the needs of the community pre-disaster and immediately after the disaster.

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Download the eCBHFA modules and traning guides for facilitators and volunteers.

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