Community Based Health & First Aid

Community Based Health & First Aid


Community-Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) is an approach of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), adopted by Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in 2009, aimed at supporting communities so that individuals, households and the community in general are empowered to take charge of their own health, including reducing risks and strengthening resilience to health threats. The approach, in an effort to promote community participation and focus on behavior change, has produced a set of simple and easy to use tools which have been adapted by National Societies to local context and applied by community health volunteers.

This approach:

  • empowers communities with a knowledge of first aid so they may treat injuries
  • enables communities to identify and address their health priorities
  • advocates health promotion and disease prevention
  • prepares volunteers to adequately respond to disasters

Program Material

CBHFA is Flagship program of IFRC/PRCS, powered by Volunteer and facilitator guidelines which consist of 7 intercalative modules and two toll kits:

Community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) e-learning course can also be explored on IFRC (http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/Health/1259800-CBHFA%20e-learning%20brochure-EN-LR-2.pdf)

PRCS Role as PNS’s

Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is successfully implementing the CBHFA in flood 2010, 2011 and as regular program in peace time through practical approach in five provinces and AJK state Branch.The community volunteer’s capacities are built to make their communities health resilient through community health session and program engagements.

Engage as CBHFA Volunteer

Please contact PRCS Provincial Branch Headquarters or volunteer department focal person

First Aid Kits