The goal of ICRC’s Health Unit activities is to give people affected by conflict access to basic preventive and curative health care that meets universally recognized standards. To this end, it assists – or may temporarily replace – local health services. Read full overview
The world has a unique chance to eradicate polio. With billions of dollars of support and coordinated efforts by governments and international health organizations, it could be the biggest public health victory since the eradication of smallpox.
Since 1979 the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation activities have diversified and expanded throughout the world as the organization has worked to remove barriers hindering access to appropriate physical rehabilitation services.