United for a cause, for a common purpose

Apr 7, 2020

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Hi, my self Wahid Khan volunteer of Pakistan Red Crescent Society since 2009.

First of all, thank you for the opportunity to share experiences. My experience is very practical I am First Aid responder of PRCS as well, so firstly I did some trainings through E-learning platforms like WHO, IFRC and about COVID19 then according to that build strategy that how to communicate in this pandemic situation, and then we also make hashtag #EhtiatKarona after that I sensitize my family members, friends, and colleagues that how to prevent from disease and follow the precautionary measures. My experience is quite phenomenal, we as a team working day and night, firstly develop the mobile app and then provide training to volunteers that how to collect data of household afterward, Volunteer Coordinators & Task Force members shall be engaged in raising awareness about personal and public hygiene practices, proper use of masks, gloves and hand sanitizers, the importance of physical and social distancing, health awareness, safe drinking water, DRR campaigns, talks on volunteerism, and resource mobilization, etc., I also motivate my friends and colleagues to donate blood in this lockdown situation, wherever and whenever required by patients of blood-related diseases.

The main challenge to deal with is fear, ours and that of the people we support, however, we must continue to transmit security. I learned that this virus brought people together much more than it separated them, and united them for a cause, for a common purpose.

Wahid Khan
Pakistan Red Crescent Society
April 7, 2020
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