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BELARUS: First Aid

Project summary:
The First Aid (FA) programme aim s to increase the capacity of individuals, households and communities to prevent and cope with individual and
small-scale emergencies (e.g. household accidents) and to mitigate their impact. The Belarus Red Cross (BRC) will further work towards
strengthening their FA programme by improving the quality and relevance of the training, increasing the number of trainers and increasing the
programme coverage. The FA programme is designed to incorporate aspects of accident prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and promoting healthy
life-style within Belarus communities.

In 2004, Belarus Red Cross launched a media coordinated campaign to attract new volunteers. These new volunteers have been trained as
instructors in first aid and will participate in courses on disaster response and psychological support, and as a result increase the disaster response/
first aid capacity of the National Society and the general public.

A log frame matrix of the project is attached below – for further questions and detailed programme documents please contact the Minsk delegation.

Logical framework planning matrix: First Aid

Indicators Sources of verification Assumptions/Risks

Overall Goal
Community and household • Casualty rate in selected areas • Official statistics of the • The programme input is
capacity to address emergencies (official statistics of the Ministry of Health carefully studied by the local
and to mitigate their Ministry of Health /Ministry of (MoH)/Ministry of Internal structures of the MoH/MoIA
consequences is increased Internal Affairs) Affairs (MoIA) and announced to the public
as appropriate

Project objective
The Belarus Red Cross further • % of targeted respondents • Surveys of the Red Cross • The number of respondents is
develops an effective community- reporting themselves as were project clients adequate for drawing a
based First Aid program able to provide first aid • Project reports and published reliable conclusion
assistance to the community studies • The survey methodology
representatives, of those in • Key informant interviews meets the criteria of reliability
the last year
• % of targeted respondents
reporting themselves as were
able to provide self first aid
assistance, of those in the last

Expected Results
Result 1. • Project reports • Volunteers find an offer to be
The number of instructors on First • Number of volunteers which • Training reports available trained relevant to their
Aid increased will have become trainers from BRC demands and have the time
• Quality of the FA training • Monitoring/evaluation reports and resources to attend the
methodology from the Federation training

Result 2.
• Number of people in the • Results of the surveys in the • Presence of the adjusted FA
First Aid courses have become communities involved in the target areas training curricular in
operational in three target areas FA training • Progress reports from BRC accordance with the needs of
• Number of conducted FA specific target groups
• Number of people in the
communities having practical
knowledge on FA

Result 3. • Estimated number of • Results of the survey/quiz • Programmes are

Awareness of the population population covered by the FA conducted in the communities watched/listened to by the
about first aid and the Red Cross topic al TV/radio broadcasting • Progress reports from BRC public and relevant and useful
FA training increased • Estimated number of • Feedback from the information is provided
population targeted by the FA communities/ non-
topical handouts (brochures & governmental organisations
booklets) (NGO)/institutions etc.
• Number of the FA Web-site
• Number of respondents not
trained but willing to be
trained in FA
• Number of NGOs/institutions
interested in FA promotion
and education

Activities Resources Sources Preconditions

Result 1.
• To develop documentation on • BRC expertise • BRS volunteers • The BRC maintains its
course management • Federation expertise • BRS Staff current level of expertise
• To conduct orientation seminars • FA training methodology and • Willingness of volunteers to
in the regional Red Cross curriculum be trained as FA instructors
committees • Venues
• To recruit candidates • Travel costs
• To organise instructor training • Printing costs
for 30 persons
• To purchase necessary
equipment for training
• To produce sufficient number of
copies of teaching materials

Result 2.
• To conduct a survey of needs of • Expertise • Volunteer trainers’ expertise • The volunteer trainers maintain
specific target groups • Travel costs, perdiem • BRC expertise their current level of expertise
• To adapt the training curriculum • Printing and computer access • Expertise of Sister Red Cross • Willingness of the general
in accordance with the survey Societies public to attend the FA courses
results • Federation expertise
• To specify the duties of the
instructors in each target area
• To develop necessary training
• To conduct FA courses in
Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk
oblasts (30 in each)
• Midterm evaluation

Result 3. • TV and radio are interested

• To publish the “Illustrated Quick • BRC expertise • In country expertise • Willingness of
Reference for the First Aid” • Mass media • Federation expertise NGOs/institutions in co-
brochure and “The Belarus Red • Travel costs operation
Cross First Aid Course” booklet • Venues
• To participate in a number of
programmes on the National TV
• To arrange radio interviews on
FA for Red Cross
• To participate in different public
events (youth actions, city feasts
etc.) and to distribute the
information on the FA
• To organise round-table
discussions with representatives
of different NGO s and academic
institutions interested in FA
promotion and education