The Iraqi Red Crescent Society has organized a health awareness campaign about hemorrhagic fever and how to prevent it, within an integrated program.
The purpose of the above – mentioned initiative to enhance community health awareness, coinciding with the departure of crowds from all over Iraq and from neighboring countries on foot to commemorate the Arbaeeniya anniversary of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).
The director of health department of the IRCS , Dr. Ali Al-Moussawi, said: “More than (250) male and female volunteers from (8) governorates have participated in implementing the awareness campaign (Basra, Dhi Qar, Al-Muthanna, Diwaniyah, Wasit, Babylon, Najaf, Diyala).”
“The program focused on conducting field meetings with visitors, distributing informational folders and posters, also distributing personal protective equipment to the owners of Husseini processions.”, dr. Ali added.
Dr. Ali has pointed out that the IRCS is continuing its awareness campaign for visitors throughout the days of the Arbaeeniya pilgrimage, as part of the IRCS efforts and its continuous endeavor to limit the spread of communicable and epidemic diseases.