3 August 2017:The MRCS app serves as a helpful mobile guide in medical emergencies The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) launched the country’s first ever First Aid mobile application in partnership with Prudence Foundation and with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).The launch coincides with the 29th SEA Games, to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 19 to 30 August 2017. Featured on the Team Malaysia’s website, the app will be providing useful tips on the go, such as ways athletes and spectators can stay hydrated.
Martin Faller, Deputy Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (left), Asia Pacific Zone, Dato’ Sayed A. Rahman bin Sayed Mohd, Malaysian Red Crescent Society Secretary General, and Marc Fancy, Executive Director, Prudence Foundation (right) with the newly launched Malaysian Red Crescent Society First Aid App
The app will also be featured on Team Malaysia’s website, reaching over 1.2 millionTeam Malaysia Fans on social media and the Team Malaysia KL2017 chanters, Official Supporters of the National Athletes at the SEA Games
The first step towards developing a culture of safety and prevention in the home, is the awareness of risks and dangers through first aid knowledge. This is especially important considering 80% of accidents occur in a domestic settings, according to statistics provided by MAVIE Observatory.It is easily accessible and is the first of it’s kind in Malaysia that delivers first aid advice through videos, animation and interactive quizzes. Users will be able to find information on everyday first aid scenarios, including tips on how to respond to emergencies ranging from burns and broken bones to asthma attacks. The application is free to download on the Play Store and App store.