USAID and WHO launched event series to teach people life-saving CPR skills
12 May 2023
The latest event of the series was held at Ganjlik Mall on May 9, where 122 people had a chance to learn and apply hands-only CPR on a mannequin under the supervision of experts
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a crucial first response during sudden cardiac arrest, as research shows that for each minute of cardiac arrest without CPR, the chance of survival decreases by about 10%. However, immediate hands-only CPR can double or triple the survival rates after cardiac arrest.
It is not necessary to be a trained medical professional to apply CPR. Everyone, including children aged 12 or above, can learn this life-saving skill. World Health Organization (WHO) in Azerbaijan is organizing a series of "Life-Saving Hands!" community engagement events to teach citizens the hands-only CPR technique and raise awareness about the importance of learning CPR skills.
The latest event of the series was held at Ganjlik Mall on May 9, where 122 people had a chance to learn and apply hands-only CPR on a mannequin under the supervision of experts. Similar event took place previously at Park Bulvar on May 6, where 108 visitors of the mall gained basic skills in applying hands-only CPR. The next event is planned for 28 Mall on May 11 from 17:00-19:00.
These CPR community engagement events are part of the Azerbaijan Pandemic Response Activity, which is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by WHO Azerbaijan in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance, and TABIB.