E.U. Provides Funding To Philippine Red Cross To Address Dengue Outbreak
Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines: European Union brings relief to the victims of dengue outbreak in the Philippines
“In response to the ongoing dengue outbreak in the Philippines, the European Union is providing €100,000 EUR (PHP 5.670 million) in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected communities. … This E.U. funding supports the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering crucial assistance through the strengthening of public health services, such as the establishment of dengue emergency medical units or hospital extension wards at local government hospitals, and the provision of nursing staff to respond to overwhelming dengue cases. … The funding is part of the E.U.’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)…” (8/2).