All seven constituent councils of ILCOR are supporting a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide. The Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa wishes strive to do the same on the continent of Africa.
Using the hashtag #WORLDRESTARTAHEART we are gathering stories of survivors who are still with us today, thanks to bystander CPR and underline the vital importance of CPR in out-of-hospital settings. By starting CPR and using a defibrillator before emergency services arrive, we can save up to 200 000 more lives every year.

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• WRAH Day will occur every year on 16 October, commencing in 2018.

• ILCOR and the RCSA will share resources and enthuse and motivate resuscitation training. Involvement with WRAH and ILCOR will be voluntary for training centres, and they will be encouraged to develop their own strategies that fit their own jurisdictions.

• It is not essential that all activity must take place on one day (i.e., 16 October) but that it is done as close to that day as possible. It is important that a specific day is kept for most of the activity – and we would hope that most people do training on this day – particularly for media activity.

• We will not limit WRAH activity to school children, although if training centres wish to prioritise the training of children, resources to share with them will be available.

WRAH Information & Documents