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Kids Save Lives - Statement Endorsed by the WHO

The WHO has endorsed a joint Statement from the European Patient Safety Foundation (EuPSF), the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation(ILCOR) and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)
 
Sudden cardiac death is one of the major issues in global health care. In Europe and the U.S.A, at least 700,000 people die each year following sudden cardiac death with unsuccessful out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This is 2,000 deaths every day. The same happens in many other areas of the world. 
 
Thus, sudden cardiac death is the third commonest killer after cancer and other cardiovascular diseases in industrialized nations.
 
Teaching CPR to all school children will therefore lead to a marked improvement in global health. Find out more on our Education & Training pages
 
KIDS SAVE LIVES
 
world record resus
18 September 2013, Muenster, Germany - 11,840 schoolchildren gathered to learn
and perform CPR simultaneously (and broke the world record)! Watch the video here

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