Around the world, hundreds of thousands of volunteers work in communities to promote health, prevent diseases and demonstrate positive values through their actions. The IFRC and National Societies around the globe actively support communities through their network of volunteers, their community-based approach, their expertise and experience. The past decade has seen major gains towards improving global health. Today, less people die of measles or malaria and the number of new HIV-infections has been stabilized in some countries.
In the recent years, CVTL has introduced a unique Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) program that has successfully addressed the health, safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people and communities in Timor-Leste. This program supports remote and vulnerable communities across Timor-Leste to increase their resilience through addressing multiple risks they may face in water, sanitation, hygiene, health, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, safe shelter and livelihoods.