World Restart A Heart 2019

“All citizens of the world can save a life!”

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.

In 2019, our member councils will be promoting World Restart a Heart at iconic locations all across the world. Keep an eye on these pages to see where we are taking WRAH this year!

Joining us as well is the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies! With over 190 national member societies, the IFRC is uniquely placed to promote and provide life-saving training all across the world and is a valuable partner for the World Restart a Heart initiative.

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Click on the logos on the map to find out what happens in your area! For other councils than the ones below, click here.


Principles of WRAH

  • WRAH Day will occur every year on 16 October, commencing in 2018.
  • ILCOR will share resources and enthuse and motivate regional resuscitation councils. Involvement with WRAH will be voluntary for national resuscitation councils (NRCs), and they will be encouraged to develop their own strategies that fit their own countries.
  • It is not essential that all activity has to take place on one particular 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 the majority 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 countries wish to prioritise the training of children then we have many resources to share with them to enable this to happen.
  • We will have a media strategy for WRAH. On this page are examples of good practice from previous years and downloads of materials. This includes media packs, sample letters to schools etc., and all these will be shared.