Berlin - With 174,000 Euros in funding
from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Johanniter will initiate a first-aid
programme in the Caribbean on June 1, 2009, training 12,000 island residents
on emergency medical care.
Together with the local chapter of St.
John Ambulance, Johanniter will train one candidate on Antigua & Barbuda,
Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia to become a
first-aid instructor. Then, he/she will offer first-aid and disaster prevention
courses at schools and community centres on the islands.
The courses will focus on surviving hurricanes,