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Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer

Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer
  • World Health Organization (WHO). November 2014
  • This report aims to galvanize attention and action by highlighting how preventable drowning is, and how collaboration across sectors be it health and rural development, fisheries, maritime or disaster risk management can save lives. Section 1 sets out key estimates and risk factors for drowning based on the most recent data available. It describes who is most affected, where, and how, and gives an overview of how tackling the drowning burden can be stepped up. Section 2 outlines 10 drowning prevention actions. Section 3 presents conclusions and recommendations.
  • Geographical coverage: Global, Kenya, Portugal, South Africa, Uganda
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Community management, Community participation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Health, Livelihoods, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Rural areas, Water safety plans (WSPs)
  • Main target audience: Governments, International community, International organizations, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Communication, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Global report, Recommendations
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Published in 2015