World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) – WHO

The first-ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) will be celebrated on 25 July 2021 with activity being co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families and communities and offer life-saving solutions to prevent it. An estimated 236,000 people drown every year, and drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children and youth aged 1-24 years. More than 90% of drowning deaths occur in rivers, lakes, wells and domestic water storage vessels in low- and middle-income countries, with children and adolescents in rural areas disproportionately affected.

 

Client – World Health Organisation (WHO)

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