This website focuses on the public health approach to reduce the burden of drowning.

A public heath approach: is an organised effort by society primarily through it's public institutions to improve promote protect and restore the health of the population through collective action. It includes a health situation analysis, health surveillance, health promotion, prevention, control, disaster preparedness and response, and the reduction of health inequality

Health inequality: is the generic term used to designate difference, variations, and disparities in the health achievements of individuals and groups. Health inequality is a descriptive term hat does not imply moral judgement. It is a dimensional concept, simply referring to measurable qualities, differences in health status, or in the distribution of health determinants between different population groups. 



World Water Safety Day

Nile Swimmers Video

BBC Documentary on Drowning in South East Asia

Child Drowning in Asia

Drowning Epidemic in Asia

Drowning Research Centre - Bangladesh 


Drowning was the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in 2010, followed by motor vehicle traffic incidents in USA for boys age 1-4.

Child Drowning: Evidence for a newly recognized cause of child mortality in low and middle income countries in Asia (2012) 

Cost-Effectiveness of an Injury and Drowning Prevention Program in Bangladesh (2012)

World Report on Child Injury Prevention (2008)

Workshop on Prevention of Childhood Drowning in South-East Asian Countries (2010)

International Life Saving Federation, World Drowning Report 2007

Canadian Drowning and Water Incident Research and Reports

Australian Drowning Reports

Child Drowning in LMIC nations

Hidden Epidemic of Child Drowning

The Bangladesh Experience