Advocacy 

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. 


Links

Videos:

World Water Safety Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgmcjJ1FwY&feature=youtu.be


Nile Swimmers Video

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=717384194980147&set=vb.172265759491996&type=2&theater


BBC Documentary on Drowning in South East Asia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0143r60


Child Drowning in Asia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utr32O1uCE0


Drowning Epidemic in Asia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0J_DqXlSYg


Drowning Research Centre - Bangladesh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCvjDMVGdJo 



Documents:

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.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db149.htm


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

http://www.unicef.org/eapro/Child_Drowning_2012.pdf 


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

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/6/e1621.full.pdf


World Report on Child Injury Prevention (2008)

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2008/9789241563574_eng.pdf


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

http://www.wpro.who.int/mnh/documents/docs/WorkshoponChildhoodDrowningPreventionreport.pdf


International Life Saving Federation, World Drowning Report 2007

http://www.ilsf.org/sites/ilsf.org/files/filefield/world-drowning-report-final-sept-27-2007.pdf


Canadian Drowning and Water Incident Research and Reports

http://www.lifesaving.ca/index.php/what-we-do/water-incident-research-and-reports/


Australian Drowning Reports

http://www.royallifesaving.com.au/facts-and-figures/research-and-reports/drowning-reports


Child Drowning in LMIC nations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLm6fsDPAcA


Hidden Epidemic of Child Drowning

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/jun/01/bangladesh-hidden-epidemic-children-drowning


The Bangladesh Experience

http://www.ilsf.org/drowning-prevention/library/bangladesh-experience-research-and-evidencebased-approach-develop