Preventing Drowning

An Implementation Guide

May 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    3rd May 2017
  • ISBN 9789241511933
  • Language English
  • Pages 112 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"
  • Images 4-color throughout

This guide provides practical steps to reduce drowning—one of the world's most preventable, neglected, and pressing public health issues. Through 10 evidence-based interventions and strategies, it is designed to help drowning-prevention practitioners—from nongovernmental organizations and researchers to government officials and policy-makers—approach drowning prevention in a strategic, evidence-based, and multisectoral way. It also highlights ways to harness public awareness and engagement to strengthen drowning prevention interventions.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.