25th July 2024

World Drowning Prevention Day

"World Drowning Prevention Day," established by the United Nations (World Health Organisation), aims to increase awareness about preventing drowning and its substantial impact on communities. Each year, nearly 250,000 people die from drowning, with around 82,000 of those being children aged 1 to 14 years.

Help prevent drowning by

  • Checking the weather forecast before heading out on a boat
  • Deciding not to consume alcohol or drugs before entering the water
  • Supervising children when they are near water
  • Wearing a lifejacket while fishing
© 2024 WHO

"Anyone can drown, no one should"

Delivering a strong message about the importance of water safety and highlighting that drowning is preventable. © 2024 WHO

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