Let’s stop drowning!! On the 1st UN World Drowning Prevention Day, come and chat to world experts (Jenny Smith, Mike Tipton, Adey Mayhew, Paddy Morgan and Beckie Ramsay) about the process and prevention of drowning.
EDIT: Thank you all for your brilliant questions. We are now finishing this AMA.
We will be finishing this session at 16:00 BST. The first ever World drowning prevention day is happening on the 25th of July and we want to mark this day by doing this Ask Me Anything (AMA). In 2019, an estimated 236 000 people died from drowning, making drowning a major public health problem worldwide. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death in many countries and for many groups, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. 25 % of drowning deaths are under the age of 5 years, 43 % under 15 years.
We are delighted to put this event on and are ready to discuss all things drowning prevention (and search, rescue & treatment)!
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