World Drowning Prevention Day

World Health Organization

World Drowning Prevention Day

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Anyone can drown, but it can almost always be prevented. Yet every year nearly a quarter of a million people lose their lives to drowning, and almost 82,000 of them are children aged 1 to 14 years.

Drowning is  abrupt, silent and shocking, with people often not realizing it’s happening until it’s too late.

What leads to drowning often happens in just a few seconds:

A small child slipping unnoticed into a pond or pool on a sunny afternoon;

Feeling invincible after a few drinks and jumping into the ocean for a swim;

Accepting that one extra passenger on the boat, despite knowing it might capsize;

Deciding it’s too much of a hassle to put on that lifejacket.

So much can happen in a single moment. But with the right awareness and actions, what happens in those seconds can also be changed – for the better.

Seconds can save a life.


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25-07-24 to
25-07-24
 

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