Dr Aminur Rahman

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Drowning Prevention

Dr. Aminur Rahman has been working for the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) since 2005. Currently he holds the position of Deputy Executive Director for the organisation and is also the Director of International Drowning Prevention and Research Division of the centre. In 2010 he completed his PhD from the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, where child drowning prevention was his area of research for the PhD programme. At the moment, he is engaged in various child drowning prevention research activities. He has published more than 90 articles in peer reviewed journals. He co-authored WHO “World Report on Child Injury Prevention” (2008) and a drowning book “Drowning – Prevention, Rescue, Treatment” (2014) and acted as one of the editors of “Global Report on Drowning Prevention”(2014) and a contributor of “Preventing drowning: an implementation guide”(2017). He is the reviewer of a number of reputed peer reviewed journals. Dr. Rahman is an honorary advisor of the International Drowning Researchers’ Alliance (IDRA). In October 2017 in the World Conference of Drowning Prevention he was awarded for his “Distinguished Service to Drowning Prevention” by the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS). He has also been acting as Portfolio Director Drowning Prevention for the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth since 2018.