RLSS releases Fatal Drowning in Commonwealth Countries Fact Sheet
Today sees the launch of the first Fatal Drowning in Commonwealth Countries Fact Sheet which provides an evidence-based estimate of fatal drowning in the Commonwealth. The report has been led by Dr Aminur Rahman, the Drowning Prevention Director for the Royal Life Saving Society who is based at our member branch in Bangladesh (Centre of Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh)
Using available Commonwealth drowning data, the RLSS has aligned its priorities against the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2014 WHO Global Report on Drowning recommendations to ensure greater impact for community drowning prevention.
We are calling on all Commonwealth Governments and supported agencies to use the data in the Fatal Drowning in Commonwealth Countries Fact Sheet in collaboration with key agencies and lifesaving organisation to reduce drowning in the Commonwealth and worldwide.