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“Regional workshop on drowning prevention in the SEA Region” 15-17 October 2014 at Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlur Rahman, Executive Director, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) participated in the “Regional workshop on drowning prevention in the SEA Region” during 15-17 October 2014 at Chiang Mai, Thailand organized by WHO.

As Temporary Adviser to the Regional Director, Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlur Rahman presented paper on “Comprehensive Rural Community Interventions to Prevent Drowning in Children.” Through this workshop, current scenario of global and regional drowning prevention in the SEA Region was discussed, experiences of the countries were shared and a model drowning prevention programme was demonstrated. Country action plan in accordance with the priorities of the Member States was reviewed and developed.

This workshop helped to build the capacity of CIPRB as one of the lifesaving organization using the experiences and skills of the Member States and opportunities for further research in the same area was identified.

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