SwimSafe

SwimSafe

1. Introduction: Drowning is one of the major causes of death among children in both HIC and LMIC’s. According to WHO over 370,000 people die each year due to drowning worldwide. Drowning is counted the largest single killer of children in Bangladesh and East Asian countries. The Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey (BHIS-2005) revealed that drowning is the leading cause of ... MORE

First Aid training under SwimSafe program

In Bangladesh child death toll due to drowning is over 18,000 a year (BHIS 2005). To prevent child drowning CIPRB designed survival swimming teaching program “SwimSafe” in 2005 with the support of RLSSA, TASC and Bangladesh Swimming Federation. Since 2006 for SwimSafe program UNICEF, Save the children, Plan International, RLSSA has been providing financial support. In the beginning of SwimSafe ... MORE