Drowning Prevention Program:
Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death worldwide, accounting for about 370,000 deaths per year. About 20% of these deaths – or 64,000 – occur in children 1 to 4-years-old. To address this leading killer, Bloomberg Philanthropies is investing in a pilot program in Bangladesh to identify potential solutions to reduce drowning and is working in the Philippines to implement drowning prevention interventions in the Philippines. In addition, Bloomberg Philanthropies supported the World Health Organization’s 2014 Global Report on Drowning and anticipates the publication on Implementation of Drowning Prevention Strategies in 2017.