Drowning Prevention Program:
Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, accounting for about 360,000 deaths per year. About 17% of these deaths – or 60,000 – 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 support drowning prevention interventions in high-risk areas. In addition, Bloomberg Philanthropies supported the World Health Organization’s 2014 Global Report on Drowning and the accompanying guide in 2017, Preventing Drowning: An Implementation Guide.