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Drowning in numbers

23 May 2012
Children climbing trees Children climbing trees, scaling branches by water bodies, such as ponds, rivers, often fall into the water, and face drowning, and near-drowning, situations.
New research finds that drowning is a leading cause of death for children after infancy (1-17 years) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Beijing and Jiangxi Province), Thailand and Viet Nam.
Surveys counted child deaths directly at households within communities, instead of depending on figures available from health centres and hospitals. In these countries, about one out of four children who die after infancy die due to drowning.
The research also breaks ground in identifying successful prevention programmes. Whilst the total number of drowning deaths is more than the number who die from measles, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and tuberculosis combined, the report discusses prevention methods that are more than 80 percent effective, and cost efficient.

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