About 95 percent of child drowning deaths occur in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s children live. One project is trying to make a difference by giving kids the training they need to stay safe in the water. Drowning is emerging as a major public health concern across Asia as childhood deaths from communicable diseases decline sharply in response to high-profile educational campaigns and public health interventions. Child safety experts say swim-safety still receives little funding and attention from local governments and the international donor community.
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To donate to the SwimSafe program in Vietnam, Thailand or Bangladesh, visit The Global Drowning Fund