Each year almost 360 000 people die from drowning, over 90% of them in low- and middle-income countries. 

In response to this, the Global Drowning Fund was established to raise the issue of global drowning and build capacity to address the problem. The Global Drowning Fund focuses its efforts in the Asia region where more than half of the world's drowning occurs.  

The Global Drowning Fund is raising awareness and funds to urgently reduce this toll, while increasing local skills and capacity, providing research and building partnerships to further prevent this regional epidemic.

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia leads efforts to reduce drowning and increase swimming, water safety and lifesaving skills.

For more information, visit www.royallifesaving.com.au

Global Drowning Fund drowning prevention and water safety initiatives established include:

  • Creche Programs
  • Swim Safe Program
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • World Conference on Drowning Prevention

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