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World Conference on Drowning Prevention

10–13 May 2011, Danang, Vietnam 

On 10–13 May 2011, 435 of the world's leading aquatic industry, lifesaving and drowning research experts came to Danang, Vietnam to attend and participate in the International Life Saving Federation's World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. The conference had one specific aim: to focus world attention on the global burden of drowning, and especially on the epidemic of drowning deaths in developing countries.

The 435 delegates, who represented 52 countries, had an additional purpose – to build a global platform to reduce drowning. This platform – a significant legacy of the conference – will offer guidance to governments, NGOs and the lifesaving and aquatic industries sector, highlight areas for needed research and form the basis of collaboration, as various agencies, organisations and individuals move towards a world free from drowning.The World Conference on Drowning Prevention was held with the support of the Vietnamese Government’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The conference was presented by the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia in collaboration with The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC).

ISSUE 11 - Conference Newsletter - 29 July 2011
Conference Thank You, Conference Presentations, Conference Awards, Interviews, Media, Photo Gallery, Conference Legacy Poster, Conference Evaluation, Global Drowning Platform, Conference Partners, Save the Date - WCDP2013, Next Newsletter
Australian volunteers take the stage at World Conference on Drowning Prevention
Four Australians volunteering in South East Asia will help highlight the epidemic of drowning deaths in developing countries at an international conference being co-sponsored by Australia in Vietnam this week.
Study spells end to Asian child drowning epidemic
DANANG, WEDNESDAY: Key research released today at the International Life Saving Federation’s World Conference on Drowning Prevention could dramatically reduce the child drowning epidemic in Asia if necessary interventions are scaled up.
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    During the WCDP2011, leading experts were interviewed about the issue of child drowning in low and middle income countries. View these interviews by clicking on the details tab above.

      Images were captured throughout the WCDP2011, including key opening and closing sessions. View these images by clicking on the details tab above.

          The WCDP2011 generated significant media coverage of the drowning issue globally and within the Asian region. View audio, video and print media by clicking on the details tab above.

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