Turning the tides on child drowning
Rebecca Wear Robinson
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A Plan to End Childhood Drowning

by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 14, 2011


One child drowns every minute.

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 globally.

Drowning is entirely preventable – so why aren’t we preventing it?

I’ve been working on the issue for four years now and have developed a comprehensive and pragmatic analysis of the situation and a plan to end childhood drowning permanently.

We need a global strategy and local solutions. In my paper, I lay out a global strategy for ending childhood drowning in three parts: targeting young children; raising awareness; and effectively harnessing economic arguments to gain funding and government commitment. I also address the elements of successful local solutions that can be adopted in every community.

Click here to read the full text.

If you prefer, I am happy to send you the text in a Word document – just e-mail me at rebecca@rebeccawearrobinson.com. I welcome your feedback and if you find the information useful or thought-provoking, please pass it on.

My goal, in my lifetime: No More Children Drown.

I look forward to working with you.

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