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1000 CHILDREN DIE OF DROWNING EVERYDAY across ASIA.
Malaysians to attend world conference to tackle this problem

The Life Saving Society Malaysia today announced seven delegates will be attending the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in May in Danang, Vietnam, to address the exceedingly high number of child drowning deaths across Asia – including Malaysia.

The World Conference on Drowning Prevention is held every four years by the International Life Saving Federation and hosted by member organisations. This year’s conference, hosted by the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC), will bring together over 400 experts from around the globe to present and discuss the latest research and thinking on child drowning interventions, emergency response, lifeguarding, swimming instruction, disaster and climate change.

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Release of WHO World Report on Child Injury

The global launch of the World report on child injury prevention took place on 10 December 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Drowning in children features prominently in this important report.

Full WHO Child Injury Report Content, including press release, softcopy,
fact sheets etc can be found at the following page:
http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/child/injury/world_report/en/

And for those want to go direct to the key components, the links below are supplied;

Press release:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2008/pr46/en/index.html

Soft copy download:
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2008/9789241563574_eng.pdf

Hardcopy order:
http://www.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?sesslan=1&codlan=1&codcol=15&codcch=729

 

INTERNATIONAL LIFESAVING FEDERATION CLARIFICATION STATEMENT ON CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION FOR DROWNING, APRIL 2008.

ILS CPR Clarification Statement April 2008.doc

 

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