Preventing drowning: an implementation guide

This guide provides practical steps to reduce drowning – one of the world’s most preventable, neglected and pressing public health issues. Through 10 evidence-based interventions and strategies it is designed to help drowning-prevention practitioners – from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and researchers to government officials and policy-makers – approach drowning prevention in a strategic, evidencebased and multisectoral way. It also highlights ways to harness public awareness and engagement to strengthen drowning prevention interventions.