SwimSafe. Preventing child drowning
Kosba, Bangladesh. 2014. Unicef UK.


Drowning is one of the major causes of death in children in both High-Income Countries (HICs) and Low/ Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). In Asia, drowning kills over 350,000 children each year. To protect children from drowning, it is essential that they learn swimming skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a trained instructor through a structured lesson. Considering this, UNICEF along with Center for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) designed a structured swimming teaching program called “Swim Safe” for children (age 4-10 years) in Bangladesh. Through the Swim Safe program, children can learn swimming without any risk and can save themselves from water-related hazards. Community Swimming lessons by Instructor, Sufiya Akter (21).



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