TNPSC Thervupettagam

Global Alliance for Drowning Prevention

June 5 , 2023 410 days 397 0
  • The Member states of the World Health Assembly (WHA) agreed to establish an alliance to prevent drowning worldwide.
  • This is the first alliance to address global public health concerns on the issue until 2029.
  • A resolution sponsored by the Governments of Bangladesh and Ireland invited the World Health Organization (WHO) to coordinate action on drowning prevention.
  • Over 90 per cent of deaths by drowning occur in low- and middle-income countries.

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