Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 This year’s theme is to prevent drowning -” Anyone may drown, let’s all work together “. According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, 236,000 people drown every year in the world, reports BD Pratidin.
 Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh and Deputy Executive Head of the International Drowning Research Center, Aminur Rahman said, “The government has identified drowning as one of the causes of ‘infant mortality'”.
 It is important to prevent children from drowning in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 3 – health and well-being. ‘ On April 26, the UN General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution to prevent drowning for the first time in its 65-year history. As a result, the United Nations declared July 25 as ‘World Drowning Prevention Day’.
More than 90 percent of all drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.