Drowning is a serious and neglected public health threat Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death , accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. ( World Health Organization, 2016 ). Every hour, every day, more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning. 372,000 people drown each year , with those under 5 years old at greatest risk. Globally, over half of all drowning deaths are under 25 years old.
The global burden and death from drowning is found in all economies and regions Key facts:
low- and middle-income countries account for over 90% of unintentional drowning deaths;
over half of the world's drowning ...