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Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer

Drowning is a serious and neglected public health threat claiming the lives of 372 000 people a year worldwide. More than 90% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. This death toll is almost two thirds that of malnutrition and well over half that of malaria – but unlike these public health challenges, there are no broad prevention efforts that target drowning.
Author: World Health Organization (WHO)
Language: English
Pubished By: World Health Organization (WHO)
Pubished date: 2014

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