The very first World Drowning Prevention Day is taking place on Sunday July 25th. This follows on from the United Nations General Assembly affirming drowning as a preventable global public health issue. The full resolution can be read online here.
The NWSF supports World Drowning Prevention Day and urges all members to do the same by spreading the word about this worldwide issue by talking about it with both your own organisation and publicly via your networks and social media channels.
In preparation, we have launched a NWSF World Drowning Prevention Day webpage where you can find social media assets and suggested messages for your use.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has also released guidance for organisations around the world which can be accessed online here.
We strongly recommend using the following hashtags in any social media posts:
and please tag us on twitter: @NWSFweb
Thank you in advance for your support on this very special day for all members of the NWSF and everyone in the wider drowning prevention community.
National Water Safety Forum