INJURY PREVENTION SESSIONS Drowning prevention in low- and middle-income countries: methodology, policy and implementation science
The first webinar in the 'Injury Prevention Sessions', co-hosted by UNSW School of Population Health, Sydney and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention and Trauma Care at The George Institute for Global Health focused on drowning prevention in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The recording is available here:
Drowning provides a complex challenge to public health, being a major contributor to child mortality globally. These challenges are exacerbated in LMIC contexts due to poor data availability, poor infrastructure, and low resources. To ensure effective drowning prevention, implementation science, policy research, multi-sectoral action and community engagement must all come together.
Through examples of her own research, presenter Medhavi Gupta (final-year PhD Candidate at The George Institute) highlights these challenges, the strides we have made in drowning prevention, and the steps the global drowning prevention community needs to take to end drowning in children.This webinar took place shortly after the inaugural World Drowning Prevention Day (25th July).
The 'Injury Prevention Sessions' are action-focused conversations about how we learn from local solutions to address the global problem of injury. From practitioners to researchers to students, this informal forum brings together like-minded individuals to explore innovative injury prevention research methodologies and opportunities to work together to save lives globally. This webinar series is co-hosted by UNSW School of Population Health and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention and Trauma Care at The George Institute for Global Health. We look forward to you joining us for these sessions as well as on social media with @georgeinstitute @UNSW and #PreventingInjury.