Int’l organisations help child drowning prevention in Dong Thap

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is looking to implement a number of child-drowning prevention programs this year thanks to 200,000 USD in aid from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI).

Dong Thap is home to over 350,000 children, who account for 18.8 percent of its population. Nearly half of children aged between 6-15 cannot swim. Dong Thap will carry out interference activities to prevent child drowning in 15 communes of Lap Vo, Lai Vung, Chau Thanh, and Tam Nong districts.

Activities targeting children aged 15 and under will help to raise local awareness of risks and measures to ensure safety for children and prevent child drowning, and to teach children aged 6-15 how to swim.

This year, Dong Thap is among the eight provinces � together with Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ninh Binh, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, Dak Lak, and Soc Trang � receiving aid from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, WHO, and GHAI.

Source: VOV5