As many as 3,600 injuries are reported every day in Vietnam, killing about 90 people, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son at a national scientific conference on injury prevention in Hanoi on November 12.
VOV.VN - The sixth national children’s forum opened in Hanoi on August 15 with 169 children gathering together to represent the 26 million children nationwide to make their voices heard.
The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined.
A ceremony was held in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh on June 3 to launch the campaign on preventing disasters related to water for children and students during the flood season.
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on June 1 held a ceremony to launch a movement encouraging locals to practice swimming against drowning.
A campaign to encourage the community to practice swimming for drowning prevention will be launched on May 19 at the culture, information and sports centre of Hanoi’s Long Bien district, according to the organising board.
A propgramme to teach safe swimming for children aiming to prevent drowning will be held in 63 localities nationwide from May to August 2018, the organising board announced at a press conference in Hanoi on May 8.
The UN Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention made debut at an event co-chaired by the permanent missions of Vietnam and Fiji at the UN headquarters in New York on March 22.
Given increasing incidences of drowning, the Hanoi Red Cross Society has opened a free swimming class for children in suburban districts to equip them with skills to prevent drowning.
As schoolchildren across Vietnam enter the months-long summer break, increasing drownings have been reported among minors in rivers, lakes and even swimming pools.
VOV.VN - Authorities have found the body of an Australian man who was seen drowning in the Ha Long Bay.
Teaching children to swim is one of the most effective ways to reduce drowning accidents in Vietnam, but this work has yet to produce results as expected.
The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has opened free swimming skills training for teachers and children in the locality from June 13-25.
All public schools in Ho Chi Minh City will be required to teach swimming beginning in the 2016-17 school year under a new directive from the city’s Department of Education and Training.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on May 12 opened a free swimming class for 106 children with disabilities in an effort to reduce child drowning accidents.
Authorities in Thailand have urged the public to stay indoors and drink more water to cope with the hot weather as the country faces its longest heatwave in the past 65 years.
A concert in Australia’s Perth on November 17 raised money to fund efforts to stop children from drowning in Vietnam.
Authorities of Mekong Delta Dong Thap province are taking all necessary measures to minimise the drowning mortality rate among children and help children protect themselves from drowning, especially during the current flood season.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) on June 16 launched a campaign to prevent children’s drowning, targeting a reduction of 15% in the number of fatalities in 2015 compared to 2010.
(VOV) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised US$435,000 at a Zero Awards ceremony in HCM City on December 5 to support Vietnamese children.