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WHO Bi-Regional Status Report on Drowning Prevention

Thanks you for assisting Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific in developing the first Bi-Regional Status Report on Drowning Prevention.

We appreciate your valuable contribution.

This report follows the 2014 launch of the WHO’s Global Report on Drowning, which highlighted the magnitude of drowning in the region with more than 81,000 people drowning in the Western Pacific each year, which equates to one death every six minutes. 

The Bi-Regional Status Report will compile evidence on the burden of drowning and determine the current status of national policies and how they align with WHO’s recommmendations.

WSNZ has been appointed the National Data Coordinator for New Zealand by WHO, and is tasked with coordinating this project with appropriate organisations, including yourselves. 

Please download and print the questionnaire here: Respondent Questionnaire  

Please download the help guide here: Instruction guide 

Please submit your answers to by Monday 29 April.

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