Saturday, 23 March 2013

POVERTY: SE Asia: children drown

An invisible epidemic?

Children using a pipe as a bridge in Bangladesh
  • Tasc estimates that in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam drowning is responsible for around one in four deaths of children under nine
  • There is a link to poverty - in poor countries, child-care often falls to siblings or grandparents
  • 80% of children drownings of children under the age of four occur within 20 metres of the home
  • In some countries, drowned children are never admitted to hospital and are therefore not counted

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