Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is currently working with The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC) and the Centre for Injury Prevention Research Bangladesh (CIPRB) to develop and implement drowning prevention strategies throughout rural and remote areas of Asia.
Part of that process has been the establishment of the International Drowning Research Centre - Bangladesh (IDRCB) – a facility specifically created to research the issue of drowning, and to develop and evaluate culturally sensitive and feasible drowning prevention strategies.
In 2011 Royal Life Saving, in conjunction with TASC and with the assistance of AusAID, hosted the International Life Saving World Conference on Drowning Prevention, and chose to do so in Danang, Vietnam – an area central to the child drowning epidemic. In doing so, Royal Life Saving brought international attention to the issue of child drowning in LMICs while engaging with over 400 of the world’s leading drowning prevention researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Royal Life Saving has partnered with SwimSafe in Thailand, Danang (Vietnam), and Bangladesh to provide swimming and water safety lessons to thousands of children.