CMIRC Rotarian John Schorr made a presentation at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on October 17.  The poster presentation is entitled “Using an International Service Organization to Develop a City-Wide Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand.” The presentation is coauthored with Prof. Wanida Lertvorapreecha-Chong (Mae Jo university) and Khun Natthasak Thawudom (Kru Payu Swim).  The World Conference on Drowning Prevention is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization and it will bring almost 1,000 people together from over 50 nations to discuss this major public health problem.  Using our Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program for municipal school 4th graders as an example, we hope to demonstrate how community-based service organizations like CMIRC can help reduce the number of drowning deaths.

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