MDG 4: Reduce child mortality

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Volunteers can volunteer too: Learning to swim in Samoa by Willy Morrell
Students and volunteer coaches at 'Tanifa le Vai' swim club in Samoa. (Willy Morrell/UNV)
Samoa-based international UNV volunteer Willy Morrell has been taking a little time out of his regular UNV activities to help coach learn-to-swim classes at Samoa's new aquatic centre.

WHO research indicates that many drowning deaths in the region could be prevented by promoting water-safety and resuscitation skills. "So for me," Willy concludes, "this is about as simple as it gets in terms of implementing Millennium Development Goal 4 and reducing child mortality."

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