Training material of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Area, PAHO/WHO Regional Office made in collaboration with experts from the Pan American Center for Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences “CEPIS/OPS” and the División de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Salud Ambiental en Emergencias y Desastres (DIEDE/AIDIS). Developed under the general coordination of Claudio Osorio, PAHO/WHO, with the collaboration of Ricardo Perez, PAHO/WHO, Alfredo Cordova Chuquival, CEPIS/PAHO, and Jesus Trelles Bautista, CEPIS/PAHO.

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This training material has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Humanitarian Assistance Division of the Canadian International Development Agency (IHA-CIDA), and the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (OFDA/USAID).

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