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Regional Emergency Response Team Training

During October 2009, PAHO/WHO convened two regional workshops in Barbados to train professionals that can be part of regional and national emergency response teams in the health sector, in the area of health logistics and communication and information management.

The Regional Emergency Response Team (RRT), composed of experts with varied backgrounds in public health and disasters was created more than two decades ago, in response to a request from PAHO/WHO member states. Among its objectives are cooperating with national authorities in carrying out rapid damage and needs assessments in the health sector, in order to coordinate the response of international agencies, and advising the health sector on immediate interventions.

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Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel: +1 (202) 974-3000  Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663