Disaster Response Team includes communication specialists

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PAHO/WHO has completed the first stage of training and development of tools for information management and communication for disaster response. During this two-year process, a group of communication specialists was identified who have the skills and qualifications to support the Disaster Response Team in emergencies and disasters. A manual on communication and information management in Spanish and English was prepared (see page 10) and a short field guide was endorsed at workshops in Guatemala and Barbados.

Representatives from several key partner organizations attended the workshops. For more information on this initiative, contact Ricardo Perez, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

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202.974.3399 - Fax 202.775.4578 - disaster@paho.org - www.paho.org/disasters