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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..