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close this bookOral Rehydration Therapy and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases (Peace Corps, 1985, 566 p.)
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It is only with the help and support of many people that we have been able to obtain the most current information on Diarrheal Disease Control programs, in particular Oral Rehydration Therapy. The authors gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who provided invaluable information, suggestions and critical comments:

Claudette Kaba

Health Specialist, Office of Training and Program Support (OTAPS), Peace Corps Washington

Colleen Conroy

OCCD Project Director, OTAPS, Peace Corps Washington

Robert Clay

Health Advisor, AID Office of Health

Carl Kendall

Health Advisor, AID Office of Health

Robert Hogan

Program Management Officer, WHO Diarrheal Disease Control Program

Eugenia Eng

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health at Chapel Hill

Kathy Parker

Health Education Specialist, International Health Program Office (IHPO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Melinda Moore

Medical Epidemiologist, IHPO, CDC

CHP International Staff

Special thanks are extended to the individuals at the following agencies that provided information, references, materials and visual aids:

Agency for International Development (AID), Offices of Health
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Program for International Training in Health (INTRAH)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Program for the Introduction of Contraceptive Technology (PIACT)
Technologies for Primary Health Care (PRITECH)
United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF)
Water and Sanitation for Health Project (WASH)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we extend our sincere thanks to the Peace Corps Washington and APCD Staff, the trainers, and Volunteers in the Philippines, Nepal, Gabon, and Senegal who planned and participated in the field testing of the ORT Training Manual and who provided relevant feedback that we incorporated in the final writing of this manual:

Paulette Chapponiere

Consultant Trainer, Peace Corps,

Hal Collantes

ORT and Health Project Director, Peace Corps, Philippine

Pape Gage

Consultant Trainer, Peace Corps

Tom Leonhardt

Consultant Trainer, Peace Corps,

Suzanne Plopper

Consultant Trainer, Peace Corps

Sanu Kessari

Senior Administrator, Nursing Division, Ministry of Health, Nepal

Harl Pradan

Lecturer in Health Education, Institute of Medicine, Nepal

Padma Raj Rajmandari

Chlef, Training Section, Integrated Community Health Services Development Project, Ministry of Health, Nepal

Chiz Shrestha

Trainer/Consultant, Peace Corps, Nepal

Chiranjvl Thapa

Chief, Health Education Section Deportment Ministry of Health, Nepal

Phyllis Jones

ORT Program Technician, OTAPS, Washington

We hope that the efforts of everyone who participated in the development and testing of this manual and to those who will use it in the future, will lead toward the goal, as stated by Mr. M. Peter McPherson at the International Conference on Oral Rehydration Therapy, "of applying a simple and effective technology to one of the scourges of mankind which is holding tenaciously to societies in the developing countries of the world".