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close this bookTraining Manual in Combatting Childhood Communicable Diseases: Volume I (Peace Corps, 1985, 579 p.)
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There have been many valuable sources of help and support during the development of this Combatting Childhood Communicable Diseases Manual. The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals who provided information, suggestions, and critical comments:

Colleen Conroy

- CCCD Project Director, Peace Corps Office of Training and Programming Support (OTAPS)

Joe Davis. M.D

- CCCD Project Director, Agency for International Development

Bruce Geisart

- CCCD Project Assistant, OTAPS

Eugenia Eng, Dr. PH

- Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Staff of CHP International

A particular note of thanks and appreciation is extended to Kathleen Parker, Health Education Specialist, and other dedicated staff of the International Health Program Office and the Malaria Branch of the Centers For Disease Control. Through their thorough review and critique of the sessions, we have been able to ensure that the most current and accurate technical information is contained in this manual.

We are grateful to the individuals at the following agencies and organizations that provided information, references, materials and visual aids:

Agency for International Development (AID), Office of Health
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Program for International Training in Health (INTRAH)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Technologies for Primary Health Care (PRITECH)
United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Water and Sanitation for Health Projects (WASH)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Most importantly, we extend our sincere thanks to the Peace Corps Washington and Field Staff, Trainers, and Volunteers who planned and participated in the pilot testing of the draft versions of the Combatting Childhood Communicable Diseases Manual, and the Manual in Oral Rehydration Therapy and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases.

We hope that Peace Corps Volunteers will receive training of the very highest quality as a result of the efforts of everyone who participated in the development of this Manual.