BriefingBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7105.3 (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:S3-7105
Adequate sanitation prevents more deaths than any doctor can ever hope to do, so basic hygiene promotion for disaster relief is an important part of training for professional aid workers. Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR) and International Health Exchange are jointly sponsoring a three day practical course on the subject based at the Anglia Water Training Centre near Stamford. The training doesn't just improve sanitation skills: participants are invited to bring their own tents and camp in the grounds. Those interested should contact Caroline Mitchell, RedR, 1-7 George Street, London, SW1P 3AA, (tel 0171 233 2116).