The COTS Program is supported by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance a division of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), from the American people.

All texts are evidence-based and reviewed by the following reviewers: Dr. Niklaus Gyr, Professor of Medicine em., University Hospital Basel; Niklaus Weiss, Professor, Deputy Director of the Swiss Tropical Institute; Dr. Aftab Uddin, Senior Manager, Education Unit and Technical Training Unit at the ICDDR,B; Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MSc, Course Coordinator at the Swiss Tropical Institute.

Special thanks go to Mike Yanke, Loretta Saldanha, Md. Abdur Razzak Ali Sorker, Jean Sack, Dr. Alam, Steve Calderwood, Andy Camilli, Firdausi Qadri, and Dr. Aftab Uddin, for their great ideas and support.  Special thanks also go to Lori Bourassa, PhD candidate at Tufts University, for her careful review of the fluidity of the document. Voice-overs for the videos were graciously provided by Nathalie Mitchell and Marc Kimball. Willemijn Janssen gave incredible support in the design and layout of the program. Also, a special thank you to all the staff at the ICDDR,B and at STI who supported us in many different important ways.

The COTS team















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