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Received: 8 December 2016
Accepted: 18 March 2018
First Online: 2 April 2018
: OO, AU, KK, SA, NN, LM, SW, FN, and AB were members of the WHO/AFRO Outbreak and Disaster Management (ODM) Programme at various times over several years, and participated in the development of the core competencies. The ODM programme was primarily responsible for development of the public health DRM core competencies. SA, LM, and AB served as ODM programme managers at various times, and AU, KK and FN were Regional Advisers. NN and OO served as sub-regional focal points for Eastern/Southern Africa and West Africa, respectively, and SW was the country focal point for Uganda. KV, CGO, AA, and MAM are academicians from the Universities of Pretoria, Makerere, Addis Ababa, and Kinshasa, respectively; they were members of the African public health DRM curriculum development team.
: This study was conducted as part of implementation of the African Regional Strategy for Health DRM. No human subjects were involved in the study, hence ethical approval was not sought. WHO/AFRO approved the publication of the study (WHO e-Pub no: ePub-IP-00067036-EC).
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