Liberia WHO Country Office


Training of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) in Liberia

Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) across Liberia have been trained on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), infection prevention and control (IPC) and environmental and occupational health and safety. This video shows the training in a nutshell.

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