Co-designing Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions

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This publication consists of 40 diverse case studies regarding multi-stakeholder and participatory approaches in DRR, with particular focus on the science, technology and academia contributions.

Health and disaster preparedness in rural China: Advanced training manual

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This publication provides trainers for volunteers and organisers of rural projects with advanced practical guidelines for implementation of health and disaster preparedness programmes.

Training Manual on Health and Disaster Preparedness in Rural China

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This publication provides volunteers and organisers of rural projects with practical guidelines for implementation of health and disaster preparedness programmes.

A Review of Activities

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The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2013 to 2015 is now available for downloading.

Introduction to CCOUC

News and Events

17th Scientific Committee Meeting of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

17th Scientific Committee Meeting of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

Posted 20/06/2017

On 23 May 2017, three CCOUC members participated in the 17th IRDR Scientific Committee meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme ...

Academic Exchanges in Mexico

Academic Exchanges in Mexico

Posted 20/06/2017

CCOUC team including Prof Emily Chan and Dr Tony Yung visited the top two universities in Mexico on 22 May 2017 to promote academic exchange and collaborations. They first visited the Universidad ...

2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico

2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico

Posted 20/06/2017

Five CCOUC members participated in the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), jointly convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Government ...

The Lancet: Industrial accidents in China: risk reduction and response – A CCOUC Publication

The Lancet: Industrial accidents in China: risk reduction and response – A CCOUC Publication

Posted 29/03/2016
Accidental industrial disasters are often associated with illegal and unethical industrial and commercial practices. A warehouse explosion on Aug 12, 2015, in Tianjin, a major port city in China, caused 158 deaths and 698 hospital...

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Project Updates

Intervention trip to Xingguang Village in Chongqing Municipality

Intervention trip to Xingguang Village in Chongqing Municipality

Posted 24/04/2017

A CCOUC team of 16 members revisited the Xingguang Village in Chongqing Municipality from 15 to 19 March 2017 to address two public health concerns identified during the health needs assessments in ...

Intervention trip to Bapa Village in Guizhou Province

Intervention trip to Bapa Village in Guizhou Province

Posted 24/04/2017

A CCOUC team comprising of 13 members visited Bapa Village of Qiandong Miao & Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou from 23 to 27 February 2017 to conduct health interventions following a health ...

Croucher Summer Course 2017

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Publications

Health and risks: integrating health into disaster risk reduction, risk communication, and building resilient communities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 2017;8(2):107-108.

Weather information acquisition and health significance during extreme cold weather in a subtropical city: a cross-sectional survey in Hong Kong. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 2017. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0127-8

What are the health research needs for the Sendai Framework? The Lancet. Published Online 2017 June 19. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31670-7.

The strategic framework of tuberculosis control and prevention in the elderly: a scoping review towards End TB targets. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2017; 6:70. doi:10.1186/s40249-017-0284-4

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM) in remote ethnic minority areas of rural China: the case of a flood-prone village in Sichuan. Int J Disaster Risk Sci. 2017. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0121-1

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM): developing the research field within the Sendai Framework paradigm. Int J Disaster Risk Sci. 2017. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0122-0

Resilience analysis of countries under disasters based on multisource data. Risk Analysis. 2017 Apr 6; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/risa.12807

Public health humanitarian responses to natural disasters. London: Routledge; 2017.

A study of the short-term associations between hospital admissions and mortality from heart failure and meteorological variables in Hong Kong: weather and heart failure in Hong Kong. Int J Cardiol. 2017;228:537–42.

The solidarity and health neutrality of physicians in war & peace. PLoS Curr Disasters. 2017.

The development of the Hong Kong Heat Index for enhancing the heat stress information service of the Hong Kong Observatory. Int J Biometeorol. 2016 Jul;60(7):1029-39. doi: 10.1007/s00484-015-1094-7015-1094-7. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

Contact infection of infectious disease onboard a cruise ship. Scientific Report [Internet]. 2016 December 8; 6: 38790. doi: 10.1038/srep38790

Accredited qualifications for capacity development in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 2016 Sep;20(1):15-34.

Role of government and NGOs. In: Wolfson N, Lerner A, Roshal L, editors. Orthopedics in disasters: orthopedic injuries in natural disasters and mass casualty events. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2016: 47-59.

Hand, foot and mouth disease in Hong Kong: A time-series analysis on its relationship with weather. PLOS ONE. 2016 August 17. doi:10.1371/
journal.pone. 0161006

Health and disaster preparedness in rural China: Advanced training manual. Hong Kong: CCOUC and WZQCF; 2016. Traditional Chinese.

The short-term association between asthma hospitalisations, ambient temperature, other meteorological factors and air pollutants in Hong Kong: a time-series study. Thorax. 2016 Jun 24. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-208054

Socio-demographic predictors for urban community disaster health risk perception and household based preparedness in a Chinese urban city. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2016 Jun 27. Edition 1.doi:10.1371/ currents.dis.287fb7fee6f9f 4521af441a236c2d519

Training Manual on Health and Disaster Preparedness in Rural China. Hong Kong: CCOUC and WZQCF; 2016.

Hong Kong’s emergency and disaster response system (policy brief).
Hong Kong: CCOUC; 2015. 6 p.

Industrial accidents in China: risk reduction and response. Lancet [Internet]. 2015 Oct 10;386(10002):1421-1422. doi:10.1016/ S0140-6736(15)00424-9

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Hong Kong population towards human A/H7N9 influenza pandemic preparedness, China, 2014. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:943. doi:10.1186/ s12889-015-2245-9

Willingness of future A/H7N9 influenza vaccine uptake: A cross-sectional study of Hong Kong community. Vaccine [Internet]. 2015 Jul 27.

Public health and liberal studies: analysis of cross-module issues. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company; 2015.

Training Manual on Health and Disaster Preparedness in Rural China. Hong Kong: CCOUC and WZQCF; 2015. Chinese.

Travel health risk perceptions and preparations among travelers at Hong Kong International Airport. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2014. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12112