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Croucher Summer Course 2017

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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

Former CCOUC member won scholarship for the upcoming Inaugural Planetary Health/Geohealth Annual Meeting in Boston

Posted 24/04/2017

Ms Janice Ho, former CCOUC member and current CUHK PhD student, was awarded a travel scholarship for the upcoming Inaugural Planetary Health/Geohealth Annual Meeting, hosted by The Planetary Health ...

A visit to the National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET)

A visit to the National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET)

Posted 24/04/2017

The CCOUC team visited the National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) on 16 April 2017. Established by engineers, NSET uses a technical approach to promote disaster risk reduction ...

CCOUC Lunch-Time Lecture Series 2016: Information Dissemination under Emergencies and its Extension in Public Health

CCOUC Lunch-Time Lecture Series 2016: Information Dissemination under Emergencies and its Extension in Public Health

Posted 14/03/2017

Dr Nan Zhang from Tsinghua University shared his research on information dissemination model in a lunchtime lecture hosted by CCOUC on 5 December 2016. Some 20 participants learnt about Dr Zhang’s ...

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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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 ...

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Publications

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