The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2011 to 2013 is now available for downloading.
The mission of CCOUC is to serve as a platform for research, education and community knowledge transfer in the areas of disaster and medical humanitarian crisis policy development, planning and response.
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Professor Emily Chan gave a 14-minute presentation at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai of Japan (14-18 March 2015).
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NDM International Podcasts
A 7-minute podcast on the vision and mission of CCOUC.
CU50-The People Series
Professor Emily Chan was featured in "CU50-The People" series as part of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Developing Disaster Preparedness and Resilience
in rural China
Participating in four-day international conferences and events in Beijing on “Planetary Health” and health research in China Four members of CCOUC were invited to a series of international conference ...
Third Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Disaster Medicine CCOUC team attended the 3rd Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Disaster Medicine held in Shanghai from 24 to 25 October 20 ...
CCOUC Condemns Airstrikes on MSF Hospital in Afghanistan In light of the devastating airstrikes on a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, CCOUC would like to expr ...
The recent Super Typhoon Haiyan, the third category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines since 2010, tore through Tacloban in the province of Leyte and affected about 13 million people; only 4 weeks after Super Typhoon Usagi affected more than 2•7 million people in southern China. With increasing numbers of disasters related to climate change (from 99 in 1980 to 269 in 2011),1 Asia is likely to be hit by more typhoons with stronger intensity in the coming decades...
The Sphere Standard : “Participation, Practice and Action"–International Standards of Humanitarian Response” forum in Beijing CCOUC participated in its capacity as Sphere Country Focal Point for Chin ...
A CCOUC team of 23 members returned to Hongyan Village in Sichuan Province from 27 to 31 March 2015 to conduct an impact evaluation 12 months after a villagewide health education intervention camp ...
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 for 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
Typhoon Haiyan and beyond. The Lancet. Early online publication, 2013 November 23. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62415-0
Hospital admissions as a function of temperature , other weather phenomena and pollution levels in an urban setting in China. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2013 August 1;91(8): 576-584. doi:10.2471/BLT.12.113035
Association between mortality and meteorological and pollutant variables during the cool season in two Asian cities with sub-tropical climates: Hong Kong and Taipei. Environmental Health. 2013 July;12(59). doi:10.1186/1476-069x-12-59
Disease pattern and chronic illness in rural China: The Hong Kong Red Cross basic health clinic after 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2013 June;25(3):251-9. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12080
Psychological first aid: guide for field workers. Geneva: WHO; 2011. Chinese.
Using science for disaster risk reduction: report of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group - 2013. Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); 2013.