A Review of Activities

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The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2011 to 2013 is now available for downloading.

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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.
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A 7-minute podcast on the vision and mission of CCOUC.

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Professor Emily Chan was featured in "CU50-The People" series as part of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Golden Jubilee Celebration. 

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News and Events

CCOUC Meets Delegates from Urumqi of China’s Xinjiang Province at Oxford University

CCOUC Meets Delegates from Urumqi of China’s Xinjiang Province at Oxford University

Posted 08/01/2015

CCOUC Meets Delegates from Urumqi of China’s Xinjiang Province at Oxford University   CCOUC delegates met with representatives from Xinjiang Medical University and Cancer Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in a dinner hosted by Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) on 10 December 2014. This collaborative dinner ...

CCOUC Visits Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University

CCOUC Visits Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University

Posted 08/01/2015

CCOUC Visits Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University   CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan led a delegation of the Centre to attend meetings with renowned medical professionals within Oxford University on 11 December 2014,. This visit came following a five-year Memorandum of Understanding between CUHK and Oxford University renewed ...

Oxford Day 2014: In Celebration of the Oxford University-CUHK Collaboration over the Past Decade

Oxford Day 2014: In Celebration of the Oxford University-CUHK Collaboration over the Past Decade

Posted 08/01/2015

Oxford Day 2014: In Celebration of the Oxford University-CUHK Collaboration over the Past Decade   Over the weekend of the 12th of December, 2014, Professor Emily Chan, the Directors of the Collaborative Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) and the Centre for Global Health (CGH), led nine ...

The Lancet: Typhoon Haiyan and Beyond - A CCOUC Publication

The Lancet: Typhoon Haiyan and Beyond - A CCOUC Publication

Posted 03/12/2013

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...

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Health Needs Assessment trip to Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

Health Needs Assessment trip to Xishuangbanna, Yunnan

Posted 09/12/2014

Health Needs Assessment trip to Xishuangbanna, Yunnan   CCOUC team visited rural hilly Manbangtang Village (曼蚌汤村)in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture (西双版纳傣族自治州), southwestern Yunnan Province on 26-30 November 2014 to assess the health needs of the community, and prepare for further visits in the coming year. The Prefecture located in the ...

Health Needs Assessment and Service trip to Yushu Perfecture of Qinghai

Health Needs Assessment and Service trip to Yushu Perfecture of Qinghai

Posted 20/11/2014

Health Needs Assessment and Service trip to Yushu Perfecture of Qinghai   CCOUC team visited some remote schools and pastoral Tibetan communities in Nangqian County (囊谦县) at Yushu Perfecture (玉树州)of Qinghai Province from 9-15 November 2014 and met with Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yushu Perfecture is located in ...

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Dr. Rosamund Southgate is a British medical doctor trained in Public Health Medicine in the UK. Since completing her MSc in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford she has worked for the UK Government’s National Health Service (NHS) in...

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Publications

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. Vol.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 earthquakeEmergency Medicine Australasia. 2013 June. Vol.25(3):251-9. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12080

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers.  World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation, World Vision International. 2011. WHO: Geneva.

Using science for disaster risk reduction: Report of the ISDR scientific and technical advisory group 2013The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. 2013.