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.
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...
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
Public Health Programme Implementation Manual and Training Protocol: Training Manual for Health and Disaster Preparedness in Rural China Under the support of WZQCF and the generous sponsorship ...
The 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine in South Africa Three CCOUC members attended the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) in Cape Town of South ...
CCOUC contacted Nepalese students to offer support in response to the devastating earthquake The 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, with its epicenter in Lamjung district, ...
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...
Health Needs Assessment trip to Chongqing Under the project initiative of the Public Health Train-the-Trainer Project in China’s Rural Communities (PHTT Project) in collaboration with Wu Zhi Qiao ...
Health Intervention trip to south-east Guizhou During late January 2015, CCOUC team re-visited Nanjiang （南江） Village for conducting a health intervention trip. Located in south-east Guizhou, the ...
Training Manual for Health and Disaster Preparedness in Rural China. Hong Kong: CCOUC and WZQCF; 2015. Traditional 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. 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 earthquake. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2013 June. Vol.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.