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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

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 ...

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre of Excellence at CCOUC (IRDR ICoE-CCOUC)

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre of Excellence at CCOUC (IRDR ICoE-CCOUC)

Posted 14/03/2017

Recognised by the international Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme jointly sponsored by International Council for Science (ICSU), International Social Science Council (ISSC) and ...

Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016

Posted 14/03/2017

Three CCOUC members participated in the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 (AMCDRR), jointly convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and ...

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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Evaluation trip to Heihe Village in Yunnan Province

Evaluation trip to Heihe Village in Yunnan Province

Posted 14/03/2017

A CCOUC team of 24 members returned to Heihe Village in Yunnan Province from 3 to 7 January 2017 for a health intervention and evaluation trip a year after the last visit in January 2016. This trip ...

Health Needs Assessment Trip to Dacao Village and Xinhong Village in Jilin Province

Health Needs Assessment Trip to Dacao Village and Xinhong Village in Jilin Province

Posted 09/12/2016

A CCOUC team of 14 members visited Dacao Village and Xinhong Village in Yitong Manchu Autonomous County, Jilin Province from 17 to 21 November 2016 to conduct health needs assessment for the local ...

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Publications

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