A Review of Activities

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

Our Mission

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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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Videos & Podcasts

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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Oxford University - 
NDM International Podcasts

Video Poster - CCOUC Podcast

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

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CU50-The People Series

Video Poster - CU50 Emily Chan

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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Developing Disaster Preparedness and Resilience
in rural China


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News and Events

Talks at FXB Center of Harvard University

Talks at FXB Center of Harvard University

Posted 28/12/2015

CCOUC Director Prof. Emily Chan, as a visiting scholar of the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, was invited to share her experiences and insights on leading CCOUC to build programmes on ...

Renewing the collaborations between CCOUC and Harvard University research units

Posted 28/12/2015

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CCOUC and Harvard University’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) was renewed for another three years in ear ...

CGH & CCOUC Lunchtime Lecture: A Complex Context – Myanmar, Disasters and the Health System

Posted 20/01/2016

Dr Andrew Darby Smith from Oxford shared his research on disaster risk and the health system response capacity of Myanmar in a lunchtime lecture jointly hosted by CUHK Centre for Global Health and CCO ...

The Lancet: Industrial accidents in China: risk reduction and response – A CCOUC Publication

Posted 04/01/2016
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 ...

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Project Updates

The Sphere Standard: “‘Participation, Practice and Action’ – International Standards of Humanitarian Response” forum in Beijing

Posted 23/09/2015

CCOUC participated in its capacity as Sphere Country Focal Point for China in a forum “‘Participation, Practice and Action’ – International Standards of Humanitarian Response” held in Beijing on 18 Ap ...

Evaluation trip to Hongyan Village in  Sichuan Province

Evaluation trip to Hongyan Village in  Sichuan Province

Posted 23/09/2015

  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 ...

CCOUC in the Field

CCOUC Ethnic Minority Health Project

Training of the Trainers Programme





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 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