A Review of Activities

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The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2015 to 2017 is now available for downloading.

Co-designing Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions

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This publication consists of 40 diverse case studies regarding multi-stakeholder and participatory approaches in DRR, with particular focus on the science, technology and academia contributions.

Health and disaster preparedness in rural China: Advanced training manual

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This publication provides trainers for volunteers and organisers of rural projects with advanced practical guidelines for implementation of health and disaster preparedness programmes.

Training Manual on Health and Disaster Preparedness in Rural China

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This publication provides volunteers and organisers of rural projects with practical guidelines for implementation of health and disaster preparedness programmes.

Secondary School Teacher Training

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Introduction to CCOUC

News and Events

IRDR Executive Director Qunli Han visited CCOUC

IRDR Executive Director Qunli Han visited CCOUC

Posted 14/12/2017

Mr Qunli Han, the Executive Director of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), visited CCOUC on 8 December 2017 to discuss collaboration in research and training for the network of IRDR. CCOUC ...

World Bosai Forum - IDRC 2017 in Sendai, Japan

World Bosai Forum - IDRC 2017 in Sendai, Japan

Posted 14/12/2017

CCOUC member, Dr. Holly Lam, participated in The World Bosai Forum - International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017 in Sendai, Japan during 25-28 November 2017. In the conference, Dr. Lam delivered ...

CCOUC Lunchtime seminar – Public Health Emergency in Bangladesh: Stateless Rohingya in Dire Straits

CCOUC Lunchtime seminar – Public Health Emergency in Bangladesh: Stateless Rohingya in Dire Straits

Posted 14/12/2017

In a lunchtime seminar organised by CCOUC on 2 November 2017, CCOUC team member Mr Cheuk Pong Chiu introduced the current public health crisis among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Rohingya people ...

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Project Updates

An exploratory trip to Xinjiang

An exploratory trip to Xinjiang

Posted 28/08/2017

  CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan led a four-person team to visit Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region from 12 to 15 July 2017. To explore the possibility of development in western ...

A visit to Xi’an

A visit to Xi’an

Posted 28/08/2017

  In early July 2017, CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan led a four-person team to visit Xi’an City in Shaanxi Province, aiming to explore the development in western China. In the visit, the team ...

Climate Change and Health

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Publications

Building bottom-up health and disaster risk reduction programmes. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2017.

Socio-demographic predictors of health and environmental co-benefit behaviours for climate change mitigation in urban China. PLoS One. Published online 2017 Nov 27.

Disaster risk reduction in Myanmar: a need for focus on community preparedness and improved evaluation of initiatives. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Nov 20:1-5. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.107. [Epub ahead of print]

Disaster prevention, monitoring and warning for mass events. In: Liu ZM, editor. Current medical assistants of the city disaster. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press; 2018: 38-40. Chinese.

Urban community disaster and emergency health risk perceptions and preparedness. In: Shaw R, Shiwaku K, Izumi T, editors. Science and technology in disaster risk reduction in Asia: potentials and challenges. London: Academic Press; 2017: 95-110.

Self-efficacy and barriers to disaster evacuation in Hong Kong. Int J Public Health, 2017 Sep 20. doi: 10.1007/s00038-017-1036-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Field assessment for disaster. In: Liu ZM, Zhang LY, editors. Handbook of disaster injury emergency treatment techniques for primary care physicians in China. Beijing: Chinese Medical Multimedia Press; 2016: 12-19. Chinese.

Health and risks: integrating health into disaster risk reduction, risk communication, and building resilient communities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 2017;8(2):107-108.

Weather information acquisition and health significance during extreme cold weather in a subtropical city: a cross-sectional survey in Hong Kong. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 2017. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0127-8

What are the health research needs for the Sendai Framework? The Lancet. Published Online 2017 June 19. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31670-7.

The strategic framework of tuberculosis control and prevention in the elderly: a scoping review towards End TB targets. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2017; 6:70. doi:10.1186/s40249-017-0284-4

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM) in remote ethnic minority areas of rural China: the case of a flood-prone village in Sichuan. Int J Disaster Risk Sci. 2017. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0121-1

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM): developing the research field within the Sendai Framework paradigm. Int J Disaster Risk Sci. 2017. doi:10.1007/s13753-017-0122-0

Resilience analysis of countries under disasters based on multisource data. Risk Analysis. 2017 Apr 6; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/risa.12807

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