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 member awarded a scholarship for the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM)

Posted 11/02/2015

CCOUC member awarded a scholarship for the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM)   Mr. Kelvin LING, a CCOUC member and doctoral student, has been awarded the WCDEM Student Scholarship (for Registration Waiver) to attend the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine held in Cape Town of South Africa in April ...

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 ...

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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Needs Assessment trip to Chongqing

Needs Assessment trip to Chongqing

Posted 23/02/2015

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 (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation (WZQ), CCOUC organised a needs assessment trip to a remote rural village in Chongqing before the Chinese New ...

Health Intervention trip to south-east Guizhou

Health Intervention trip to south-east Guizhou

Posted 23/02/2015

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 village is composed of residents all belonging to Dong ethnic group (侗族). The intervention trip was a follow-up of the previous needs assessment visit ...

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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.