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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Our Fellows

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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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Videos & Podcasts

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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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

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

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CU50-The People Series

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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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Developing Disaster Preparedness and Resilience
in rural China

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News and Events

CCOUC Croucher Summer Course 2015

CCOUC Croucher Summer Course 2015

Posted 28/07/2015

CCOUC Croucher Summer Course 2015 Sponsored by the Croucher Foundation, the 2nd cohort of Croucher Summer Course on Research Methodology on Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response was organized ...

CGH & CCOUC Lunchtime Lecture “Post-Earthquake Nepal: The Situation, Needs and Response Two Months On"

CGH & CCOUC Lunchtime Lecture “Post-Earthquake Nepal: The Situation, Needs and Response Two Months On"

Posted 08/07/2015

CGH & CCOUC Lunchtime Lecture “Post-Earthquake Nepal: The Situation, Needs and Response Two Months On" Two months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, the CUHK Centre for Global Health ...

Capacity Building and Post-earthquake Assessment in Nepal by CCOUC Team

Capacity Building and Post-earthquake Assessment in Nepal by CCOUC Team

Posted 30/06/2015

Capacity Building and Post-earthquake Assessment in Nepal by CCOUC Team   A 3-person CCOUC team led by Prof. Emily Ying Yang CHAN visited Nepal on 14-18 June 2015, extending CCOUC’s network to ...

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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Project Updates

Health Needs Assessment trip to Chongqing

Health Needs Assessment trip to Chongqing

Posted 23/02/2015

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

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 ...

CCOUC in the Field

 
CCOUC Ethnic Minority Health Project

Courses

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Publications

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. 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.