The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2015 to 2017 is now available for downloading.
CCOUC Director Prof Emily Chan and members Mr Sida Liu and Ms Carol Wong were invited to participate in the “Natural Disaster Health Emergency Forum 2018” of the Emergency Disaster Relief Forum 2018 ...
Prof. Emily Chan and CCOUC delegates attended the 6th UNISDR Asia Science Technology Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) Meeting in Beijing on 18 Apr 2018. The meeting was moderated by Prof. Peijun Shi ...
Prof. Emily Chan and CCOUC delegates were invited to the launching ceremony of “Tsinghua-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: Unlocking the Power of Cities for a Healthy China” held in ...
CCOUC led a team of trainees and trainers to visit Tayuan Village, Zuolong Township, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province during 21-26 March 2018, partly supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE) Ten ...
CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan led a four-person exploration team to conduct health needs assessment for the future health education activities in Liguang Village of Yunnan Province from 23 to ...
A time-series study of the association of rainfall, relative humidity and ambient temperature with hospitalizations for rotavirus and norovirus infection among children in Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment. 2018;643:414-422. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.189
Comparison of short-term associations with meteorological variables between COPD and pneumonia hospitalization among the elderly in Hong Kong—a time-series study. International Journal of Biometeorology. 2018, May 5. [Epub ahead of print]
The Tsinghua–Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China. Lancet. 2018, April 17. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30486-0 [Epub ahead of print]
Association between ambient temperatures and mental disorder hospitalizations in a subtropical city: a time-series study of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2018; 15: 754. doi:10.3390/ijerph15040754
Medical and health risks associated with communicable diseases of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh 2017. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2018;68:39-43.
A web-based course on public health principles in disaster and medical humanitarian response: survey among students and faculty. JMIR Med Educ 2018;4(1):e2. DOI: 10.2196/mededu.8495
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/
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