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.

A Review of Activities

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The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2013 to 2015 is now available for downloading.

Introduction to CCOUC

News and Events

CCOUC Statement for 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted 24/05/2017

The following is the Statement that CCOUC makes in attending the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico. CCOUC is committed to invest in research, education and knowledge ...

The Inaugural Planetary Health/Geohealth Annual Meeting in Boston, USA

The Inaugural Planetary Health/Geohealth Annual Meeting in Boston, USA

Posted 09/05/2017

Former CCOUC member and current PhD student Ms Janice Ho attended the Inaugural Planetary Health/Geohealth Annual Meeting held at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA from 29 to 30 April 2017. ...

The 20th WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Toronto, Canada

The 20th WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Toronto, Canada

Posted 09/05/2017

Three CCOUC members attended the 20th World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress held in Toronto, Canada from 25 to 28 April 2017. The four-day event brought together ...

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

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

Posted 29/03/2016
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 698 hospital...

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Project Updates

Intervention trip to Xingguang Village in Chongqing Municipality

Intervention trip to Xingguang Village in Chongqing Municipality

Posted 24/04/2017

A CCOUC team of 16 members revisited the Xingguang Village in Chongqing Municipality from 15 to 19 March 2017 to address two public health concerns identified during the health needs assessments in ...

Intervention trip to Bapa Village in Guizhou Province

Intervention trip to Bapa Village in Guizhou Province

Posted 24/04/2017

A CCOUC team comprising of 13 members visited Bapa Village of Qiandong Miao & Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou from 23 to 27 February 2017 to conduct health interventions following a health ...

Croucher Summer Course 2017

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Publications

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. 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