The booklet summarising CCOUC's activities from 2011 to 2013 is now available for downloading.
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.
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...
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
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
A 7-minute podcast on the vision and mission of CCOUC.
CU50-The People Series
Professor Emily Chan was featured in "CU50-The People" series as part of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Developing Disaster Preparedness and Resilience
in rural China
International Workshop on “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” Following the end of the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai (the very major city struck by the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake four years ago) from 14 to 18 March 2015, the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and ...
CCOUC Chinese website launched Accompanying CCOUC’s International Workshop “Implementation of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia”, the Centre launched its Chinese website on 23 March 2015 to facilitate its communication with academia, government and NGO partners in mainland China and promote its research, education and ...
CCOUC participates in the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction A CCOUC delegation of five attended the UN Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai of Japan from 14 to 18 March 2015. The conference marked the finale of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 and the adoption of a post-2015 Sendai Framework for ...
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...
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 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 ...
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. 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 2013. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. 2013.