The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Public Health in Disasters (EMMPHID) is a joint university educational programme organized by the Unit for Research in Emergency and Disaster of the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters of the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters of the Université catholique de Louvain designed to deliver high quality education and training in the field of Public Health in disaster situations. The Programme is sponsored by the European Union and also involves thirteen associated universities and institutions around the world.


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GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000071-GTM\nDisaster type: Earthquake, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Guatemala, Mexico\nFollowing the 14 June earthquake in Guatemala near the Mexican border, the death toll continues to rise. As of 16 June at 7.00 UTC, national authorities of Guatemala report that five people were killed, 19 people injured, 3 181 people affected and 173 houses damaged in the departments of San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Suchitepequez and Retalhuleu. A number of landslides also occurred on the roads of Atlantic ...
GLIDE number: LS-2017-000068-BGD\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Mud Slide\nAffected countries: Bangladesh\nDeadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have claimed at least 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000066-SYR\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Syrian Arab Republic\nA circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. The virus strain was isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May, as well as from a healthy child in the same community. (GPEI, 8 Jun 2017) \n\nSince the confirmation of the first VDPV2 during May ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000058-BGD\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar\nSevere Cyclonic Storm Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 May 2017. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) estimates that 10,074,699 people were living in regions that were exposed to wind speeds of 120 km/h or more, and that some districts near Cox’s Bazaar and Chittagong were hit with gusts that topped 130 km/h. \n\nThere were at least six ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000057-LKA\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Sri Lanka\nIncessant rains during the past 48 hours across Sri Lanka has affected over half a million people in 7 districts. Most affected was the Rathnapura district where over 20,000 people faced flash floods. In Galle, Neluwa, Tawalama, Niyagama, Baddegama areas were flooded. (Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, 26 May 2017)\n\nThe most severely impacted district is Galle, where 142,149 people (36,314 families) have reportedly been affected. Fatalities ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000054-BFA\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Burkina Faso\nFloods and violent winds have killed three people, injured 18 others and destroyed more than 750 houses across the country since the beginning of May. Overall, 5,129 people have been affected in several localities in the country’s East and South-Western regions. (OCHA, 22 May 2017)\n\nDate: 15 May 2017\nStatus: Ongoing
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000069-ETH\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Ethiopia\nIn Ethiopia, 348 cases had been confirmed and 40 outbreaks reported in Addis Ababa, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Somali and Tigray regions, as of 31 March 2017. The majority of the cases (39 per cent) have occurred among children under five years. Although not yet officially confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), over 100 cases of measles were additionally reported during the month ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000048-COD\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo\nOn 11 May, the Ministry of Health of the DRC informed WHO that of five laboratory samples tested, one tested positive for Ebola virus at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) laboratory in Kinshasa. (WHO, 12 May 2017)\n\nOn 24 May, WHO issued a donor alert, requesting US$10.5M for the initial 6-month budget to support the Government in strengthening the response, and to coordinate the ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000052-RUS\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Russian Federation\nBetween 10 and 15 May 2017, the destruction of the dam in the district of Ishim (Tyumen region) and water spills across the Ishim river caused massive flooding throughout Tyumen region, in particular, around the town of Ishim. The dam was destroyed due to the huge amount of melting snow and the discharge of water from the reservoir near the city of Petropavlovsk in Kazakhstan. The total number ...
GLIDE number: ST-2017-000063-NGA\nDisaster type: Severe Local Storm\nAffected countries: Nigeria\nA storm in Maiduguri, on May 6, caused significant damage in 27 IDP camps, destroying around 362 shelters and partially damaging around 831 shelters, 26 latrines blocks and 114 education facilities (108 in Borno and 6 in Yobe). With the onset of the rainy season a flood vulnerability mapping was carried out in the IDP camps in Borno and an estimated 59 IDP camps (out of 164) ...