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: 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-2017-000048-COD\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo\nOn 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas-Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bordering Central African Republic.\n\nOn 11 May, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo informed WHO that of five laboratory samples tested, one tested positive for Ebola virus at ...
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 of ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000051-KEN\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Kenya\nIn Kenya, torrential rains have caused floods and landslides in Kwale, Mombasa, Taita Taveta and Garissa counties, including in Dadaab camp. Over 6,500 people were displaced by floods in Taita Taveta, Kwale and Mombasa counties. (OCHA, 15 May 2017)\n\nOn 9 May 2017, heavy rains that led to flooding was experienced in Dadaab camps. 11,684 households out of a total of 36,286 in the three most ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000045-VUT\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: New Caledonia (France), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu\nOn 3 May 2017, Fiji Meteorological services provided an early alert for a tropical disturbance (TD21F) which was forming north of Vanuatu. The tropical disturbance developed into Tropical Cyclone Donna (TC Donna), a Category 1 system, around Wednesday midnight. TC Donna had intensified into a Category 3 system in the evening of 5 May local time. It was located about 175 KM west ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000050-KGZ\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Kyrgyzstan\nOn 3 May 2017, an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude occurred in northern and central-northern Tajikistan near the border with Kyrgyzstan (at a depth of 10 kms), with the epicenter being 120 kilometers away from the city of Batken and 192 kilometers from the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. Several aftershocks occurred on the same and the following days, with another strong earthquake of 5.8 magnitude registered in the ...
GLIDE number: IN-2017-000041-KEN\nDisaster type: Insect Infestation\nAffected countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda\nAs millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The fall armyworm was first reported in western Kenya by farmers in ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000043-HTI\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Haiti\nFrom 20 to 24 April 2017, heavy rainfall caused floods and landslides in the departments of the South, South East, Grand'Anse and Nippes. The South department is the most affected. Initial estimates indicate 4 deaths, 15 homes destroyed, and nearly 10,000 homes that could have been damaged in the South Department. According to the Delegate of the Department of the South, 80% of the spring ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000047-TJK\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Tajikistan\nThe measles epidemic in Tajikistan started in April 2017 gradually spreading out of Rudaki district to the capital city of Dushanbe and the surrounding districts as well as Khatlon oblast. In mid-April 2017, 263 registered cases of measles were reported, out of which 157 were laboratory confirmed. Based on official data, by 1 May, the number of notified and investigated cases rose from 263 to 345, with 246 (71%) ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000042-NER\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Niger\nThe Ministry of Health on 19 April declared an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has killed 25 among 86 infected people. Medical assistance and preventive measures are ongoing to curb the disease which is mostly transmitted through contaminated water. (OCHA, 24 Apr 2017)\n\nThe current outbreak in Niger is closely linked to an unclean water supply and hygiene and sanitation facilities for the 240,000 people who are currently displaced in ...