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: TC-2017-000180-PHL\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines\nA new Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (named URDUJA in the Philippines) formed over the south west Pacific Ocean on 13 December and started moving west-northwest toward Eastern Samar province (Eastern Visayas region, Philippines). On 14 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 200 km south-east of Borongan city (Eastern Samar province) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression). (ECHO, 14 December 2017)\n\nDate: 13 ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000177-BGD\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Bangladesh\nDiphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned on 6 December 2017. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including [MSF] and [IFRC]. (WHO, 6 Dec 2017) \n\nThe Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNICEF, [WGO] and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, today launched a vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases for all Rohingya ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000174-ALB\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Albania\nHeavy rainfall affected the territory of Albania since 30 November 2017. In some areas the density of rain was 130 mm for two uninterrupted hours... \nThe populated areas most affected by the rivers overflowed are the following: Fushë- Krujë, Ura e Gjoles, Murqine, Vore, Kamez, Laprake, Darzeze, Jaru, Bishtan, Ferras, Kashisht, Martin, Novosele, Bishan, Mifol, Fitore, Ure Vajgurore, Korce, and Gjirokaster...Official figures provided by the governmental structures shows that ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000175-YEM\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Yemen\nDiphtheria is making an alarming comeback in the war torn country, with 189 clinically diagnosed cases and 20 deaths – mostly children and young adults – in the last three months. Most diphtheria cases and deaths have been reported in Ibb governorate but the outbreak is spreading fast, already affecting 13 governorates. The closest points of entry to Ibb are in Sana’a and Hodeida, making it crucial that Sana’a ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000165-IRN\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq\nIran\nThe 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province, western Iran, on [12 October 2017], has so far claimed at least 407 lives and injured over 6,700 others. The epicenter of the quake was registered at 34.86 degrees latitude and 45.9 degrees longitude, at the depth of 11km, a shallow depth that can cause tremendous damage, in Ozgoleh region in Kermanshah Province. The huge jolt, which ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000159-VNM\nDisaster type: Flood, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Viet Nam\nAs of 5 November, Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths, destroyed 600 houses and damaged nearly 40,000 houses after hitting 10 provinces and the city of Danang on 4 November. National authorities have instructed all central and provincial agencies to scale up search and rescue and relief operations and to quickly restore damaged infrastructures. (OCHA, 4 Nov 2017) \n\nAccording to the latest information from National Steering Committee ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000160-HND\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Honduras\nA cold weather system in late October 2017 has brought heavy rainfall to Honduras, causing rivers and gorges to flood. As of 29 October 2017, a red alert was in effect for the departments Gracias a Dios, Yoro, Islas de la Bahía, Cortés, Atlántida and Colón. A yellow alert was in place for departments Olancho, Santa Bárbara and Francisco Morazán and a green alert for the departments of Copán, ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000148-NIC\nDisaster type: Flood, Severe Local Storm, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama\nOn 4 October 2017, according to the National Hurricane Center, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible over portions of Central America from the Tropical Depression 16. Forecasts indicate the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, then across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday and later emerging into the ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000162-BFA\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Burkina Faso\nFollowing an outbreak in late 2016, Burkina Faso experienced sporadic cases of dengue fever at the beginning of the year until week 10 of 2017, when cases eventually ceased. However, from week 31 (week ending 6 August 2017), there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of dengue fever in the country, especially around the districts of Ouagadougou, the capital city. On 28 September 2017, the Ministry ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000149-TGO\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Togo\nAs at 28 September, a total of 602 households or 3,612 people have been affected by the overflow of the Nangbéto dam. Among the villages bordering the Mono river 10 villages (Agbanakin, Atchamé, Togbavi, Togbagan, Azimé-Dossou, Adamé, Gbandi, Gbandidi, Agbetiko and Handivi) have been flooded directly affecting more than 213 households (1,278 people). Another 389 households (2,334 people) in Agbanakin, have been marooned in their village. (IFRC, 09 Oct ...