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: MS-2017-000109-SLE\nDisaster type: Flood, Mud Slide\nAffected countries: Sierra Leone\nMudslides triggered by three days of heavy rains poured in and around the capital Freetown on 14 August. The most severe mudslides occurred in the coastal suburb of Racecourse on the city's eastern edge, as well as in Regent and Lumley where thousands of makeshift settlements are home to the city’s poorest communities.\n\nAt least 260 people have been recovered. However, with 600 still missing, this figure ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000105-MEX\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico\nTropical Storm Franklin hit at 22:45 local time on Monday 7 August (03:45 GMT Tuesday) near the town of Pulticub, in the south-eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service of Mexico (SMN for its Spanish acronym). \n\nOn Tuesday 8 August, the Government issued an Early Warning through the Early Warning System Portal (SIAT for its Spanish ...
GLIDE number: WF-2017-000106-TUN\nDisaster type: Wild Fire\nAffected countries: Tunisia\nOn the 31st of July, a fire outbreak in Jendouba Governorate (North-West region of the country)\nthe delegations of Ain Draham and Fernana resulted in the destruction of houses displacing around 500\npersons, with the families currently being in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter. From that date forest fires extended to other Governorates in Tunisia, particularly in Bizerte. In the last 24 hour and according to Tunisian Red ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000086-LKA\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Sri Lanka\nThere is an increase in the number of dengue cases in Sri Lanka this year. Since January until 7 July 2017, as many as 82,543 dengue cases, including 250 deaths, have been reported by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The number of cases this year is three-and-a-half times more than the average number of cases for the same period between 2010 and 2016. Based on ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000095-GHA\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Ghana\nSince April 2017, Ghana has experienced a sharp alteration in its weather that has recently resulted in widespread flooding currently reported in over five regions of which four are heavily affected. The floods have caused devastating impact to people's health, safety and destruction to properties and livelihood. The reported flooding across the country is likely to cause devastation that communities and government is unable to cope and or even ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000080-PHL\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Philippines\nOn 6 July 2017, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines. The earthquake had a depth of 6.49 kilometres; it had an epicentre located three kilometres north-northeast of Masarayao, Leyte. An estimated 371,680 people live within 15 kilometres of the epicentre. (WFP, 06 Jul 2017) \n\nAs of 7 July, there were 72 injured people in Kananga, Ormoc City and Carigara, while a landslide was also reported in Jaro, Leyte following ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000091-MMR\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Myanmar\nMonsoon rains and increased water levels in major rivers have caused seasonal floods in Magway and Sagaing regions since the beginning of July. In addition, Ayeyarwady, Bago and Mandalay regions, as well as Kayin State, have been affected by floods since the second week of July due to continuous heavy rains. According to the Government of Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) in Nay Pyi ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000083-GIN\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Guinea\nOn 4 July 2017, heavy rainfall hit the forest region of Guinea in the Prefecture of Nzerekore causing serious property damages. Areas which suffered considerable damages are all located in the urban district area of Nzerekore and they include: Quartier commercial, Kwitiapolou, Wessoua, Dorota 1, Horaya, Gbanghana, Belle-Vue and Nyeh. The assessment has reportedly found out that there are currently 13 injured persons and 55 families pushed to seek ...
GLIDE number: DR-2017-000087-PRK\nDisaster type: Drought\nAffected countries: Democratic People's Republic of Korea\nAccording to the Government, drought conditions are affecting North and South Pyongan, North and South Hwanghae provinces and Nampo City. Reduced rainfall since January 2017 (30 to 80 per cent decrease compared to average) has been affecting agricultural crop production over an estimated 50,000 hectares of land. Affected areas have reported that yields of some crops are expected to decrease between to 30 to 50 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000079-TJK\nDisaster type: Flood, Mud Slide\nAffected countries: Tajikistan\nHeavy rains and strong winds on 26 June 2017 lasting for an hour (between approx. 16:30-17:30) have resulted in a mudflow in Amondara village, Panjakent district (Sughd Province) of Tajikistan. According to the results of the rapid assessment, conducted on 27 June by the Governmental Emergency Response Commission (which includes the Comity of Emergency Situation (CoES) and Civil Defence of Tajikistan), the RCST and REACT partners (national ...