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-2016-000104-TWN\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province, Philippines\nTyphoon Megi is projected to make landfall in Taiwan Province of China during the early hours of 27 September as a Category 3 storm, after which it is anticipated to track towards southeast mainland China as a weaker storm bringing significant rainfall. As of 26 September (11:00, UTC+8), the eye of Typhoon Megi (locally known as Helen) was located about 500 km east ...
GLIDE number: EP-2016-000099-BEN\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Benin\nAn initial three cholera cases were reported in So-Ava and an outbreak was declared on 16 August by local government authorities. Reported and verified cases were few in the early weeks and considered manageable by local authorities, but a sharp and heightened spike in the number of confirmed cases between 25 – 30 August in the three main areas of Cotonou, Savalou and So-Ava resulted in a request from ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2016-000098-TZA\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania\nAt least 13 people were killed and 203 injured in northwest Tanzania when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country Saturday, local authorities told AFP. "The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203," said Deodatus Kinawilo, District Commissioner for Bukoba, the town close to the epicentre of the quake. (AFP, 10 Sep 2016)\n\nAn earthquake with the magnitude ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000102-SEN\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Senegal\nOn the nights of September 4 and 5, 2016, a heavy rain accompanied by strong winds caused significant material and human damage with a large number of affected people. In the area of St. Louis, it was estimated that there were about 1,313 affected families; especially in the department of Dagana that recorded 5 deaths and 106 injured, and destroyed houses, fields, schools, sleeping materials, household goods (chair, clothing, ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000097-PRK\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Democratic People's Republic of Korea\nFrom 29 August to 31 August 2016, heavy rains fell in North Hamgyong Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). More than 300mm of rain were reported in just two days, causing flooding of the Tumen River and its branches in this region around the Chinese-DPRK border. (IFRC, 3 Sep 2016) \n\nOn 21 September, 2016, IFRC launched a CHF 15.2 million emergency appeal (USD 15.5 ...
GLIDE number: EP-2016-000101-NGA\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria\nFollowing the recent detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Ministers of Health from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have declared the polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency for countries of the Lake Chad basin. The declaration, coming out of the 66th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the African Region, demonstrates commitment from governments ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2016-000083-PER\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Peru\nOn 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people. Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for seven districts in the province Arequipean province of Caylloma. (OCHA, 15 Aug 2016)\n\nAs of 18 August, the quake has left 9 people dead, 40 injured, ...
GLIDE number: FF-2016-000093-LAO\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)\nTorrential rain from 11 to 12 August has triggered flood and flash flood in the northern provinces of Lao PDR. As reported by the Social Welfare Department (SWD), Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the flood has submerged several villages in Xayabuly, Oudomxay and Luangprabang Provinces. (ASEAN, 18 Aug 2016)\n\nFlooding across five provinces (Xayaburi, Luang Prabang, Ouxomxay, Houaphanh and Bokeo) in Lao PDR ...
GLIDE number: EP-2016-000082-CAF\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Central African Republic\nThe CAR Government declared a cholera epidemic in the country on 10 August after samples had tested positive for the disease. At least 66 cases have been identified and 16 people have died. The disease was detected in Mourou-Fleuve village, Djoukou sub-province in the central region on 27 July. In response to this emergency, the humanitarian community has activated a crisis committee and is actively supporting the ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000084-PHL\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Philippines\nHeavy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon combined with a low-pressure weather front, forced over 260,000 people to flee their homes in the Philippines last weekend August 13-14. The intense monsoon rains affected six regions of the country, mostly in Luzon, triggering flooding as well as landslides in some parts of Rizal province and Northern Luzon...Days after the torrential rains, close to 18,000 ...