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-2017-000148-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: 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 ...
GLIDE number: VO-2017-000140-VUT\nDisaster type: Volcano\nAffected countries: Vanuatu\nOn 23 September 2017, the Vanuatu Meteorology & GeoHazards Department (VMGD) increased the activity level for Monaro volcano on Ambae island, Penama province to Level 4: a moderate eruption state. With this situation, flying rocks and volcanic gas will affect the Red Zone which is about 6.5km radius around the volcano's crater. Villages located further from the volcano's centre can expect unusual volcanic hazards and ash falls around the ...
GLIDE number: VO-2017-000141-IDN\nDisaster type: Volcano\nAffected countries: Indonesia\nThe increasing unrest in the Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia, since 10 August 2017 has led the authorities to raise the alert at the highest level. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km around the volcano. According to the ARISTOTLE emergency report, the increasing unrest does not necessarily mean that an eruption will take place, nor it can give precise indications on when/if this ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000137-SSD\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: South Sudan\nAccording to the State Ministry of Health, it is estimated that over 11, 000 people have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall in 11 payams of Aweil North and Aweil West of former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. More flooding also caused some deaths and injuries and has deeply affected the daily lives of over 650 households in eight villages of Bunj payam, Maban County, Upper ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000138-MEX\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Mexico\nThe magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central and southern Mexico [on 19 September], killing more than 200 people, according to the government. Buildings in Mexico City and Puebla, near the quake’s epicentre, have collapsed, and there are reports of severe damage to infrastructure, including collapsed bridges. The Mexican Red Cross has deployed dozens of doctors and nurses, alongside more than 90 ambulances and its urban rescue unit. (IFRC, 20 Sep ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000136-ATG\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe (France), Martinique (France), Montserrat, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands\nHurricane MARIA continued moving west-northwest over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening. Its center ...
GLIDE number: ST-2017-000143-RWA\nDisaster type: Flood, Severe Local Storm\nAffected countries: Rwanda\nOn 17th September 2017, at around 15:30 local time, the districts of Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Huye and Bugesera, Gicumbi, Ngoma, Kirehe, Rubavu and Nyabihu experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms, which resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands. The affected areas are mostly in five districts; two located in western province (Rusizi and Nyamasheke), two located in Eastern province (Ngoma and Bugesera), and one ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000144-MDG\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Madagascar\nOn 13 September 2017, the WHO was notified of an outbreak of pulmonary plague in Madagascar. The outbreak was detected on 11 September 2017. As of 14 September 2017, a total of 28 cases, including five deaths (case fatality rate 17.8%) have been reported since the initial case was detected on 27 August 2017. Two cases have been confirmed by rapid diagnostic test (RDT) at the Institut Pasteur de ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000128-MEX\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Guatemala, Mexico\nMexico\n\nAccording to the [BBC], an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico--around 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan--at 23:50 local time on Thursday, 7 September 2017 (04:50 [GMT] Friday). A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras; however, it was later lifted. An estimated 50 million Mexicans felt the tremor per the Mexican government. ...