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: EQ-2016-000128-SLB\nDisaster type: Earthquake, Tsunami\nAffected countries: Solomon Islands\nOn 9 December 2016, a very strong undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred at 4:39am local time about 62 kilometers west-southwest of Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands. Shaking was strongly felt in Makira, south of Malaita, north of Guadalcanal and in Rennel & Bellona. A tsunami was observed in Makira. In the several hours following the earthquake, the Solomon Islands experienced ten significant aftershocks ...
GLIDE number: EQ-2016-000127-IDN\nDisaster type: Earthquake\nAffected countries: Indonesia\nA 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Pidie Jaya District, province of Aceh in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, around 05:00h local time, on 7 December 2016, killing at least 90 people and damaging more than 200 houses. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred 17 kilometres northeast of Pidie Jaya – around 121 km southeast of Banda Aceh – and had a depth of 10 km. ...
GLIDE number: TC-2016-000119-PAN\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama\nAs of 24 November, Otto was a category 2 hurricane.\n\nThe authorities in Costa Rica declared a state of emergency on 23 November.\nA red alert was in effect for several cantones in the Atlantic coast and northern regions and a yellow alert for the rest of the country. The President announced mandatory evacuations. Heavy rains associated with the hurricane affected 214 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000124-COD\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo\nSince November, rains and winds have hit the town of Gemena, headquarters of the province of Sud-Ubangi. Gemena town is located 3 hours by air (979 Km) from the town of Kinshasa. with a total population of 350,511 people (source: Provincial Mayor).\nOn 9 November 2016, rain and violent winds intensified, causing extensive floods in the Gemena neighbourhoods located on the banks of rivers Mombonga, Sukia ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000117-ALB\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood\nAffected countries: Albania\nSince 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected Albania, especially the northern regions of the country. River flows have been rapidly increasing and worsened by illegal constructions next to river basins causing streams of water to descend into towns.\nThe heavy rainfall has made the water levels of the Drini and Mat rivers which feed five hydroelectricity power lakes built on the rivers (Fierza, Koman, Vau i Dejes, Ulza ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000122-SRB\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Serbia\nOn 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected several areas of Kosovo* for three days with major floods. The situation is critical in the municipalities in Vushtrri, Gjakova, Rahovec, Podujeva and Malisheva. The rainfall intensity was approximately between 20 -25 mm/3h, or from 60-75 mm/24 hours.\nOn 11 November 2016, the highest rainfall intensity recorded was 65-90 mm within 24 hours, which in total is 125-165 mm (l/m2). According to the ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000123-DOM\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Dominican Republic\nHeavy rains continue to affect the country, causing flooding in several provinces already affected by the rains of last week. On 11 November, an Emergency Declaration for the provinces of Puerto Plata, La Vega, Espaillat and María Trinidad Sánchez was released. 17 provinces are on alert, six of which on red alert. Evacuations are taking place and the Ministry of Education suspended classes in these provinces. ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000114-EGY\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Egypt\nHeavy rains and flooding affected the Upper Egypt and the Red Sea coast, affecting more than 6,500 families at the governorates of South Sinai, Red Sea, Sohag, Qena, and Assuit.\nAccording to official estimates as of 29 October 2016, 26 people have been killed and 72 injured as a result of intense flooding and related hazards.\nThe torrential rains, which began late on Wednesday 26 October 2016, coupled with exceptionally high ...
GLIDE number: EP-2016-000115-GHA\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Ghana\nCholera has erupted in the southern Cape Coast district, with a sudden escalation of cases within days, rising from 36 on 26 October 2016 to 117 by 30 October, notably with no fatality. The cases are originating from communities in the outskirts of Cape Coast Metropolitan. The exponential increase in the number of cases denotes high transmission potential of infections in the communities. Detailed assessment is being conducted to ...
GLIDE number: TC-2016-000110-PHL\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), Philippines\nOn 19 October 2016, the typhoon made landfall in Cagayan in the evening as a category 4 storm.(Gov't of the Philippines, 20 Oct 2016)\n\nEight deaths, all males, including two minors and an infant, have so far been attributed to this storm. These deaths all occurred from landslides in CAR. Additionally, there are two people reported missing. A total of 53,433 ...