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-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: FL-2017-000166-MYS\nDisaster type: Flash Flood\nAffected countries: Malaysia\nAt least seven people were killed and more than 3,500 people were evacuated in Penang following severe flash floods caused by an 18-hour storm which began on 4 November. The police and military are supporting state authorities with the ongoing relief efforts. International assistance has not been requested. The flooding in Penang is reportedly one of the worst since prolonged storms hit Malaysia from December 2014 to January ...
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-2017-000164-COL\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Colombia\nApproximately 5,820 people (1,164 families) from the municipal capital and the rural area of the municipality of Timbiquí (Cauca), were affected due to the overflow of three rivers (Timbiquí, Bubuey and Saija) and two streams (Chete and Coteje), as a consequence of the strong heavy rains that occurred between October 25 and 26. (OCHA, 3 Nov 2017) \n\nAt least 630 families belonging to three neighborhoods and four ...
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 ...
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: 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 ...