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: FL-2017-000004-THA\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Thailand\nContinuous heavy rains caused widespread flooding across 11 provinces in southern Thailand. As of 9 January, over 330,300 households were affected and authorities reported 21 deaths. The Government upgraded the disaster management response level to 3 (large scale disaster) and established disaster command centres in Surat Thani and Songkla to coordinate the national response. With rains forecast to continue until 10 January, a public warning on potential landslides was ...
GLIDE number: Tc-2016-000134-PHL\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines\nA new Tropical Cyclone named NOCK-TEN formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean, near the Federated States of Micronesia, on 21 December. It then started moving north-west and it passed close to Yap island on 22 Dec morning (UTC), as a Tropical Storm. (ECHO, 22 Dec 2016)\n\nSevere Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 105 km/h near the ...
GLIDE number: CW-2017-000001-MNG\nDisaster type: Cold Wave, Drought\nAffected countries: Mongolia\nIt is expected that dzud may mainly affect the northern parts of the country. Currently, 110 soums (townships) in 13 aimags (provinces), which is around 32 per cent of the total number of soums in country, are starting to experience hardship. (IFRC, 17 Dec 2016)\n\nMongolia’s Deputy Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa called for international help at a special meeting with international aid agencies on 15 December, following the ...
GLIDE number: TC-2016-000132-FJI\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Fiji\nDue to a Tropical Depression that is passing near the Fiji islands, heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting most areas of the country, especially the Central and Eastern divisions, causing floods and landslides. Approx. 226 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Nausori (Central division, Viti Levu island) over 15-16 December. \n\nLocal media, as of 16 December early morning (UTC), reported ...
GLIDE number: EP-2016-000131-SOM\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Somalia\nSince September, 419 measles cases have been officially recorded, 302 of which are children under five. (UNICEF, 13 Dec 2016)\n\nThis week IOM...launched a mass public health campaign to contain an ongoing measles outbreak in Kismayo...Through TV and radio, IOM, the Somali government and health partners are disseminating a series of public messages about measles...The six-day campaign is estimated to reach over 2,000 people in the most affected communities, as ...
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: FL-2016-000137-ARG\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay\nIn Argentina, a storm surge on 26 December caused flooding and heavy damage in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Rosario. As of January 2017, more than 10 towns in Santa Fe are still flooded. The district of Castellanos has seen more than 310 millimeters in a week while Rafaela, Gran Rosario and Villa Constitución require immediate assistance ...
GLIDE number: FL-2016-000130-VCT\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines\nOn Tuesday, 29 November 2016, St. Vincent and the Grenadines was impacted by heavy rains, which resulted in flooding and landslides in several communities. Sandy Bay in the north-eastern area of St. Vincent was the most severely affected community; however, the villages of Magum, Orange Hill, Overland, London, Point, Owia and Fancy in the north-east and Spring Village, Coulls Hill, Troumaca, Rose Bank, Sharpes, Fitz ...
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 ...