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-2018-000007-MUS\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion (France)\nTropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening in the southern Indian Ocean and moving south-west. On 15 January, its centre was located north of Rodrigues Island, in Mauritius.\nBerguitta continues to approach Mauritius and represents a potential threat to the island. The system is expected to pass over or north of Mauritius on 17 January. Therefore, a cyclone warning class II by Mauritian authorities remains in force in ...
GLIDE number: VO-2018-000002-PNG\nDisaster type: Volcano\nAffected countries: Papua New Guinea\nThe remote Kadovar Island volcano became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on the south-eastern side of the island. The aerial assessment estimated 50-60 percent of the island covered in lava. The entire population (591 people) has been relocated to Blup Blup island. Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) has assessed that there is a possibility for Kadovar to explode which could trigger similar explosions on ...
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000001-MDG\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Madagascar, Réunion (France)\nMadagascar is on alert following the identification of a low weather pressure system off the north-east coast of the country, which is expected to strengthen in the southwestern Indian Ocean basin. The weather system is already causing weather disturbances in northern Madagascar and on the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. It is expected to gain strength during the week as it tracks westward, prior to making ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000182-PHL\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines, Viet Nam\nOn 20 Dec 2017, Tropical Depression "Vinta" (local name) has intensified into a tropical storm as it continues to track westward with maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph. Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Region within 24 hours. The storm is expected to make landfall over Caraga - Davao Region area between ...
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000180-PHL\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Philippines\nA new Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (named URDUJA in the Philippines) formed over the south west Pacific Ocean on 13 December and started moving west-northwest toward Eastern Samar province (Eastern Visayas region, Philippines). On 14 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 200 km south-east of Borongan city (Eastern Samar province) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression). (ECHO, 14 Dec 2017)\n\nOn 16 ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000177-BGD\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Bangladesh\nDiphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned on 6 December 2017. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including [MSF] and [IFRC]. (WHO, 6 Dec 2017) \n\nThe Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNICEF, [WGO] and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, today launched a vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases for all Rohingya ...
GLIDE number: FL-2017-000174-ALB\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Albania\nHeavy rainfall affected the territory of Albania since 30 November 2017. In some areas the density of rain was 130 mm for two uninterrupted hours... \nThe populated areas most affected by the rivers overflowed are the following: Fushë- Krujë, Ura e Gjoles, Murqine, Vore, Kamez, Laprake, Darzeze, Jaru, Bishtan, Ferras, Kashisht, Martin, Novosele, Bishan, Mifol, Fitore, Ure Vajgurore, Korce, and Gjirokaster...Official figures provided by the governmental structures shows that ...
GLIDE number: EP-2017-000175-YEM\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Yemen\nDiphtheria is making an alarming comeback in the war torn country, with 189 clinically diagnosed cases and 20 deaths – mostly children and young adults – in the last three months. Most diphtheria cases and deaths have been reported in Ibb governorate but the outbreak is spreading fast, already affecting 13 governorates. The closest points of entry to Ibb are in Sana’a and Hodeida, making it crucial that Sana’a ...
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: 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 ...