The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Public Health in Disasters (EMJMDPHID) 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 Department of Primary Care and Population Health of the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) 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 associated universities and institutions around the world.


Active disasters (from ReliefWeb)

GLIDE number: EP-2019-000110-PHL\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Philippines\nOn 14 September 2019, VDPV2 was confirmed in one three-year-old child with Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) symptoms, from Lanao del Sur (Mindanao). The isolated VDPV2 was found to be genetically linked to the 2 confirmed VDPV2 environmental samples. As a result, VDPV2 was classified as circulating (cVDPV2). On 19 September 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the re-emergence of polio in the Philippines and declared a national polio ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000111-KHM\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Cambodia\nAfter Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand...According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September,...in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced. (ECHO, 12 Sep 2019)\n\nContinuous flooding has affected several provinces along the Mekong River, resulting in 12 fatalities, according to media reports. More than 87,000 families have been affected and 10,000 have been evacuated ...
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000113-SDN\nDisaster type: Epidemic\nAffected countries: Sudan\nSudan's Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) announced on 10 September that four out of the six samples obtained from patients with acute diarrhoea were positive for Vibreo cholera at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)...As of 9 September 2019, a total of 41 suspected cholera cases, with two deaths - case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.57 per cent - were reported from Blue Nile State. With proper treatment, the ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000104-THA\nDisaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Thailand\nOn 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul crossed into north-east and northern Thailand bringing rainfall and winds causing flash flooding and landslides affecting 32 provinces namely Amnat Charoen, Chaiyaphoom, Chiang Mai, Chumporn, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Loei, Lumpang, Mae Hong Son, Maha Sarakham, Mukdaharn, Nakorn Phanom, Nan, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Petchaboon, Phitsanulok, Pichit, Pracheenburi, Prae, Ranong, RoiEt, Sakon Nakorn, Srakeo, Sri ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000101-NER\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Niger\nRainfall since June has provoked flooding in several localities, killing 42 people. The number of victims has dramatically increased during the last week of August, when the waters of the Niger basin have reached the flood stage. According to the authorities, the floods so far have destroyed 5,497 homes and affected the lives of 66,464 people. The National Forecast Agency estimates that the waters will continue rising over the ...
GLIDE number: TC-2019-000095-DOM\nDisaster type: Tropical Cyclone\nAffected countries: Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Martinique (France), Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States Virgin Islands\nAs of 9:30am (EST), TS Dorian is moving west-northwest near 20 km/h and is expected to turn northwest on 28 August. On the forecast track, Dorian will move across the eastern and northeastern Caribbean Sea ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000108-MRT\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Mauritania\nFrom 26 to 27 August 2019, Guidimakha Wilaya (Region), located in southeast Mauritania, witnessed torrential rains exceeding the 200 mm mark in the regional capital city of Sélibaby and which approached 300 mm in other areas of the region. These torrential rains caused heavy human and material damages in all three districts of the Wilaya namely Sélibaby, Ould Yenja and Ghabou. In Sélibaby city, important damages were noted on ...
GLIDE number: WF-2019-000096-BOL\nDisaster type: Wild Fire\nAffected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)\nAccording to the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA), as of 30 August, the ongoing forest fires in the eastern Bolivia department of Santa Cruz have affected 521,000 hectares of forest and 726,000 hectares of grassland, which in turn have affected 73 communities across 15 municipalities. There 1,917 affected families across 18 Santa Cruz municipalities. President Evo Morales announced on 25 August that Bolivia would ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000100-MLI\nDisaster type: Flood\nAffected countries: Mali\nMali, which is already heavily affected by various crises (food insecurity, security, political tensions, etc.), experienced heavy rainfall starting on 24 August 2019. By 27 August, the previous three consecutive days of rainfall began causing extensive damages in in Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ménaka regions of Mali. From the initial assessments conducted by Mali Red Cross Society (MRCS) on 28 August 2019, at least 6,474 people or 1,729 ...
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000094-GTM\nDisaster type: Flood, Land Slide\nAffected countries: Guatemala\nHeavy rainfall with thunderstorms continues to affect several parts of Guatemala since the last week causing floods and triggering landslides. An Orange alert warning has been declared in the Departments of Escuintla y Suchitepéquez.\nAccording to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), as of 23 August, one person has died, 104 have been injured, 62 evacuated and one is still missing. At least 63,349 people have been ...