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)

Affected country: Kenya\n Glide: EP-2022-000367-KEN\n On 19 October 2022, the Kenya Ministry of Health issued a communication to all County Directors of Health on a multi-county cholera outbreak following the isolation of Vibrio cholerae-01 Ogawa serotype at The National Public Health Microbiology Laboratory. The first cases were detected following a wedding festival that was held in Limuru sub-county, Kiambu County on Saturday of 8 October 2022. Additional cases have been linked to another function that ...
Affected country: Panama\n Glide: FL-2022-000365-PAN\n The Pacific coast of central Panama has been affected by flooding due to the overflow of the La Villa, Tonosí, and El Cacao rivers. The National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC) reports that in Los Santos province, more than 46 families have been evacuated, while in Herrera province, rescue teams have evacuated more than 25 families and approximately 50 houses have been affected. So far, no shelters have been set ...
Affected country: Eswatini\n Glide: OT-2022-000361-SWZ\n A hailstorm with strong winds and big hail stones was experienced on Saturday 5 November 2022 night, affecting mostly Nsingizini and Nsubane communities under Hosea and Somntongo in the Shiselweni region. The affected communities are in the Lowveld of the country.\nAn estimated 1,058 people (213 households) were affected by the storm with some families losing their roofs which were blown away or roofing sheets riddled by the hailstones. Window glasses ...
Affected country: Indonesia\n Glide: EQ-2022-000363-IDN\n An earthquake of 5.6 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in West Java Province (Indonesia) on 21 November at 6.21 UTC (13.21 local time). The epicentre of the earthquake was on land, about 10 km south-west of Cianjur Regency (West Java Province). USGS PAGER estimates that up to 242,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 978,000 people to strong shaking. The earthquake event was ...
Affected country: Nepal\n Glide: EQ-2022-000358-NPL\n On the early morning of 9 November 2022, an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck Doti district in the far western part of Nepal. According to reports, the epicentre was in Khaptad Chhanna Rural Municipality of Doti District. The shock\nwas felt strongly in the adjoining district, as well as in some parts of India. According to data from the Government of Nepal, six people were killed and eight were injured. In ...
Affected country: Saint Lucia\n Glide: FL-2022-000362-LCA\n On 6 November 2022, heavy rains associated with an upper-level trough caused widespread flooding and landslides in a number of communities in the north of St Lucia. Nearly 200 families have been displaced from the flooding. Whilst some displaced persons are with families and friends, a number of affected persons continue to occupy the impacted residences. Approximately 5,500 people overall have been impacted across the communities of Corinth, Bois ...
Affected country: Togo\n Glide: FL-2022-000351-TGO\n Since October, heavy rains have poured down on the northern part of Togo (savannah region), causing overflowing water in communities and pockets of rain flooding in some areas. Three out of the seven prefectures in the Savannah region are seriously affected by flooding, namely the prefectures of Oti, Oti-Sud and Kpendjal.\nThis rainfall recorded from the northern zone and the rest of the country has spilled into the Mono River through ...
Affected country: Ethiopia\n Glide: FL-2022-000356-ETH\n Due to the heavy rains recorded in July and August, some regions have been affected by floods in the country. In Gambella, the regional authorities have reported that over half the population (more than 250,0000 people) have been affected by floods across eight of the 14 woredas, including 36,000 children. In addition, 75,000 people, including 10,000 children, have been displaced. The heavy rains in the neighbouring highland areas have also ...
Affected countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico\n Glide: TC-2022-000357-BLZ\n At 10:30 am on 31 October 2022, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) issued Advisory No. 1 on Tropical Storm Lisa. Tropical Storm Lisa was located near latitude 15.5 N, longitude 77.3 W or about 735 miles East by South of Belize City. Lisa was moving to the West at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1003 mb. ...
Affected country: Mali\n Glide: FL-2022-000355-MLI\n On 23 September, flooding in Syn village, Mopti region, destroyed over 400 houses and displaced over 3,000 people. Moreover, on 25 September, flooding in Soala village, also in Mopti region, affected about 4,350 people. And in Touara village, Segou region, floods significantly affected inhabitants. Affected people in these villages critically need aid in food, shelter, nutrition, etc. Humanitarian organizations are mobilizing to provide assistance. (OCHA, 28 Sep 2022)\nIn Mali, heavy ...