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 countries: Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, United States of America\n Glide: TC-2022-000320-CUB\n On 24 September, Tropical Depression Nine strengthened into Tropical Storm Ian. The system moved across the Caribbean Sea generating scattered showers over northern Venezuela, northern Colombia, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and parts of Central America. The system rapidly intensified as it moved across Cuba, becoming the fourth hurricane and second major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.\nIn Jamaica, Ian moved south of the ...
Affected countries: China, Lao People\'s Democratic Republic (the), Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam\n Glide: TC-2022-000318-VNM\n Tropical Cyclone Noru (\"Karding\" in the Philippines) formed over the western Philippines Sea on 22 September and started moving west toward northern Luzon Island. On 23 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 1,000 km east of the coast of Cagayan Valley Region, with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h (Tropical Storm) (ECHO, 22 Sep 2022)\nOn 25 September, Noru ...
Affected country: Bulgaria\n Glide: FL-2022-000312-BGR\n As a result of intense rain that fell on the territory of Plovdiv region, Central Bulgaria on 2 September 2022, consecutive floods caused heavy damages in a number of settlements in three municipalities along Stryama river - the municipalities of Karlovo, Kaloyanovo and Maritsa. (IFRC, 21 Sep 2022)
Affected countries: Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands\n Glide: TC-2022-000314-DOM\n Between 16 September to 18 September, Fiona crossed the Eastern Caribbean with Tropical Storm force causing minor damage except for in Guadeloupe where it caused the death of one person and left considerable damage to infrastructure. As the system approached Puerto Rico and the ...
Affected country: Uganda\n Glide: EP-2022-000315-UGA\n The health authorities in Uganda today declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed in Mubende district in the central part of the country. The Uganda Virus Research Institute confirmed the case after testing a sample taken from a 24-year-old male. This follows an investigation by the National Rapid Response team of six suspicious deaths that have occurred in the district this ...
Affected country: Sierra Leone\n Glide: FF-2022-000309-SLE\n Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone has been experiencing persistent torrential rains since mid-August 2022. The highest recorded incident was on 28 August 2022, with rains causing associated impacts, including flooding in low-lying areas as well as new episodes of landslides on a low scale. Major roads in the city centre were rendered impassable due to the flood waters, heavily constraining vehicles and pedestrians having to find alternative ...
Affected country: Guinea\n Glide: FL-2022-000305-GIN\n From 25 to 26 August, heavy and uninterrupted rains fell across Guinea, causing flooding in several prefectures. Some 13 of the 27 districts of the Kankan province, and 7 of the 12 sub-prefectures have experienced varying levels of impact, according to Guinea National Red Cross and National Disaster Management Agency. Rains continue to fall in the country and in Kankan province. [...]\nThe detail from the rapid assessment indicates that 24,135 ...
Affected country: Zimbabwe\n Glide: EP-2022-000304-ZWE\n Zimbabwe has been hit by a deadly national measles outbreak. Cases have doubled from 1036 to 2056 in four days (as of the 15th of August 2022) and have killed 157 children from 2056 cases reported in all the provinces between April and August 20221. The disease was first recorded in Manicaland province on the 10th of April 2022 in Mutasa district. The government responded by initiating the vaccination of ...
Affected country: Syrian Arab Republic\n Glide: EP-2022-000310-SYR\n On 10 September, the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH) declared an outbreak of cholera in Aleppo Governorate following 15 confirmed laboratory cases, including one death. Between 25 August and 10 September, the surveillance data showed that a total of 936 severe acute watery diarrhoea cases were reported in Syria, including at least eight deaths. Most of the cases were reported from Aleppo (72.2{b64bcaedd074a6e3c344deb9aabd6387cc59cfac06b873753c0047631f5b7882}, 676 cases), Deir-ez-Zor (21.5{b64bcaedd074a6e3c344deb9aabd6387cc59cfac06b873753c0047631f5b7882}, 201 ...
Affected country: Senegal\n Glide: FL-2022-000290-SEN\n From 5 to 7 August 2022, the cities of Dakar, Thiès and Matam recorded heavy rainfall totalling almost 500 mm for the three regions, according to weather data. Assessment reports by volunteers reveal that this situation caused a lot of damage in the mentioned areas, resulting in the destruction of 170 houses and the displacement of 1,396 families who were accommodated in schools or hosted by neighbours in challenging living ...