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: Iran (Islamic Republic of)\n Glide: EQ-2021-000177-IRN\n A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Ghale\' Ghazi district, near Fin city in Hormozgan province of South Iran on 14 November 2021 at 15:37 local time. So far, 88 aftershocks (the biggest one with 6.2 Richter at 21:20 local time has hit the region). The affected area consists of one city and 137 villages, with a total population of approximately 9,121 households (36,484 people). In addition, affected cities ...
Affected country: Bosnia and Herzegovina\n Glide: FF-2021-000189-BIH\n During the night of 5 November 2021, central, eastern and southern parts of the country were hit by flash floods caused by intensive rainfall. Rivers Zeljeznica, Miljacka, Bosna and Neretva, together with smaller rivers which flow into them, flooded the area, causing damages and prompting evacuations. There are currently 18 affected municipalities in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the Republic of Srpska. Affected municipalities are: ...
Affected country: Sierra Leone\n Glide: FR-2021-000169-SLE\n On 05 November 2021, a fire incident occurred in the Wellington PMD Junction east of Freetown involving a loaded fuel tanker that collided with a truck carrying granite stones while the fuel tanker was about to enter into a nearby filling station to discharge its fuel. This led to fuel spillage which population rushed to collect. In the interim, some community members rushed to the scene and took advantage ...
Affected country: Pakistan\n Glide: EP-2021-000160-PAK\n Since 8 October 2021, Islamabad has been facing a continuous rise in dengue fever cases, leading to pressure on public and private hospitals, according to the district health officer. [...] In Islamabad, dengue larvae were found at 53 different spots during the anti-dengue surveillance in the city. The highest number of cases have been reported in Tarlai Kalan with 55 cases, followed by 17 in Koral, and nine each in ...
Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo\n Glide: EP-2021-000157-COD\n On 8 October 2021, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that a new laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been detected in Butsili Health Area, Beni Health Zone in North Kivu Province. Earlier this year, an EVD outbreak affected North Kivu Province which was declared over on 3 May 2021. (WHO, 10 Oct 2021)\n\nEbola vaccination began today ...
Affected countries: Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam\n Glide: FL-2021-000158-PHL\n On 7 October, a Low-Pressure Area East of Camarines Norte developed into a tropical depression while moving erratically over the Philippine Sea, and on the following day intensified into a Tropical Storm called Kompasu (locally known as Maring). On 10 October, Tropical Storm Kompasu merged with a Tropical Depression (locally known as Nando) and continued moving towards the Extreme Northern ...
Affected country: Pakistan\n Glide: EQ-2021-000156-PAK\n More than 20 people, mostly children, died and above 300 hundred injured on October 7, when an earthquake hit Hernai district in Balochistan. The earthquake was of 5.9M with the depth of 9km, followed by an aftershock of 4.9M with a depth of 12km, according to USGS. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in Balochistan reported that houses within a 15km radius of Harnai districts had been destroyed and rescue teams ...
Affected country: Honduras\n Glide: WF-2021-000154-HND\n On Saturday, 2 October 2021, around 2:00 a.m., a fire of significant proportions was reported in the municipality of Guanaja, Department of Islas de la Bahía, located 70 km north of the Honduran coast and 12 km from the island of Roatan with an approximate population of 6,000 inhabitants. The incident occurred in the town known as \"El Cayo\", the main population center of the municipality and where the municipal ...
Affected country: India\n Glide: FL-2021-000161-IND\n Heavy rain has been affecting southern Kerala State (south-western India) since 15 October, triggering landslides and causing floods that have resulted in 27 casualties and severe damages to homes. According to media report, Kottayam and Idukki districts are the worst affected. As on 17 October, 156 relief camps had been opened across the State with 1,253 families (4,713 persons) evacuated to various camps since October 11. (ECHO, 18 Oct 2021)\n\nHeavy ...
Affected country: Georgia\n Glide: FL-2021-000152-GEO\n During 22-24 September 2021, heavy rains seriously affected five municipalities in the western part of Georgia, in the Autonomies Republic of Adjara and Guria region. The total population in five affected municipalities stands at 195,193, of which 1,780 people (445 household) were heavily affected. The volume of rainfall, in addition to the subsequent landslides, exceeded the capacity of the households to respond in a timely manner and prevent the damages ...