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: Somalia\n Glide: VW-2022-000214-SOM\n On 12 May 2022, the local government of Galkacyo hosted an inter-agency coordination meeting where they requested assistance from humanitarian partners to address the immediate and urgent humanitarian needs assessed in 18 out of 20 makeshift camps located in the periphery of the city. This is following sudden heavy rains and windstorms which struck North Galkacyo on 10 May, impacting the city of Galkayo and its surrounding areas, which host ...
Affected country: Afghanistan\n Glide: FF-2022-000209-AFG\n Heavy and unseasonal rainfall across large parts of Afghanistan on the 3 May caused flash flooding events directly affecting an estimated 3,400 people. Local reports indicate that at least 13 people died including in Badghis (five), Baghlan (four), Hirat (one), Kunduz (one) and Parwan (two) provinces. Some 1,270 houses were either destroyed (437) or damaged (833). The number of affected people is expected to increase as assessments are completed. Inter-agency ...
Affected country: United Republic of Tanzania\n Glide: EP-2022-000211-TZA\n On 23 April 2022, the government reported cholera cases in Uvinza DC (Kigoma region) and Tanganyika DC (Katavi region). By 28 April 2022, the outbreak had spread to other areas along the lake shores of Lake Tanganyika with a total of 129 symptomatically suspected cases, of which eight were confirmed. Most of the affected locations are fishing villages with poor sanitation practices that include open defecation and ...
Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo\n Glide: EP-2022-000205-COD\n The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province. This is the third outbreak in the province since 2018. (WHO, 23 Apr 2021)\nThe [DR] Congo today kicked off Ebola vaccination in Mbandaka, the capital city of Equateur Province in the north-west, to halt the spread ...
Affected country: Liberia\n Glide: EP-2022-000208-LBR\n On Thursday 21 April 2022, Liberia Health Ministry declared a measles outbreak affecting 14 of the 15 counties in the country. According to the Liberian Government, the outbreak is a result of low immunization rates, due to disruption of immunization activities for COVID-19 and people’s misconception on immunization. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health (MoH), the case threshold for measles outbreak corresponds to three to five cases reported in ...
Affected country: South Africa\n Glide: FL-2022-000201-ZAF\n On 11-13 April, severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall affected southern and south-eastern South Africa, particularly the Provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. According to national authorities, 443 people died in KwaZulu-Natal and over 40,000 are missing. More than 40,000 people have been displaced, while nearly 4,000 houses were destroyed and more than 8,000 others were damaged, mostly across Durban City and its surrounding areas. A National ...
Affected country: Zambia\n Glide: EP-2022-000203-ZMB\n On 11 April 2022, a cholera outbreak was declared in Zambia with its index case reported in Mtendere compound which has a population of 106,128 within Chelstone Subdistrict and Matero with a population of 356,462, within Lusaka. By 18 April 2022, the outbreak had spread to other areas within Lusaka with a cumulative total of 16 suspected cases of which 8 were confirmed, distributed as follows: Lusaka Province – 7 ...
Affected country: Philippines\n Glide: TC-2022-000197-PHL\n Tropical Depression MEGI (named \"Agaton\" in the Philippines) formed over the western Philippine Sea on 9 April as a tropical low and on 10 April, intensified as a tropical storm approaching Eastern Samar (Eastern Visayas Region, central Philippines). On 11 April at 2.00 UTC, its centre was located offshore over the coastal waters of Tanauan (Leyte Province, Eastern Visayas Region) in the Leyte Gulf with maximum sustained winds of 45 ...
Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo\n Glide: EP-2022-000202-COD\n On 4 April 2022, the Provincial Health Division (DPS) of the province of Ituri declared a resurgence of the Bubonic Plague epidemic in the health zone of Rethy, in the territory of Djugu. According to the authorities, the history of this disease in the Rethy health zone goes back to more than 9 outbreaks, including this one. The eighth one dates back to January 2022 in ...
Affected country: Somalia\n Glide: FR-2022-000191-SOM\n A huge fire broke out in the biggest market (Waaheen) of Hargeisa on the evening of 01 April 2022. The fire was so powerful that the Somaliland Fire Protection could only control it 16 hours after, at noon of April 02, with the support of the Ethiopia Somali region fire department. According to the Somaliland fire protection, this was the worst fire experienced in decades [...] As of April 03, ...