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: Syrian Arab Republic, Türkiye\n Glide: EQ-2023-000015-TUR\n A strong earthquake of 7.8 M (7.4 as reported by Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency - AFAD) at a depth of 18 km occurred on 6 February at 1.17 UTC (4.17 local time) in southern Türkiye, close to the border with northern Syria. The epicentre was located in Atalar town (Gaziantep Province, South-eastern Anatolia Region), and about 45 km north of the northern border of Aleppo Governorate ...
Affected country: Zambia\n Glide: EP-2023-000013-ZMB\n Ministry of Health declared the Cholera outbreak in Zambia in a Press conference on 26 January. The epidemic count of 21 cases registered from 21st to 30 January 2023 in the Vubwi district. On 27 January, there were 13 suspected cases, 6 confirmed, 12 admitted, 7 discharged, and one death. The Ministry of Health (MoH) has indeed declared the vigilance state to the population at risk (53,080 people) and requested ...
Affected country: Guinea-Bissau\n Glide: FR-2023-000008-GNB\n In the morning hours of January 14, 2023, a fire broke out in Menegue Village close to Canhabaque that destroyed dozens houses and along with food stock, crops and seeds. According to findings from a rapid assessment of Guinea Bissau Red Cross on 19th January, the fire incident has affected 295 Households (2065 people).\nIFRC, 1 Feb 2023
Affected country: Zambia\n Glide: FL-2023-000014-ZMB\n Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms have been affecting central-southern Zambia (in particular Southern, Central, Eastern, and Lusaka Provinces) since 11 January, causing severe floods and rivers overflow (particularly Luangwa, and Mkushi Rivers) that have resulted in casualties and damage. [...] Media also report several collapsed and severely damaged houses, a number of damaged bridges, and many isolated communities across the aforementioned affected provinces. Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall ...
Affected country: Uruguay\n Glide: DR-2023-000010-URY\n The lack of rainfall at the beginning of the year has caused a significant reduction in the availability and access to water in the country, which has also been affected by the presence of the La Niña phenomenon in the region. On Friday, 20 January 2023, the Uruguayan State, through National Emergency System (SINAE), extended a formal request to the Uruguayan Red Cross for support in the evaluation and possible ...
Affected country: Mozambique\n Glide: EP-2023-000006-MOZ\n On 8th January 2023, the Niassa Daily Cholera Bulletin from the Ministry of Health (MoH) indicated an alarming increase in the number of Cholera cases in the province of the same name, which borders Malawi where the current cholera outbreak is worsening. At the time, Niassa province recorded 379 confirmed cholera cases and six deaths in Lago, 250 in Lichinga district with two deaths reported. As of 13th January 2023, ...
Affected country: Madagascar\n Glide: TC-2023-000012-MDG\n After moving across northern and central-western Madagascar, CHENESO has reached the Mozambique Channel. On 24 January at 7.00 UTC, its center was located on the sea, about 180 km west of coastal Morondava City (Menabe Region, central-western Madagascar, with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h. To date, the reported humanitarian impact caused by the passage of CHENESO includes three fatalities, 14 missing people and 17,129 affected people across 9 regions ...
Affected country: Congo\n Glide: FL-2023-000001-COG\n Since September 2022, heavy rains and strong winds have caused flooding as well as the destruction of homes and thousands of hectares of plantations in the departments of Likouala, Sangha, Cuvette and Plateaux. 164,679 people have been affected by the floods, displaced and sheltered in the forests, makeshift shelters and many are in perpetual search of a refuge. The consequences of these floods are compounded by the successive impact of ...
Affected country: Chile\n Glide: FR-2022-000384-CHL\n In the afternoon of 22 December, a fire started in native forest areas in the upper part of the city of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso Region), 120 km from Santiago, Chile. On 25 December, the fire was brought under control and a yellow alert was declared for Viña del Mar. The national state maintains the state of emergency because there are still forestry fighters working in the area and the ...
Affected country: South Africa\n Glide: FL-2022-000382-ZAF\n Parts of Gauteng Province and North West Province were negatively affected by recent floods that hit parts of Soweto, Erkhuleni, Johannesburg, Vereeniging, Brakpan (Gauteng Province), and Rustenburg, Bojanala (North West Province) on 10-11 December 2022. More than 40,000 people have been affected so far. (IFRC, 27 Dec 2022)