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Educational Resources

We provide a variety of disaster learning materials on our online platform.

Educational Resources

The HKJCDPRI Educational Resources Section targets at clinical and health practitioners, health services administrators, professionals involving in planning, development and construction, and voluntary responders. All resources can be viewed at any time convenient to learners and at learners’ own pace.

The Webinars/Webcasts and Case Studies sub-sections contain knowledge in emergency planning, disaster preparedness and responses, community resilience including leadership and management.

The Blog sub-section provides a platform where our team and peers share news and updates, as well as opinions and experiences in building disaster preparedness for the communities.

 

All resources listed here are freely and publicly available, unless specified otherwise. We ask users to use them with respect and credit the authors as appropriate.

2016

26/10/2016
Hurricane Sandy, a late-season post-tropical cyclone, affected 24 states in USA with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. Sandy began as a tropical wave in the Caribbean on October 19. On October 26, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the entire state of New York.
26/10/2016
On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered an unprecedented triple disaster. A 9.0 M earthquake occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a large tsunami that rose to a height of over 30 meters, and traveled as far as 10 kilometers inland. The earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s oldest nuclear power plant, setting off a chain of events culminating in a nuclear accident.
26/10/2016
On 25 April 2015, a 7.8M earthquake struck Nepal, affecting millions of people across the small country, destroying tens of thousands of homes, and displacing large swathes of the population in the earthquake affected districts. Yet the impact of the earthquake was not equal across the population. Many vulnerable groups across Nepal  that did  not receive aid in a timely fashion.
27/05/2016
Novel emerging infectious diseases (EID) continue to emerge and threaten public health. Most of these arise from animals and are caused by RNA viruses which are highly mutable and able to cross-species barriers more efficiently. In addition to microbial adaptation and change, the speed and scale of international travel and trade, ecological and environmental factors, human demographics

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