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Publications & Research

Publications & Research

We provide a platform between researchers, disaster practitioners, healthcare professionals and students for expertise exchange, collaboration and policy discussion.

Publications & Research

The HKJCDPRI Publications Section contains collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, and other research and development projects related to disaster preparedness and response.

The Guidelines section contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster 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

01/11/2016
Tai O is a low-lying area where serious flooding often occurs when typhoons and rainstorms strike.  When Typhoon Hagupit hit Hong Kong in 2008, seawater intrusion significantly affected Tai O - water level rose in minutes and once became one-storey high, causing damage to furniture and properties.
15/05/2016
The SARS epidemic in 2003 was the trigger leading to a reform of China’s emergency management system. In 2007, the Chinese government adopted and enacted the “Emergency Response Law of the People's Republic of China”. The purpose of this law is to prevent and reduce the occurrence of emergencies, control, mitigate and eliminate the serious social harm caused by emergencies, regulating activities in response to emergencies, protecting the lives and property of the people, and maintaining national security, public security, environmental safety and public order. Following the restructuring of the emergency management system, the public health emergency management system has consequently undergone a significant change.
15/05/2016
This policy brief is a part of the related research of the HKJCDPRI 5-year project. It outlines the existing emergency and disaster response system, a 3-tier system currently operating in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Despite past epidemics, there remains a low level of community awareness, participation in basic first aid training and emergency preparedness. The authors present recommendations which target to strengthen the response systems, to develop a competent and knowledgeable workforce, and to reduce the loss and suffering that occur during unexpected disasters. Engaging relevant stakeholders in contingency planning and equipping them with knowledge and skills on disaster preparedness; providing accessible information; organising drills and integrating
15/04/2016
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness & Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), launched in 2014, is focused on establishing an evidence base in support of “effective disaster preparedness and response, both for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region.” This policy brief proposes a detailed agenda for the HKJCDPRI Center of Excellence in Disaster Preparedness and Response. Acknowledging the growing global shift from top-down emergency response systems to contextualized community-specific approaches, and the WHO-led coordination and standardization of Emergency Medical Teams, this brief outlines a research and training agenda that prioritizes community resilience.

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