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A Research Paper: Disaster Preparedness in Hong Kong – A Scoping Study

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A Research Paper: Disaster Preparedness in Hong Kong – A Scoping Study

In order to assist the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) and other disaster management players in Hong Kong in identifying priority areas for research, training and partnerships, HKJCDPRI launched a Scoping Study titled “Disaster Preparedness in Hong Kong – A Scoping Study” to assess the current disaster preparedness situation in Hong Kong. The FXB Centre for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health took the lead in coordination with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Emergency Medicine Unit at the University of Hong Kong, and the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), in undertaking an extensive survey of a whole array of stakeholders in Hong Kong.


Designed as a cross-sectional needs assessment, the scoping study included four complementary components: Key Stakeholder Interviews; The Agency-Personnel Survey; The Healthcare Personnel Survey; and The Community Survey. Over 1,800 respondents were involved in the study. The Scoping Study reaffirms Hong Kong’s robust training, investment of more resources in professionalization the Hong Kong response sector and the development of mobile technology for disaster communication.


The full version of this study can be downloaded in this page. If you have any thoughts about this Scoping Study, please email us at [email protected].