First of its kind in Hong Kong, the Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2015: “From Community to Emergency Room” took place in Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building from 30 October to 1 November 2015. Co-organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster...Read More
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A ten-member delegation from Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) paid a visit to Sichuan and attended work meetings with Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province, Chinese National Emergency Medical Team members from Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital and West China Hospital...Read More
Two experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Rick Brennan, Director of the Department of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response and his team member Dr Ian Norton, technical adviser and project leader of Foreign Medical Teams, recently paid a visit to the Hong Kong...Read More
Asia-Pacific Region suffers the highest number of disasters across the globe. As Hong Kong is a key member in the region and one of the most densely populated cities in the world, both its public health and education sectors should play pivotal roles in disaster preparedness and response....Read More
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) training fellowship provides unique opportunities for healthcare professional and NGO workers to enhance their knowledge and skills in disaster preparedness and response in the practical and real setting.
Hong Kong has suffered its fair share of extreme disaster events owing to the climate change. Yet, most of us are unaware how prepared Hong Kong is for the impacts of disasters.
To enhance the awareness and understanding of general public on various hazards and their related risks...Read More
Supported by six organisations, Ambulance Service Institute, Civil Aid Service, Fire Service Department, Hong Kong Disaster Medicine Association, Hong Kong Red Cross, and Hong Kong St John Ambulance, the first session of the Disaster Field Responder Course was held on 15 August 2015. A total of...Read More
19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 21-24 April 2015. WCDEM is a bi-annual congress providing opportunities to share disaster and emergency medicine experiences and network with colleagues from healthcare and non-governmental...Read More
The first session of the Fundamental Disaster Response Course was kicked off on 9 May 2015 with a total of 37 participants, including doctors and nurses in the field of emergency medicine, registered for the course.Read More