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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.


The blog posts are written by the author in his own personal capacity / affiliation stated. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the post belong solely to the author and does not necessarily represent those of Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute.

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.


The increasing frequency of natural disasters around the world has been accompanied by concomitant, growing sophistication in disaster planning and response. In recent years, incident command systems, mass casualty trainings, triage protocols, inter-agency communication strategies, along with backup systems for power, personnel, and equipment have all seen an exponential growth in competence and understanding
Housing has been a challenge faced by people from all walks of life in Hong Kong. Many have to turn to improper accommodation with poor living environment, including sub-divided flats, cage homes, bedspace apartment, partitioned rooms or rooftop slump. Regarding inappropriate accommodation, the major concern is its poor living environment, In addition to cramped living space and unsatisfactory indoor air quality, the potential risks induced by building constructions or design must not be overlooked.


To promote best practices in disaster research and evaluation, the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights partnered with Curtin University, Kunming Medical University, the Centre for Victims of Torture Nepal and CCOUC to develop a research training guide and accompanying study tools. The resulting manual provides guidance for creating effective research questions, building strong partnerships, and collecting data in emergencies, illustrated with real-life examples.
Between 2005 and 2014, disasters have caused total damage of US$1.4 trillion worldwide, with 1.7 billion people affected and 0.7 million killed [1]. With climate change, urbanization, environmental degradation and poverty, the world has been experiencing disasters at a higher frequency and intensity. To be effective, disaster management strategy must be able to meet the health needs of the affected population. With non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now being the major disease burden and leading causes of death worldwide, the traditional health focus of humanitarian response on acute conditions is no longer sufficient to address population health needs in disaster and emergency context. The significance of NCDs management and planning for potential humanitarian context must be recognized.