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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 link to the abstract is under "To Know More" on the right) Volume 32, Issue S1 (Abstracts of Scientific Papers-WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017) Anisa J.N. Jafar1, Chrissy Alcock2, Rachel Fletcher2, Thomas C. Hughes3, Brigid Hayden2, Philip Gaffney4, John Simpson2 and Anthony Redmond1  1 University Of Manchester, HCRI, Manchester/United Kingdom 2 UK Med, Manchester/United Kingdom 3 Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford/United Kingdom 4 Xenplate, Cambridge/United Kingdom  
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.
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


(The link to the full article is under "To Know More" on the right) Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015;30(2):1-7 Anisa J. N. Jafar1, Ian Norton2, Fiona Lecky3 and Anthony D. Redmond1  1 HCRI, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom 2 National Critical Care and Trauma Response Center, Darwin, Australia 3 EMRiS Group, ScHARR, Sheffield, United Kingdom   Background Medical records are a tenet of good medical practice and provide one method of communicating individual follow-up arrangements, informing research data, and documenting medical intervention.