Following the declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization stepped up the global alert by declaring it a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Serving as a global and regional platform for research, education, and community knowledge transfer in the areas of disaster and humanitarian medicine, CCOUC has been responding to COVID-19 outbreak by engaging in various research, education, and community knowledge transfer initiatives with local and international academic partners since early February 2020. Relevant resources, tools, projects, and information can be found in this site.

  1. 10 Free Online Courses on Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response by CCOUC(updated on 27 Mar 2020)
  2. Key considerations: quarantine in the context of COVID-19** (updated on 23 Mar 2020)
  3. Home Care Guidelines (COVID-19) (Chinese only)* (updated on 20 Mar 2020)
  4. Perception towards coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and home quarantine: A cross-sectional survey in Hong Kong*** (updated on 20 Mar 2020)
  5. Research in global health emergencies: ethical issues** (updated on 20 Mar 2020)
  6. The role of communication strategies and media discourse in shaping psychological and behavioral response to the COVID-19 outbreak: a comparative analysis between Canada and two Asian countries/regions*** (updated on 20 Mar 2020)
  7. Health workforce development strategy in Health-EDRM: evidence from literature review, case studies and expert consultations*** (updated on 20 Mar 2020)
  8. Coronavirus: don't bank on epidemic easing in the summer, scientists say (English only) (updated on 29 Feb 2020)
  9. Coronavirus: WHO, experts fail to reach consensus on how deadly outbreak should be defined (English only) (updated on 28 Feb 2020)
  10. Global research and innovation forum: towards a roadmap for the 2019 novel Coronavirus (updated on 17 Feb 2020)


* useful resources; ** useful tools; *** research projects