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Asia is the most densely populated continent with the highest number of natural disasters. The impact of disaster upon human population is exacerbated by significant resource disparity, the lack of research as well as technical knowledge transfer in the field of disaster risk management.
In April 2011, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care received a HKD$7 million donation to establish a centre to carry out research, training, and community knowledge transfer in the area of disaster and humanitarian response in Asia Pacific. A 3-year collaboration was formed between the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Oxford University with the start up fund – the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). Drawing on the extensive technical expertise and collaborative networks of its supporting institutions, CCOUC focuses on research, education, and services for disaster preparedness, relief, and response in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region.