Ongoing Projects


Breast Cancer Decision Aid (Chinese only)

Breast Cancer Decision Aid (《選擇乳癌手術—何去何從?》)is an easy-to-understand information booklet that helps early breast cancer patients to make informed treatment decisions by introducing various treatment options and each of their advantages and risks.

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Breast Cancer Screening Project

The project aims to promote informed decision making for early breast cancer detection among Hong Kong women through an online personal risk assessment and decision-aid.

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COVID-19 – Latest Research Findings and Insights from WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control

Hosted by HKU School of Public Health, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control has been involved in the response to COVID-19 and have conducted a range of scientific research projects.

The website is created as a platform to share the latest scientific findings and implications for evidence-based public health policies on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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FAMILY Cohort is a territory-wide cohort study in Hong Kong to understand the health, happiness and harmony (the “3Hs”) of individuals and the households and neighbourhoods in which they live, established with funding from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Data collected from the study can be found on a web-based interactive inquiry platform, the Geographical Information System (GIS) Beta Version.

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Hedley Environmental Index

Hedley Environmental Index (HEI) is developed by a group of researchers in the School of Public Health in 2008 and followed by updates in 2012 and 2014, respectively, to inform and assist the public in the interpretation of pollution levels and provide an effective approach to health risk communication.

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Hong Kong Breast Cancer Study

Hong Kong Breast Cancer Study (HKBCS) is a commissioned study on the risk of breast cancer in Hong Kong. Awarded by the Food and Health Bureau of the HKSAR Government under the auspice of the Health and Medical Research Fund, the study aims to investigate the aetiology and outcomes of breast cancer among local ethnic Chinese women by using a prospective case-control study design. Patients are recruited from both public and private sectors.


Influenza Surveillance Dashboard

Developed by the influenza research team of the School of Public Health, the University of Hong Kong, the Influenza Surveillance Dashboard is an influenza surveillance system which synthesizes and displays multiple sources of timely data streams on a single screen.

Through this illustrative application, surveillance data can be disseminated efficiently and facilitates the translation of surveillance information to public health actions.

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Little Dr Flu

Little Dr Flu

Launched in 2013, Little Dr Flu aims to arouse students’ awareness of influenza virus infection through better understanding on public health, etiological agents and human respiratory system; to provide opportunity for primary students to visit a research laboratory; and to stimulate children’s interest in science.

The programme engages primary students of P4 to P6 and comprises the following components:

(1) Little Dr Flu Classroom, spanning
a. What is virus?
b. Difference between bacteria and viruses?
c. Influenza virus transmission routes; and
d. Hand hygiene;
(2) Laboratory visits;
(3) Culture of bacteria from unwashed and washed hands;
(4) Light microscopy; and
(5) Human respiratory tract anatomy and Chest X-ray film examination

HKU KE Impact Project Funding for year 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 have been secured for the programme. Each year, over 240 students from more than 15 primary schools enrolled in the programme. Over 1,300 students are benefitted by 2017.

Read more about Little Dr Flu’s engagement in the community HERE

For further enquiries, please contact the programme coordinator at 3917 7595.


State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Established by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in 2005, the State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases joints hands with other state key laboratories in Mainland China for national research programmes on infectious diseases. Through effective collaboration and interaction, the laboratory has become an essential component at HKU in research, training and interaction with mainland partners on related research areas.

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Teaching and Education at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, a joint laboratory of HKU and the Institut Pasteur, has been developing international educational programmes and courses of excellence in research and education for students, young scientists and health professionals, aiming to generate biological knowledge and advance the understanding and treatment of infectious diseases.

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