Upcoming Events

The 13th international conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries on "Enhancing transdisciplinary collaborations on Education and Research to tackle priority public health issues in the new Era" has following objectives:

  • To strengthen the relationship of Faculties of Public Health among the Southeast Asian countries and in the world;
  • To share research results in the field of Public Health as well as priority public health issues among greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries;
  • To search for feasible solutions to enhance international collaboration among Public Health Faculties in Mekong Sub-Region and a wider area of the Southeast Asian countries about training and research in Public Health.

An abstract should be in one paragraph with no more 350 words, describing the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) Introduction: The overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) Objective(s): The outcomes that you aim to achieve by conducting research; 3) Method: The basic design of the study; 4) Results: Major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 5) Conclusions: a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.

Thua Thien Hue provincial Association of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health and the Institute for Community Health Research of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, will host a scientific conference on Public Health.  (updating...)

Emerging infectious diseases are, more than ever, at the center of the world’s attention. Join a diverse group of colleagues from around the world as they present new knowledge and breakthroughs about how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging disease threats.

Rescheduled Date: October 3-5th, 2021

Venue: Kaohsiung Marriott Hotel (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Length: 2.5 days (+1 day Pre-Event Meeting)

Program: Interest Group Seminars, Summit Programming (Workshops, Oral/Poster Presentations, Symposiums, Alternative Sessions, Plenary Speakers), Welcome Reception, Banquet, Master Classes, Cultural Tours

Recent works

ICHR publication on "Health behavior"
Health behaviors are actions individuals take that affect their health. They include actions that lead to improved...
ICHR publication on "Environmental Health"
Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their...
ICHR publication on "Infectious and Tropical diseases"
Vietnam faces infectious diseases, tropical diseases related to the climate characteristics of the region. Research in...
ICHR publication on "Mental health and NCDs"
ICHR Institute has leading experts in these fields in the Central - Central Highlands region, participating in research...
ICHR publication on "Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health"
Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health is a strong research area of ICHR with the participation of many...

Building Capacity to Save Lives: Trainings on Snakebite Management Expand to Dong Nai, Thua Thien Hue, and Dien Bien Provinces in Vietnam

Effective training gives healthcare workers the necessary knowledge and skills to properly diagnose, treat, and care for snakebite victims, especially in areas where snakebites are common. In addition to having antivenom available, having well-trained medical staff is vital for providing quick, life-saving treatments. This saves lives and reduces the long-term health effects of snakebites.


Following the success of the first training in Lam Dong, the comprehensive one-day training programme on “Clinical Management of Snakebite Envenoming” has extended its reach to three more provinces in Vietnam, namely Dong Nai, Thua Thien Hue, and Dien Bien. These events, organised by the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR), Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), featured Dr Nguyen Thi Thuy Ngan from Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.


Over two months, three trainings were conducted: On 28th of March 2024, the training in Dong Nai saw participation from 39 doctors and nurses across five provinces: Dong Nai, Dak Nong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, and Binh Phuoc. This training received support from the Dong Nai Center for Disease Control (CDC Dong Nai). On 22nd of May 2024, the training in Hue had 37 doctors and nurses from Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen and Binh Dinh provinces. On 28th of May 2024, the training in Dien Bien attracted 28 participants from Lai Chau, Son La, Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Dien Bien provinces. The training received support from Dien Bien Provincial Hospital.

The participants in all training were assessed by the pre- and post-tests on knowledge of snakebite management. These trainings underscored the importance of well-trained medical personnel in saving lives and minimising long-term health consequences from snakebites, alongside the crucial role of antivenom availability. Besides, each training focused on and covered different geographical regions of Vietnam, which also shared different medically important venomous species of Vietnam.


These trainings are part of the grant “Towards better health care for snakebite envenoming in Vietnam” which is funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS). More information can be found on the EKFS website: https://www.ekfs.de/en/humanitarian-funding/currently-funded-projects/verbesserung-der-gesundheitsversorgung-von


Dr Nguyen Thi Thuy Ngan gives lectures at the trainings. Dr Ngan is an expert in the clinical management of snakebite envenoming from Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City



The picture shows training team and participants at the training in Dong Nai.


The picture shows the participants and organisers of the training in Dien Bien



The picture shows the participants and organisers of the training in Hue


Participants take pre- and post-test on snakebite management knowledge at the training.