Upcoming Events

The organizing committee of the 6th AHLA conference is pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th International Health Literacy Conference: A Health Literate Asia and Beyond, to be held in Taichung, Taiwan, October 25th-27th, 2018

“Public Health Challenges in the 21st Century” ​

In order to widen the scientific research themes and strengthen international and national relationships of young researchers and students with other Faculty of Public Health among Southeast Asian countries, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy will host The Second Scientific Conference of Young Researchers in April 2018.

The theme of the 9th ICPH-GMS (2017), Yangon is “Adopting Healthy Lifestyle: Combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)”. NCDs are the leading causes of death in the GMS countries at present and they create enormous health burden with serious socioeconomic implications.

Updating the 5th AHLA International Health Literacy Conference, 12th - 14th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Recent works

The Research Project "Epidemiology of Snakebites in Can Tho City" in 2018
The Institute for Community Health Research in cooperation with the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine -...
“Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”
Institute for Community Health Research, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in collaboration with Tokyo Medical...
People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang
A study of their functioning in family, work and community life, and the factors that influence it.
“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien
The program attracted the attention and participation of lecturers from the Faculty of Public Health and more than 40...
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy...

ICHR welcomed Professor from Cambridge university to visit and work for discussing the collaboration activities in the future.

             From 21-24 February 2017, ICHR welcomed Prof. Manuel P. Eisner to discuss possible collaboration with ICHR. Prof Eisner is the Director of the Violence Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, England. During this visit, he discussed the feasibility of implementing an international study on childhood violence and family adversity that could be conducted in central Vietnam. The title is: Evidence for Better Lives Study (EBLS).


Prof. Manuel Eisner had a meeting with Prof. Michael Dunne, Prof. Vo Van Thang and the ICHR members

               The ‘Evidence for Better Lives Study’ (EBLS) is an innovative global birth-cohort study in eight cities across the world. In each city, the early childhood development of 1500 children within their family and community contexts will be tracked.The study will examine exposure to violence and other adverse experiences while also striving to illuminate how families in different cultures strengthen and support their children. In each site, the study will be accompanied by efforts to introduce and evaluate multi- sectoral prevention packages that can help young children to achieve their full developmental and learning potential. (click here for more information about EBLS)


 The study may be carried in six to eight study sites in major cultures of the World


               In each site, the research activity will be accompanied by efforts to introduce and evaluate multi-sectoral prevention packages that can help young children to achieve their full developmental and learning potential. In Vietnam, Prof. Eisner and the ICHR team primarily evaluated the interests of some local policy makers and technical capacity of the relevant health services in implementing this study.  


Seminar on IBLS project of Prof. Manuel with Hue UMP staff


               On the 22nd of February 2017, Associate Professor Nguyen Dung, Vice- director of Thua Thien Hue provincial people’s Committee, along with leaders from the provincial Dept. of education and training, Dept of labor-invalids and social affairs, Dept of health, Dept of foreign affairs, had the meeting with Prof Eisner, A/Prof Vo Van Thang, Prof Michael Dunne and colleagues in the ICHR. Prof. Nguyen Dung considered that prevention and protection of children against violence is a matter of great concern by provincial authorities. In recent years, some studies and intervention activities related to child abuse and child protection also have been undertaken in Thua Thien Hue province.  He expressed his wish that the study will be successfully carried out soon in Thua Thien Hue. This will help to attenuate the school bullying and child abuse in the province and contribute to the social development of Thua Thien Hue province. He committed strong support from local authority for the implementation of the study project if it is carried out in the province.  (website of Thua Thien Hue people's committee).


Vice-chairman of Thua Thien Hue people's committee committed strong support from local authority for the implementation of the study project

Souvenir photo after the meeting

            On the 23rd of February, the group visited Danang Department of Health and representatives of the Dept of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and staff from the Womens and Children’s hospital, Psychiatric Hospital and a commune health centre in Ngu Hanh Son district of Danang city. After the discussion with Prof Eisner on EBLS project, the leaders of Danang city also committed their full support and expressed their willingness to implement this study in the city. 


The meeting with Dr. Kim Yen - Director of Danang Health Dept. and other department of Danang city

Visit the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children


            ICHR has been conducting a variety of studies related to violence against children. Outcomes of this research are on our website.  Prof. Dunne said that reducing child abuse and other severe adversity in children’s lives is of great concern here in Vietnam and around the world. The United Nations has included targets to reduce violence against women and children in the 2016-2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The EBLS project, and other research like it in Vietnam and elsewhere, could contribute to the evidence base that is needed to achieve these important targets. (some researches of The ICHR)

Meeting for summarizing activities with the ICHR staff


Methodology of birth cohort studies: A Guide to Undertaking a Birth Cohort Study: Purposes, Pitfalls and Practicalities

Visit official website of EBLS

Other photos:

Visiting and meeting with Commune health center staff

Introducing some activities in Commune health center

Commune Health Center staff introduced immunization management system



Meeting with leaders of Danang Mental Hosptital