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...

Understanding the harmful effects of violence in childhood

           ICHR researchers aim to make a difference in children’s lives by studying violence and ways to prevent it. Violence has many forms: physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, severe bullying (online and face-to-face) and exposure of children to conflict between adults at home are the most common.



Physical violence against children. Source: Vietnamnet and Vietnam farmer's union 


           Over several years, ICHR researchers have surveyed thousands of young people living in many provinces of Viet Nam. We have studied how interpersonal violence is linked to poor mental health and self-harm (see our recent Publications: Tran et al, 2015; Dunne et al, 2016; Le et al, 2016; Le et al 2017). We are also doing research with adults to learn about the long-term health problems linked with abuse, neglect and other adversities early in life.


Correlation between academic stress and exposure to multiple-forms of bullying in Vietnam (1,609 high school students in 3 provinces)

Source: Bullying and education stress in school in East Asia – Michael Dunne et al


          See the links to a chapter in a recent book by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and our published papers in the International Journal of Public Health; the journal  Psychology, Health and Medicine, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.



End Violence Against Children: The Global Partnership

           This research benefits from close connections with colleagues in the Asia Pacific region, Hanoi Medical University and Hanoi University of Public Health.

           In 2017, we enter the second year of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030). Prevention of violence at home and in the community is one of the global priorities. As researchers in Viet Nam, we are dedicated to contributing to this international effort.