Upcoming Events

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


This kick-off meeting is organised to start officially the four year transdisciplinary research project Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agricultural initiatives in mountainous areas in Vietnam and Lao PDR  a collaboration of...

Viện Nghiên cứu Sức khỏe Cộng đồng xin thông báo đến quý cơ quan về việc đăng ký nộp đề cương nghiên cứu năm 2017 như sau...

Recent works

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...
Nghiệm thu đề tài do Viện NCSKCĐ hỗ trợ
Trong ngày 17/06 và 27/06, Viện Nghiên cứu Sức khỏe Cộng đồng tổ chức nghiệm thu các đề tài nghiên cứu khoa học do Viện...
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy...
Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
Hue city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong (perfume) river. The rainy season is from August to...

Project on Strengthening first aid and snakebites treatment in Thua Thien Hué province

             The Institute of Community Health Research (ICHR) in cooperation with Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany implement a project on epidemiology and management of snakebites in Thua Thien Hué (TT Hué) province from 2016 - 2018.

             Snakebites are a neglected health condition with an estimated 100,000 deaths worldwide each year and approximately 400,000 victims suffer permanent disabilities. Epidemiological data on number of snakebites are largely missing and up to date no data are available from Vietnam. Anti-venom the essential drug in management of venomous snakebites is not available in central and district hospitals in TT Hué province.

Short description of 5 snakes in our brochure

             The objective of the present project is to obtain data on number of snakebites in TT Hué province and improve health care for snakebite patients in the province.

             The project team with Professor Vo Van Thang, Dr. Nguyen Hoang Lan, Dr. Nguyen Phuc Thanh Nhan, Dr. Bui Thi Phuong Anh, Ms. Tran Thi Tao, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy and Dr. Jörg Blessmann will implement a community study on epidemiology of snakebites in TT Hué province, to obtain reliable data about frequency of snakebites in three different regions in the province, the mountainous, coastal and urban/suburban region. A KAP survey will obtain qualitative data on knowledge, attitude and practise of medical staff and community members about snake fauna, first aid and treatment for snakebite victims.

              A second part of the project focuses on management of snakebites at Hué University Hospital. Antivenom for treatment of venomous snakebites will be purchased from the Institute of Vaccine and Medical Biologicals (IVAC), Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam and Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) in Bangkok, Thailand.

            A workshop about management of snakebites for medical staff from ICU, emergency room and surgical department and continuous bedside teaching will improve knowledge and practical skills. 


Some photos in A Luoi district:

Working with staff in A Luoi district health center

Visiting A Luoi district hospital 


Visiting Hong Thuong commune health center




Some photos in Laos PDR of  Dr. Jörg Blessmann (Snake bite project in Laos PDR)