Upcoming Events

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

The Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health will be organising the “APACPH International Webinar 2.0 on COVID-19 pandemic – Developing and Accomplishing COVID-19 Exit Strategy Plan” on the 16th June 2020 (Tuesday) at 10.00am (GMT+7)

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily with consultations from our IHLA Executive Board, Steering & Program Committees and local organizers to select a new date for the postponed Summit. Please contact us if you have any issues or concerns related to the summit! 

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR10) will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 26th to 29th May, 2020

Recent works

Workshop of sharing the results of the project “Transforming research into clinical education and practice - TRICEP”
Within the project “Transforming research into clinical education and practice – TRICEP”, on December 4th, 2020, the...
COVID-19: ICHR research shows highly effective preventive action by Vietnamese people
ICHR researchers in Hue have collaborated with the University of Antwerp in Belgium as part of a Global Citizen Project...
ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN - Mapping the Needs and Resources in Eight Cities across the World - An EBLS's NaRA Report
The Evidence for Better Lives Study is a critical partner in the efforts by international organisations to achieve the...
Project: NCDs Surveillance in 6 ASEAN Countries
Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) honored to be one Vietnam representatives participating in the project.
Prospects for public health research cooperation with the School of Health Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand in 2020-2021
The visit to New Zealand of ICHR ended successfully and promised the prospect of cooperation with new and potential...

Mission and vision

To become a leading institute in Vietnam and in the Southeast Asia region for community health research, technical support and consultation services to promote better community health. The primary strategy is to create and sustain stronger community-university connections.


The mission of the ICHR is to carry out high quality collaborative researches, providing technical consultation and promoting evidence-based practice in community healthcare.


  1. Develop of a strong academic and health services network to ensure sustainability, including cooperation at local, national and international levels.
  2. Enhance the technical skills in research and evaluation of health staff of five intervention provinces in Central and Highlands areas of Vietnam.
  3. Conduct multidisciplinary research and promote Evidence-Based Practice in community health care
  4. Enable open access to health information through community-based and scientific forums
  5. Improve research ethics review procedures.


  • Developing a strong collaborative network between ICHR and national and international partners.
  • Providing technical workshops and training on research topics in response to the demands of the provincial partners and on Strategic Planning, Evidence-based Practice, Research Ethical Review.
  • Developing a service network for consultation and evaluation of community health research
  • Providing technical and financial supports for implementing research projects at HUMP and at five provinces in the Central and Highland area of Vietnam.
  • Undertake advanced large-scale research projects on public health mainly via postgraduate scholarships and external grants.
  • Strengthening evidence-based practice (EBP) in community healthcare for the provincial health service staff (by supporting for conducting evaluative researches on community health services).
  • Contribution to upgrade the editorial and peer review procedures in order to improve quality of the HUMP’s Journal of Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • Support active connection between the provincial researchers and HUMP’s Learning Resource Centre including provision of training on Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Organizing annual scientific seminars and festivals in community.
  • Publishing and disseminating the research findings in national and international journals and scientific conferences
  • Develop and maintain an official website of the ICHR to enhance collaboration and information exchange among partners.
  • Host training workshops on “Achieving international standards for Institutional Review Boards (IRB)”. This will be open to the ICHR’s provincial network. After the training event there will be ongoing mentoring from experts in Viet Nam and Australia for the IRB members
  • Develop, introduce electronic information system and organize regular meetings of IRB and Research Ethics Committee of HUMP 

The Institute Structure and Staff           

The main office of the Institute is situated within Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, one of the leading medical universities in Vietnam. In 2014 there are 15 full-time and part-time staff, of whom 8 have PhD degrees.In addition, we have five provincial coordinators who are staff of Departments of Health in the provinces of Thua-Thien Hue, Danang, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak.

Full details are available at the website: http://iccchr-hue.org.vn/