Upcoming Events

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

“Improving Health Equity among Greater Sub-Mekong Region: A Public Health Challenge”


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...

Comment article in The Lancet highlights research showing childhood adversity can be fatal for young adults

A key challenge for ICHR researchers is to improve understanding of the long term health effects of family adversity, interpersonal violence and other  problems that occur during pregnancy and childhood. Our research in Vietnam and collaborations with international partners is producing evidence to assist design of  community-based programs to reduce the impact of family adversity.
Recently, ICHR co-Director Professor Michael Dunne was invited by The Lancet to provide expert commentary on a major study from Denmark. Naja Hulveg Rod et al (2020) studied the whole population of 1.1 million children born in Denmark over nearly 20 years.  Young men and women between the ages of 16 and 34 years were 4.5 times more likely to die if they’d had multiple childhood problems, especially persistent poverty, loss or threat of loss of parents (due to death or illness), or other serious difficulties. The main causes of excess death were accidents, cancer and suicide.
In their Comment, ICHR’s Professor Dunne and a colleague from University of Edinburgh, Dr Franziska Meinck, emphasized that the Danish study is the first with a whole national population of children who were followed over time to explore effects of early life adversity on mortality. In Europe, Vietnam and all countries, the risk of death during late adolescence and early adult years is generally low. However, this Danish study shows a big increase in mortality among people who had multiple problems throughout childhood. It is remarkable that such an effect is found in Denmark because that country has extensive social services for vulnerable families. The impact of early life adversity on mortality might be even more severe in countries with less advanced social safety nets.
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