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The 13th international conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries on "Enhancing transdisciplinary collaborations on Education and Research to tackle priority public health issues in the new Era" has following objectives:

  • To strengthen the relationship of Faculties of Public Health among the Southeast Asian countries and in the world;
  • To share research results in the field of Public Health as well as priority public health issues among greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries;
  • To search for feasible solutions to enhance international collaboration among Public Health Faculties in Mekong Sub-Region and a wider area of the Southeast Asian countries about training and research in Public Health.

An abstract should be in one paragraph with no more 350 words, describing the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) Introduction: The overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) Objective(s): The outcomes that you aim to achieve by conducting research; 3) Method: The basic design of the study; 4) Results: Major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 5) Conclusions: a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.

Thua Thien Hue provincial Association of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health and the Institute for Community Health Research of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, will host a scientific conference on Public Health.  (updating...)

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

Recent works

ICHR publication on "Health behavior"
Health behaviors are actions individuals take that affect their health. They include actions that lead to improved...
ICHR publication on "Environmental Health"
Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their...
ICHR publication on "Infectious and Tropical diseases"
Vietnam faces infectious diseases, tropical diseases related to the climate characteristics of the region. Research in...
ICHR publication on "Mental health and NCDs"
ICHR Institute has leading experts in these fields in the Central - Central Highlands region, participating in research...
ICHR publication on "Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health"
Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health is a strong research area of ICHR with the participation of many...

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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