Upcoming Events

The 7th AHLA conference with the main theme Health Literacy in Smart Universal Healthcare, to be held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 10th-12th November 2019

 In 2018, the 10th GMS-ICPH is themed “Health Equity and Response of Crisis.”

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” ​

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People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang
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Participation of Institute for Community Health Research in PhD training counseling in Vientiane, Laos (September 18th -22nd , 2017)

The project ‘Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agricultural initiatives in poor mountainous areas in Viet Nam and Lao PDR’ (NSA project), funded by WOTRO, Netherlands through Non-government organization Netherlands (MCNV) and Vrije University has invited the Institute for community health research (ICHR), Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, as a member of the project counseling committee. The scope of the project's evaluation, support and intervention includes the Dong Xuan mountainous district in Phu Yen province, Viet Nam and Nong district in Savannakhet province, Laos for the period 2017-2020.

The project will be conducted by five Ph.D students from Laos, Vietnam and the Netherlands under the guidance and coordination of Vrije University (VU), ICHR, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, National Institute of Public health, Laos National University (NIOPH) and field supported by MCNV and its partners in Phu Yen, Vietnam and Savannakhet, Laos.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, lecturer of Nutrition Department of the Faculty of Public Health, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, is also involved in the NSA project to integrate this research into her Ph.D project in Korea.

To support capacity training for PhD students in developing proposals and conducting initial research under the approach of nutrition- agriculture (NSA), a training course on the topic ‘Mixed Methods Baseline Studies In Food and Nutrition Security Studies: The Cases of Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA)’ was organised in NIOPH, Vientiane with the attendance of PhD students from VU,\, the Netherlands, and Master of Public Health and Nutrition students from NIOPH. 

The five-day training course, took place on September 18-22, 2017 at NIOPH, focused on developing a research proposal instructed by Assoc. Vo Van Thang (ICHR), Prof. Sengchanh Kuonnavong (NIOPH) and Dr. Dirk Essink (VU). Based on previous MCNV interventions and NSA approaches in Vietnam and Lao PDR, the researches were designed to seek the scientific evidences of the NSA approach as a basis for further policy advocacy to expand NSA in addressing food security and nutrition.


Opening the workshop at NIOPH

The first part of the study will be conducted from November 2017 to June 2018. The results of this study will be designed as evidence-based intervention study and will be conducted during the period 2018-2019. It is expected that by the end of 2020, study results will be published in international scientific journals and documented as a basis for developing policies for policy managers.

Lecturers and PhD students of VU, Netherlands

Finishing successfully the workshop, the PhD students basically completed their research proposal and research tools. They are going to conduct the first part of the study (combine qualitative and quantitative method) in Laos and Vietnam at the end of 2017.