Upcoming Events

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”


Methodological Innovations in Epidemiology

The Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University collaborating with Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) will organize the 51st APACPH conference 2019 under the theme “SDGs in Reality”

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

Recent works

The Research Project "Epidemiology of Snakebites in Can Tho City" in 2018
The Institute for Community Health Research in cooperation with the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine -...
“Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”
Institute for Community Health Research, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in collaboration with Tokyo Medical...
“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...
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...
Science Café: Science stories beside Coffee cup
Science Café is a forum where participants can enjoy their coffee or drinks, make friends and share with each other...

QUT Public Health students’ International learning program in 2018



QUT Public Health students’ International learning program 2018

From Sep 17th to Oct 5th 2018, the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) - Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HueUMP) – hosted the internship program for 8 undergraduate students majored in Public Health (PH) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. The students workedin two groups; the first group focused on Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and the second one focused on Environmental Health (EH). The main purpose of this program was to enhance the understandings of the complexity, challenges, strengths and limitations of the health care services in Thua Thien Hue province. This international learning program for QUT students was supported by the Australia Government's New Colombo Plan program.

QUT students met with Director board of ICHR and ICHR staffs


During the three working weeks, the QUT students  had opportunity to participate in  many activities, such as visiting and working with Faculty of Public Health, HueUMP, HueUMP hospital, Hue Central Hospital, attending seminars to learn about health care systemin Vietnam and discussed about core competencies of  Public Health curriculum in Vietnam and Australiawith students of public health of Hue UMP.  Apart from the above activities, the two groups also visitted Phu Ho and Thuy Van commune health centres in Thua Thien Hue province, had interviews with the heads of the two centres and observed the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) carried out at these centres.The MCH group also had in depth interviews about MCH care and services with staff of Department of Pediatrics and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hue UMP Hospital, visited HIPE Organization (Health Initiative through Peer Education) in Hue city and participated in children’s health education activities at the HIPE Organization. The EH group has visited Hue Water supply company to examine the water source handling in Hue city, visited Thua Thien Hue Center for Disease Control and Prevention and had in-depth interviews with staff of EH department and epidemiology department of the centre, visited Hospital infection control center and observed hospital waste management system of Hue Central hospital, visited the Centre for Climate change study in Central Vietnam (CCCSC), attended class on impact of climate change on health at Hue UMP.  


Brief tour of QUT students around HueUMP and Hue UMP Hospital


QUT students (MCH group) visited Pediatric Dept. of HueUMP hospital 


QUT students (EH group) visited and worked with Dept. of Enviromental and Occupational Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hue UMP


At the end of the program, two groups of QUT students had oral presentations to share core findings and experiences of their studies to staff of ICHR and Faculty of public health, Hue UMP. The program has contributed to strengthen the international cooperation between Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Queensland University of Technology. 


Prof. Michael Dunne – Co-Director of the ICHR, and QUT students 

visited Thuy Van Commune Health Centre


QUT students visited HIPE community


Some pictures of the program: