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
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“Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”
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“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien
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Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
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The Conference of "PARA SA BOTA" in Manila - Philippines






Within activities of the research project "Evidence for a Better Life - EBLS" that hosted by Cambridge University - UK, on 19-22/11/2018, A/Professor Vo Van Thang and Prof. Michael Dunne, co-Directors of the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR), Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUMP), Dr. Dang Thi Anh Thu, researcher of the ICHR, and Mr. Ha Van Tuan - Director of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA) of Thua Thien Hue province, have represented the Vietnamese team to attend the International Conference on Children  Protection - AKO PARA SA BOTA – in Philippines. They met and discussed with policy makers from 8 countries on prevention of violence against children (VAC) in Manila, and then participated in EBLS consortium workshop in Tagaytay City, Philippines.



Figure 1: Delegates from ICHR and DOLISA of Thua Thien Hue province attended the AKO PARA SA BATA 
- an international conference on Children protection - in Philippines 


The EBLS project director, Professor. Manuel Eisner - Director of the Centre for Criminology, Cambridge University - and more than 20 stakeholders and policy makers from 8 countries (including Jamaica, South Africa, Ghana, Romania, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Vietnam) have attended the AKO PARA SA BATA conference with more than 2,000 participants. This is the annual largest international forum held inPhilippines. This year, the conference’s theme consisted with assessment of VAC status and proposal for strategies of reducing and ending VAC around the world, as pointed out in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


The EBLS team leaders from 8 countries presented results of preliminary studies "Local needs and resources assessment for prevention violence against children and mothers (VAM)”. The conference consisted with plenty discussions on current situation of VAC and VAM and related policies in 8 involving countries. The delegates also visited and learned from several supportive centres for victims of VAC and VAM in Valenzuela City (the site in Philippines participating in the research project EBLS)


Figure 2: Delegates visited supportive centres and learned the models of VAC and VAM prevention 
in Valenzuela City


The later EBLS Consortium Workshop was held at Tagaytay City on 21-22/11/2018. The workshop focused on the implementation of birth cohort pilot study in early 2019 in 8 EBLS countries; and planned to develop an extended EBLS research project proposal for the next five year period (2020-2025). This proposal is expected to be completed and submitted to potential international funding bodies in mid-2019.


This work of the ICHR has strengthened the relationships with the Cambridge University and international researchers, local policy makers from 8 countries in the EBLS project.  We have established many general agreements in development of research and action plan and implementation for children rights in the future. 



Several pictures from the Conference and Workshop: 


Figure 3: Workshop on preliminary studies review and EBLS project development planning  


Figure 4: Stakeholders and policy makers from ICHR and 8 countries 
participated in the EBLS workshops


Figure 5: Delegates visited the City Hall of Valenzuela