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

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...
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...

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