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

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...
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...
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 ICHR participated in ERASMUS scholar exchange program at Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Staffs of ICHR, HUMP participated in ERASMUS scholar exchange program at Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Within the framework of an inter-organizational agreement signed between the Free University of Amsterdam (VU) and HUMP, staffs of ICHR visited Athena Institute of Life Science Innovation and Communication, Vrije University (VU) from November 15th to November 28th, 2019. The purposes of the trip were to (1) share approaches to One Health, (2) build up a curriculum of One Health teaching among universities, (3) discuss plan of data collection for implementation of the nutrition and agriculture-based intervention (NSA project) in Nong district, Savannakhet province, Laos and Dong Xuan district, Phu Yen province, Vietnam and (4) support VU PhD candidates in data analysis.

 

Meeting with Prof. Jacqueline Broerse, Director of Athena Institute and VU PhD candidates

 

In the first working day, Assoc Prof Vo Van Thang introduced One Health approach and overview of global One Health to PhD candidates and students of Global Health at VU. The lectures consisted of concepts, aspects of One Health approach and necessary skills such as administration, leadership, collaboration as well as experiences in One Health application, curriculum building and teaching for Public Health students of HUMP and veterinary students of Hue College of Agriculture and Forestry. Next, Dr Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan lectured on the study circumstances related to animal-to-human transmitted diseases in Vietnam, addressing the collaboration between Health and Veterinary administrators in the prevention and treatment of diseases following One Health approach. The discussion led to an ideal of building a One Health oriented curriculum for students of Health and Agriculture among the countries in the next period.

 

Assoc Prof Vo Van Thang lectured on One Health to VU PhD candidates

 

ICHR staffs and experts and members of NSA project (from the Medical Committee of Netherland-Vietnam, MCNV) discussed in details tools and plan of data collection (quantitative and qualitative data) in Nong district, Savannakhet province, Laos and Dong Xuan district, Phu Yen province, Vietnam in 2020. During the discussion, solutions were proposed to overcome difficulties of the previous surveys and to assure the accuracy and reliability of the upcoming surveys.

 

In depth discussion on tools and plan of data collection in 2020 (NSA project)

 

We also visited National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and worked on One Health. In this meeting, experts of RIVM briefly introduced the Institute and One Health related activities such as One Health in the monitoring of food originated germs, One Health approach in antibiotic resistance and improvement of risk assessment for organism originated germs by data integration. Solutions recommended by experts were via multidisciplinary and multinational collaboration and information sharing in Europe.

 

 

 

ICHR staffs at RIVM

 

 

ICHR staffs at VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 ICHR staffs also discussed the plan of building up One Health-oriented curriculum, addressing subjects of teaching and involving institutions. In addition, the group participated in the inauguration of Erasmus scholarship in 2020. Finally, ICHR staffs spent time with VU PhD candidates to support them in data analysis, an activity included in the NSA project in Laos and Vietnam.