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

Workshop of sharing the results of the project “Transforming research into clinical education and practice - TRICEP”
Within the project “Transforming research into clinical education and practice – TRICEP”, on December 4th, 2020, the...
COVID-19: ICHR research shows highly effective preventive action by Vietnamese people
ICHR researchers in Hue have collaborated with the University of Antwerp in Belgium as part of a Global Citizen Project...
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 Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) conducted the study of “Prevalence and risk factors of sexual disorders among married women in Thua Thien Hue province”

The Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) conducted the study of Prevalence and risk factors of sexual disorders among married women in Thua Thien Hue province”



Sexual health is considered one of the most important elements affecting mental health and quality of life among women. Although it is recognized as a common health problem, the fact that the incidence of sexual dysfunction remains controversial. In Vietnam, female sexual disorders is a relatively new topic and has not yet been systematically studied. The Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) conducted the study of "Prevalence and risk factors of sexual dysfunction among married women in Thua Thien Hue province", which is one of the first studies in the community on sexual disorders in Vietnam. The objectives of the research are to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and the risk factors among married women in Thua Thien Hue province.


The study has been deployed from September, 2017 with the sample of 836 married women for both Quang Dien district and Hue city. The study evaluates female sexual disorders by the Female Sexual Function Index scale (FSFI) and risk factors including physical health status, psychological characteristics, participant’s husband characteristics, living habits, sexual situation, sleep quality (by PSQI scale), quality of life status (by WHOQoL-Bref scale), domestic violence (based on the WHO Domestic Violence scale). Participants in the study are interviewed directly at their households and their identity will be treated as confidential.



On June 14, 2018, A/ Prof. Vo Van Thang - Director of the ICHR, Ph.D Doan Vuong Diem Khanh - Vice Director of the ICHR and the research team met with the head of Quang Dien district health center and the head of Thuan Hoa, Thuy Bieu, Sia and Quang An commune health centers to work on the schedule of research.



On June 28, 2018 and June 29, 2018, A/Prof. Nguyen Hoang Lan had a training session on questionnaire for data collectors in Hue city and Quang Dien district.



After the training on the questionnaires as well as the pilot implementation, the data collectors who were community health workers had collected data at two sites of the study: Quang Dien district and Hue city from July to August, 2018. The manuscript of research will be completed and prepared for international publication by the end of December, 2018.