Upcoming Events

The 13th international conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries on "Enhancing transdisciplinary collaborations on Education and Research to tackle priority public health issues in the new Era" has following objectives:

  • To strengthen the relationship of Faculties of Public Health among the Southeast Asian countries and in the world;
  • To share research results in the field of Public Health as well as priority public health issues among greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries;
  • To search for feasible solutions to enhance international collaboration among Public Health Faculties in Mekong Sub-Region and a wider area of the Southeast Asian countries about training and research in Public Health.

An abstract should be in one paragraph with no more 350 words, describing the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) Introduction: The overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) Objective(s): The outcomes that you aim to achieve by conducting research; 3) Method: The basic design of the study; 4) Results: Major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 5) Conclusions: a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.

Thua Thien Hue provincial Association of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health and the Institute for Community Health Research of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, will host a scientific conference on Public Health.  (updating...)

Emerging infectious diseases are, more than ever, at the center of the world’s attention. Join a diverse group of colleagues from around the world as they present new knowledge and breakthroughs about how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging disease threats.

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

Recent works

ICHR publication on "Health behavior"
Health behaviors are actions individuals take that affect their health. They include actions that lead to improved...
ICHR publication on "Environmental Health"
Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their...
ICHR publication on "Infectious and Tropical diseases"
Vietnam faces infectious diseases, tropical diseases related to the climate characteristics of the region. Research in...
ICHR publication on "Mental health and NCDs"
ICHR Institute has leading experts in these fields in the Central - Central Highlands region, participating in research...
ICHR publication on "Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health"
Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health is a strong research area of ICHR with the participation of many...

The Launch of the "Evidence for Better Lives" Study

Around one billion children worldwide experience interpersonal violence, corporal punishment, cruelty, or sexual abuse each year. Violence of different forms disrupts children's emotional development, contributes to lasting behavioural problems, and has lifelong effects on well-being and productivity and most researches has been based on cross-sectional surveys.



The “Evidence for Better Lives Study” (EBLS) is an innovative global birth-cohort study in eight cities across the world- including Kingston, Jamaica; Koforidua, Ghana; Stellenbosch, South Africa; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Tarlai Kalan, Pakistan; Ragama, Srilanka; Hue, Vietnam; Valenzuela City, Philippines - to improve understanding of violence against pregnant women and violence against children. The research consortiumincludes an interdisciplinary group of 15 co-investigators, an executive group selected among the consortium members, is jointly responsible for the management of the project. The PI of the project is Prof. Manuel Eisner, Director of the Violence Research Center, University of Cambridge, UK. The research team at the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy is led by A/Prof. Vo Van Thang and Prof. Michael Dunne, Co-Directors of the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR).



The EBLS Foundational Study will be started in June 2018, the first six months of the study will serve to prepare everything required to conduct the planned data collections. This will include the completion of the ethics approval procedures, a translated questionnaire ready to be administered on tablets, the full training of site coordinators, and a detailed fieldwork protocol. Each site will also map out current provision to address intimate partner violence and violence against children through a needs and resources assessment. By the end of March 2019, 150 computer-assisted interviews and biosample collections from expectant mothers will have been completed in each of the 8 sites. A first version of the dataset will be available for cleaning, recoding and analysis at this stage. When the pilot is completed, the coordinating team and each local team will have gained the capacity to conduct a birth cohort study and co-operation with policy makers has been fully established in each site.


For more information, please visit the Official Website of the Project: https://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/vrcresearch/EBLS


Project Introduction by Professor Manuel Eisner: