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
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...
“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien
The program attracted the attention and participation of lecturers from the Faculty of Public Health and more than 40...
Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
Hue city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong (perfume) river. The rainy season is from August to...
Science Café: Science stories beside Coffee cup
Science Café is a forum where participants can enjoy their coffee or drinks, make friends and share with each other...

The Workshop of "Communications for Behavioral Changes to Promote Health"


The Institute for Community Health Research and the Faculty of Public Health - University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University in collaboration with WPRO - World Health Organization in the Western Pacific held a workshop themed "Communications for behavioral changes to promote health". The opening session was on May 20, 2019 and lasted for 3 days, presented by Mr. Phan Thien Dinh, Deputy Chairman of Thua Thien Hue Provincial People's Committee; Dr. Kidong Park, WHO Representative in Vietnam; A/Prof. Nguyen Vu Quoc Huy – Acting Rector, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University.


Picture 1. Dr. Kidong Park – WHO Representative in Vietnam, giving the opening speech.


Attending the workshop, there were representatives specialized in health education and promotion from General Department of Preventive Medicine - Ministry of Health; Communication and Education Center-Ministry of Health; Ha Noi Medical University; Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy; Hue Central Hospital, Hue City Medical Center, and Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy; officials from the CDCs of the provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri, Kon Tum, Khanh Hoa provinces and Da Nang city. There was also the presence of the representatives from the Institute for Development Studies and Urban Planning Association of Thua Thien Hue province. The workshop had training sessions held by experts from the World Health Organization (Western Pacific region) in the field of communication for behavior changes.


Picture 2: Delegates and participants of the workshop



 Picture 3. Discussion sessions


The workshop focused on the contents including building behavioral objectives, the principles of communication for behavior changes in social marketing; communication process for behavior change; scenario analysis using the tools to describe the target groups; develop a communication strategy ... In addition to the presentations by the experts, the attendees at the conference also had the opportunity to work and make the group discussions with exchanges and interaction with experts, colleagues on the field of health communication. Workshops included lessions for understanding the concepts of communication focused on behavior change and based on theoretical models and experiences from different sectors, as well as developing skills in communication strategy for effective health promotion for the community. Participants can apply knowledge and experiences from this workshop in their working practices, enhancing the effectiveness of communication strategies aimed at improving the health  of community.


Picture 3: Attendees were received certificate of attendance after the workshop


As a result of the workshop, the health strategies will be built and will be able to develop more, adjust properly to available resources and apply in reality.


Picture 4. Workshop's overview