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...

“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien

          Within the framework of the monthly “Science Café” - organized by the Institute for Community Health Research, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUMP) and Clinical Research Unit, Oxford University (OUCRU)- with the funding support from Wellcome Trust- the event warmly welcomed the speaker – Professor Tran Tinh Hien from OUCRU with the topic “Ethics in medical research”. The program attracted the attention and participation of lecturers from the Faculty of Public Health and more than 40 students of General Practitioner, Preventive Medicine, Public Health - HUMP.


Assoc.Prof. Vo Van Thang, Director of  the ICHR, gave a warm welcome to Prof. Tran Tinh Hien and the students


              Enjoying cups of coffee in an intimate space, speakers and students had the opportunity to sit down together and shared experiences, difficulties and gave solutions to common problems relating to ethics in medical research. Practical matters were discussed and received positive contributions and feedbacks, such as "Why medical research needs ethical approvals?" or " Does the adherence to ethical principles in research impede scientific research activities?". Through the forum, Prof. Tran Tinh Hien shared theoretical knowledge and practical experiences on  purpose of ethical adherence, current ethical guidelines in medical research. He gave an overview of theory and practice for lecturers and students of various disciplines about matters of ethics in conducting medical research involving human beings.  



Students openly exchanged ideas with the speaker in science café program


               Ending the meeting, Dr. Doan Vuong Diem Khanh- representative of the Institute for Community Health Research, expressed her heartfelt thanks to Prof. Tran Tinh Hien who spent precious time in presenting and exchanging his experience. In addition, the students also shared their special interest in participating in this event and the useful things learned from the event. They hoped that there will be more Science Café programs in the future.


The speaker (Prof. Tran Tinh Hien) and lecturers, students  participating in the science café event