Upcoming Events

 In 2018, the 10th GMS-ICPH is themed “Health Equity and Response of Crisis.”

The organizing committee of the 6th AHLA conference is pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th International Health Literacy Conference: A Health Literate Asia and Beyond, to be held in Taichung, Taiwan, October 25th-27th, 2018

“Public Health Challenges in the 21st Century” ​

The theme of the 9th ICPH-GMS (2017), Yangon is “Adopting Healthy Lifestyle: Combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)”. NCDs are the leading causes of death in the GMS countries at present and they create enormous health burden with serious socioeconomic implications.

In order to widen the scientific research themes and strengthen international and national relationships of young researchers and students with other Faculty of Public Health among Southeast Asian countries, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy will host The Second Scientific Conference of Young Researchers in April 2018.

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...
People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang
A study of their functioning in family, work and community life, and the factors that influence it.
“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...
The ICHR supports study "SILICOSIS DISEASE AT STONE MINING AND PROCESSING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MANUFACTURING FACTORIES" in Binh Dinh province
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy...

“Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”

The Institute for Community Health Research, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in collaboration with Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan conducted the study of “Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”. The objectives of the research are to determine the prevalence of refractive errors among the adolescents and its risk factors in Hue city; to examine the risk factor of non-communicable diseases (overweight/obesity) and associated factors; and to investigate the effect of healthy lifestyle in prevention of refractive errors (in particular, myopia) and overweight/obesity in adolescents during the followed-up period.

 

The project has been planned since October 2017, Prof. Keiko Nakamura and Mrs. Nguyen Hoang Thuy Linh (PhD student) from TMDU had a meeting with representatives of the 5 secondary schools selected to participate in the study in Hue, thereby agreeing on a commitment to support research as well as intended time for data collection at each school. The study was also submitted to the Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has been approved by the chair board.

 

 

The Cooperative research between the two universities will be conducted over a 3-year period (cohorts study) with two stages: Stage I is deployed as planned from December 2017 to February 2018, the students in 6th grade was checked up by doctors specializing in ophthalmology of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, including eye exams (optometry by tables, automatic refractometer measurements and eye ultrasound), weight and height measuring as well as answering questionnaires about daily habits of learning,  food and activities, etc .. through interviews. In parallel with the investigation and screening of students, Dr. Kaoruko Seino and assistant from TMDU performed measurements of school environmental health indicators such as lighting level, table height or window size in the daily learning environment of the student in order to find the relevance between indicators and the school health of students.

 

 

Stage II will be continued from December 2020 to February 2021 for tracking the student health.

 

Some photos of the study:

Consent form for participants was sent to the student family to be having approved

 

Eye examination for students

 

Anthropometric measurements for students

 

Students then were interviewed using structured questionnaires

 

Dr. Kaoruko Seino and assistant from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan was conducting light measurement in classroom