Upcoming Events

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

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

Recent works

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 "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 "Health behavior"
Health behaviors are actions individuals take that affect their health. They include actions that lead to improved...
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...

COVID-19: ICHR research shows highly effective preventive action by Vietnamese people

Despite the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in central Vietnam, there is clear evidence from ICHR research that Vietnamese people support collective social action to prevent infection.

ICHR researchers in Hue have collaborated with the University of Antwerp in Belgium as part of a Global Citizen Project in 22 countries. Findings from a survey of 2.175 Vietnamese adults in April 2020 have just  been published in the well-respected international scientific journal PLOS ONE.  It shows very high levels (>95%) adherence to guidelines for mask wearing, hand hygiene, covering while coughing, and avoidance of mass gatherings. There was also high levels (>90%) of health promoting behaviours such as physical activity at home and consumption of fresh foods.


Please click here to read the full article.



A separate article published in the Journal of Infection shows that mask wearing in Vietnam is more acceptable than is found in some other countries. Recent online surveys in 206,729 persons residing in nine low- and middle-income countries showed that 32.7%-99.7% of respondents used face masks with significant differences across age groups and sexes 

Please click here to read the full article.


This research is continuing as the Coronavirus pandemic changes in Vietnam.  The second wave spread rapidly in several sites in Danang and Quang Nam, with fatal consequences. However it has been contained quickly. Despite  economic and social hardship during this time, the population has responded very well to prevent further spread, and the local and national governments support extensive testing, contact tracing and rigorously enforced containment. Our team will update on new findings as they emerge from ongoing research.