Upcoming Events

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

“Improving Health Equity among Greater Sub-Mekong Region: A Public Health Challenge”

 

Recent works

COVID-19: ICHR research shows highly effective preventive action by Vietnamese people
ICHR researchers in Hue have collaborated with the University of Antwerp in Belgium as part of a Global Citizen Project...
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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...
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 -...

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.