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

Workshop of sharing the results of the project “Transforming research into clinical education and practice - TRICEP”
Within the project “Transforming research into clinical education and practice – TRICEP”, on December 4th, 2020, the...
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...
ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN - Mapping the Needs and Resources in Eight Cities across the World - An EBLS's NaRA Report
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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...

Project: NCDs Surveillance in 6 ASEAN Countries

January 28, 2020 at the Richmond Stylish Convention Hotel, Nonthaburi Open ceremony, workshop and MOU to develop surveillance systems for prevention and control of chronic diseases and health enhancement in ASEAN countries. (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam), under the cooperation between Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) and the World Health Organization (WHO) with a network of Thailand and ASEAN, led by Prof. Dr. Supa Pengpid, ASEAN Institute for Health Development Mahidol University. Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) honored to be one Vietnam representatives participating in the project.

Photo 1. MoU signing between 6 participating countries

(Source: http://www.ncd-asean.com/2020/01/31/open-ceremony-workshop-and-mou/)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide, especially in low-to-middle-income countries. A global health report found that more than 85 per cent of the group of premature deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries, including six countries in Asean -- Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. And WHO is aware of the problem. Therefore, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was enacted in 2015 to jointly develop health promotion programs in 6 areas to manage the NCD and meet sustainable development goals, including the development of alcohol control policies. Promote physical activities, promote well-being in schools, develop salt intake monitoring systems, develop surveillance systems for the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases and basic health care for universal health insurance.


Photo 2. Non-communicable disease has gained the attention of ASEAN countries 

This project is one of the projects under cooperation. This project will conduct three capacity-building workshops over one and a half years. These include an initial capacity-building workshop, a gap analysis workshop, and a proposal writing workshop. The country research team will then do situational analysis, identify gaps for development, and write development proposals for strengthening the surveillance systems in their own country. The final products will be six country-specific surveillance system strengthening proposals and policy reports. Moreover, scientific papers on the current situation of surveillance systems in six ASEAN countries will be produced.


Photo 3. Vietnam team in NCDs pro


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