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Thua Thien Hue provincial Association of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health and the Institute for Community Health Research of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, will host a scientific conference on Public Health.  (updating...)

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)

Recent works

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 "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 "Mental health and NCDs"
ICHR Institute has leading experts in these fields in the Central - Central Highlands region, participating in research...
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...

Project on Strengthening first aid and snakebites treatment in Thua Thien Hué province

             The Institute of Community Health Research (ICHR) in cooperation with Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany implement a project on epidemiology and management of snakebites in Thua Thien Hué (TT Hué) province from 2016 - 2018.

             Snakebites are a neglected health condition with an estimated 100,000 deaths worldwide each year and approximately 400,000 victims suffer permanent disabilities. Epidemiological data on number of snakebites are largely missing and up to date no data are available from Vietnam. Anti-venom the essential drug in management of venomous snakebites is not available in central and district hospitals in TT Hué province.

Short description of 5 snakes in our brochure

             The objective of the present project is to obtain data on number of snakebites in TT Hué province and improve health care for snakebite patients in the province.

             The project team with Professor Vo Van Thang, Dr. Nguyen Hoang Lan, Dr. Nguyen Phuc Thanh Nhan, Dr. Bui Thi Phuong Anh, Ms. Tran Thi Tao, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy and Dr. Jörg Blessmann will implement a community study on epidemiology of snakebites in TT Hué province, to obtain reliable data about frequency of snakebites in three different regions in the province, the mountainous, coastal and urban/suburban region. A KAP survey will obtain qualitative data on knowledge, attitude and practise of medical staff and community members about snake fauna, first aid and treatment for snakebite victims.

              A second part of the project focuses on management of snakebites at Hué University Hospital. Antivenom for treatment of venomous snakebites will be purchased from the Institute of Vaccine and Medical Biologicals (IVAC), Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam and Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) in Bangkok, Thailand.

            A workshop about management of snakebites for medical staff from ICU, emergency room and surgical department and continuous bedside teaching will improve knowledge and practical skills. 


Some photos in A Luoi district:

Working with staff in A Luoi district health center

Visiting A Luoi district hospital 


Visiting Hong Thuong commune health center




Some photos in Laos PDR of  Dr. Jörg Blessmann (Snake bite project in Laos PDR)