Upcoming Events

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”


Methodological Innovations in Epidemiology

The Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University collaborating with Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) will organize the 51st APACPH conference 2019 under the theme “SDGs in Reality”

The 7th AHLA conference with the main theme Health Literacy in Smart Universal Healthcare, to be held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 10th-12th November 2019

Recent works

ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN - Mapping the Needs and Resources in Eight Cities across the World - An EBLS's NaRA Report
The Evidence for Better Lives Study is a critical partner in the efforts by international organisations to achieve the...
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...
“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...
Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
Hue city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong (perfume) river. The rainy season is from August to...

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)