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

Thua Thien Hue Union of Science and Technology Associations honoring Professor Michael Dunne (Australia) as one of typical Science and Technology Intellectuals in 2021.
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ICHR publication on "Mental health and NCDs"
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          BinhDinh is a province located in Vietnam's South Central Coast region with mining industry, granite processing and production of construction materials developed strongly. However, this industry is causing silica dust pollution in the working environment, especially pollution caused by dust containing highly free silica content (SiO2) which put the workers in this sector are more likely to have silicosis occupational and respiratory disease with a very high prevalence.



Binh Dinh is one of seven partners of the ICHR             Doctor Trinh Quang Tuan - Vice Director of Binh Dinh Preventive center 


          According to the Center for Preventive Medicine’s report, mining, processing and manufacturing stone building materials Sectors in BinhDinh province have more than 5,000 workers are doing at present and they frequentualy exposed directly with the high dust content of SiO2.In fact, silicosis is still a seriously concern for employers as well as employees of local labor. In 2002, Nguyen Thi Bich Lien, from Hanoi Medical University, conducted a study regarding the situation of silicosis among workers at BinhDinh Stone and construction Company. The study showed that the rate of silicosis in this company is about 9.6%. From that time until now, we haven’t had any research that assess the effect of stone dust on workers’ health in order to provide significant and effective measures to prevent silicosis in these workers. 




Some images of field sides in research



A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy Nen Binh Dinh brick joint stock company in 2016 to assess the influence of dust on the workers’ health at the workplace and describe the situation of catching the silicosis disease at these two factories. The data was collected from interviews combined with clinical examination, measuring respiratory function, the lung X-rays of the workers. The results showed that the amount of SiO2 in dust at the working environment is from 24,1% to 33,9%. The concentration of the total dust at most measuring points exceeded the permissible standard level (2mg/m3). For respiratory dust, there were 10/12 samples exceeding the permissible standard level (1mg/m3). The places with the highest concentration were the workplaces of rock drilling workers (1,54mg/m3), clay kiln operating workers, and workers putting furnaces before and after heating (1,51 - 1,61mg/m3).

Overall, the incidence of catching the silicosis disease was 44,5%; however, the incidence of catching the silicosis disease from 1/1p/p or more accounted for 7,3%. Moreover, there were statistically significant differences between the incidences of catching the silicosis disease of the two sexes, the respiratory function and the working time of workers (p<0,05). This study aims to help authorities and business agencies to establish appropriate policies on health care and the silicosis disease prevention for the workers. 




Workers were working in factory