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The 13th international conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries on "Enhancing transdisciplinary collaborations on Education and Research to tackle priority public health issues in the new Era" has following objectives:

  • To strengthen the relationship of Faculties of Public Health among the Southeast Asian countries and in the world;
  • To share research results in the field of Public Health as well as priority public health issues among greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries;
  • To search for feasible solutions to enhance international collaboration among Public Health Faculties in Mekong Sub-Region and a wider area of the Southeast Asian countries about training and research in Public Health.

An abstract should be in one paragraph with no more 350 words, describing the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) Introduction: The overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) Objective(s): The outcomes that you aim to achieve by conducting research; 3) Method: The basic design of the study; 4) Results: Major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 5) Conclusions: a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.

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

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...

The Research Project "Epidemiology of Snakebites in Can Tho City" in 2018

Snakebites and poisonous snakebites are still a neglected health problem in the community, snake venom can be dangerous to the life of the victim and can leave bad sequelae unless having rightful first aids and treatment.  Can Tho city, the capital of the Southwest of Vietnam, is recognized as a land of rivers and water areas with the appropriate environment for the development of the snakes.  For that reason, the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) in cooperation with the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine - Hamburg, Germany, and the Health Department of Can Tho City has implemented the survey named "Epidemiology and Management of Snakebite" in 2018.



In Jan 2018, the research team led by A/Prof. Vo Van Thang - Director of the ICHR and Dr. Joerg Blessmann - Bernhard Noct Institute for Tropical Medicine had come and worked with the Can Tho Health Department in Can Tho City.  Thereby, the ICHR decided to carry out a community-based research and training sessions on prevention and treatment of poisonous snake bites for health staff with the support of a local research team with Dr. Cao Minh Chu - Deputy Director of Can Tho Health Department - acting as the coordinator.


Picture: Study site survey and piloting in Can Tho


In Mar 2018, the study was officially conducted in Can Tho city with a sample size of more than 15,000 people. The main aim of the study was to examine the number of people bitten by snake in 2017 through households interviewing, which wererandomly selected, to find the prevalence of snake bites in the community.  The study also collectedsecondary data on the treatment of snakebites at the infirmary in the city from 2015-2017 including the General Hospital of Can Tho City, Can Tho Pediatric Hospital, 121 Military Hospital and some district hospitals that had had hospitalized patients for snakebite treatment. The data collected were information about the status of patients, the clinical as well as para-clinical symptoms of the patients, treatment... noted directly from their medical records.  Parallel to the process of data collection, the research team also coordinated training sessions on knowledge for medical staff specialized in snakebite treatment in many city's hospitals about poisonous snake species in Mekong River Delta, guidelines of first aids and management when bitten by venomous snake, especially the treatment with antivenom and its side effects.


Picture: Survey on snakebite data in the area integrated with snakebite education


Picture: Training on data collection as well as knowledge on prevention and treatment of snakebite for local medical staff


The research outcomes will be published at the end of 2018 for making recommendations about snake bites in the localregion, as the World Health Organization has added snakebite envenoming to the list of neglected tropical diseasesin 2017. Through the deployment of this epidemiological research and the training of snakebite knowledge, the ICHR has contributed to promotingpublicawareness and attentionon this issue.

 April, 2018 - ICHR