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...

Workshop: "Enhancing the Health Literacy and community services in improving the quality of care and patient safety in hospital"

On 14 Sep 2016, Thu Duc Hospital, in collaboration with the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) and Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA), organized the International Scientific conference "Enhancing the health literacy and community services for improving the quality of care and patient safety in hospital". The conference was held at Hotel Nikko Saigon with the participation of the honorable delegates, Head of departments and health staffs of Thu Duc District hospital and other hospitals in Ho Chi Minh city.
The conference focused on reports on the following topics:
- Health Literacy is essential for health systems and healthcare quality (Prof. Peter WS Chang)
- Interprofessional Care Coordination: A Case Study of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. (Prof. Paul Duong Tran)
- Health literacy: A new and effective approach in improving the quality of healthcare services in Vietnam. (A/Prof.Vo Van Thang)
- Managing research to improve quality of care in hospital. (Prof. Michael Dunne)
-Quality of Care in the Modern Hospital: First Do No Harm. (Prof. Laurence G.Branch)
- Health Literacy, Healthcare utilization and healthcare costs around the globe. (Dr. V. Duong Tuyen)
Concluding the Conference, Director of Thu Duc District Hospital - Dr. Nguyen Minh Quan received and synthesized the opinions of the participants. He also thanked to those who participated in the conference and made a commitment to change and improve the quality of care and patient safety in the hospital in thefuture.
Some photos from the Conference.


Dr. Tran Quoc Cuong - Chief organizer of the conference with his opening speech


Director of Ho Chi Minh city Health Department presenting beautiful flowers to delegates


A/Prof Vo Van Thang presenting beautiful flowers to donors

The workshop received the attention of domestic and international scientists