Upcoming Events

The organizing committee of the 6th AHLA conference is pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th International Health Literacy Conference: A Health Literate Asia and Beyond, to be held in Taichung, Taiwan, October 25th-27th, 2018

“Public Health Challenges in the 21st Century” ​

In order to widen the scientific research themes and strengthen international and national relationships of young researchers and students with other Faculty of Public Health among Southeast Asian countries, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy will host The Second Scientific Conference of Young Researchers in April 2018.

The theme of the 9th ICPH-GMS (2017), Yangon is “Adopting Healthy Lifestyle: Combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)”. NCDs are the leading causes of death in the GMS countries at present and they create enormous health burden with serious socioeconomic implications.

Updating the 5th AHLA International Health Literacy Conference, 12th - 14th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Recent works

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...
People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang
A study of their functioning in family, work and community life, and the factors that influence it.
“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...
The ICHR supports study "SILICOSIS DISEASE AT STONE MINING AND PROCESSING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MANUFACTURING FACTORIES" in Binh Dinh province
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy...

Measuring recovery from psychotic illness in central Vietnam

Author:  Seiji Humphries

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Field Supervisor:

Study sites: Thua Thien Hue Province and Da Nang city

Description:

Seiji Humphries from Queensland University of Technology’spsychology school returned to Hue in late February to continue the data collection for his project, which commenced last year with the support of the centre. His project is inspired by surprising previous research indicating that recovery from psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia may be better in some developing countries when compared with the developed world. 
There have been very few previous studies on this topic in Vietnam so Seiji hopes that his research will contribute to the understanding of these serious mental disorders, both in this country and more widely. He will work closely with Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy staff to identify people who have recently had their first psychotic episodeand conduct a detailed assessment of their social and clinical functioning and quality of life. 

The project will aim to recruit participants through psychiatric facilities such as the Hue Provincial Psychiatric Hospital, Da Nang City Psychiatric Hospitaland through health workers in the community.