The Global Health Initiative Program

The Global Health Initiative Program (GHI) was implemented by the collaboration between The Institute of Population, Health and Development and the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College, herein referred to as “Dickey Center”, USA. This is a trial program of collaborative research based on providing internship opportunities for medical students and practicing physicians from Dartmouth College.

The aim of the GHI program are to determine the feasibility of the application of science, technology and advanced techniques in health care from Western countries in Vietnam through research, collaboration, and sharing with foreign research groups. PHAD provided professional skills on project management, project implementation and scientific research for Dartmouth’s students.

2014 was the first year PHAD and the Dickey center coordinated the implementation of the GHI program. Three students undertook separate research projects over two months from July 1st to September 1st, 2014. In 2015 PHAD is hosting three students who are undertaking research projects focusing on mental health.

In addition, the students also had a chance to explore Vietnamese culture by staying with Vietnamese host families. Students developed a good relationship with their Vietnamese families and pledged to stay in touch after the program ended.

Other project

International Honors Program (6)

SMS and application in Infectious Surveillance System in Viet Nam (Location: Hoa Binh, Hung Yen province - Duration: July 2012 - Dec 2012) (1)

Improved access, equity, quality and utilization of commune health services, in particular by women from poor, ethnic minorities and remote areas in Thai Nguyen - HMIS, partner with the Population Council (1)

Thai Nguyen computer-based Health Management Information System (1)

Health Policy Initiatives (HPI) (1)

Improving maternal and perinatal care for ethnic minorities in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam through an integrated eHealth and user-provider interaction model (1)

100% Condom Use Program in An Giang province (1)

Peer education for HIV prevention among newly recruit military of Viet Nam - partner with Military Medical Department (MMD) (1)

Pathways Project (1)

Increased access to comprehensive HIV care and support services for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Lao Cai province (1)

Technical support for HIV prevention project along the highway from Noi Bai - Lao Cai at 4 Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai (1)

Feasibility study in preparation for Randomized Trial of Enhanced Primary Mental Health Care Implementation (2)

The Global Health Initiative Program (1)

Urban railway construction in Ho Chi Minh city, Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien section (1)

Strengthening VCT/PITC services at military health facilities - partner with MMD (1)

We Talk About Our Hypertension (2)

Mental health in adults and children (1)

Community-based social assistance and rehabilitation rehabilitation for people with mental illness and mental disorders, 2011 – 2020 (1)

Strongest Families (1)

Installing bio-toilets for schools and develop communication materials in Ho Quang Phin, Dong Van, Ha Giang (1)