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45.3%

Vietnamese male

adults smoke

7-10%

Vietnamese adults suffering from COPD

Vietnam COPD, Asthma and Prevention of Smoking (V-CAPS) study is

a randomised controlled trial which aims to determine the effectiveness of

an integrated health-sector strategy to combat COPD and asthma in Vietnam

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December 4, 2019

From Nov to Dec 2019, VCAPS hosts a master student on Global Health from the University of Sydneyduring her first placement. Here is Melanie Nye sharing her thoughts with...

December 4, 2019

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) was held in Bangkok, Thailand and was hosted by the Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI). The ASM ran from 11-15 November and...

December 4, 2019

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and VCAPS team participated in the 24th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2019) in Hanoi, Vietnam from...

September 13, 2019

We are now looking to appoint a talented and highly motivated individual to join the our VCAPS team.

If you are highly motivated and eager to join a young dynamic team who...

September 13, 2019

Each individual has their own way to convey the message on No Tobacco Day. No matter what they are posting or doing, they speak the same language that saying: "Let precio...

September 13, 2019

In August 2018, VCAPS Study Manager has led the team to carry out a series of visits with the ultimate aims to investigate the suitability of 40 district hospitals to VCA...

September 13, 2019

From August 28th to August 31st, 2019, at Hanoi Office, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research organized an internal training on VCAPS 4 study. This is an effort to prepa...

August 16, 2019

On 31 July, 2019, The World Health Organization (WHO) published the seventh WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic. The report analyses a 365 day effort of countries a...

August 13, 2019

A study to examine whether an innovative mobile health (mHealth)-enabled care programme (MH-COPD) will improve the patient self-management and relevant health outcomes is...

August 2, 2019

In a recent article on May 2019 at The New England Journal of Medicine, Richard Beasley, D.Sc. et al have claimed efficiency of Budesonide–Formoterol as needed for patien...

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EVENTS

8/31/2019

VCAPS 4 Training for Healthcare Workers

VCAPS is expected to training for site staff on study design and implementation

6/30/2019

VCAPS 4 Site visit

Tentatively in a month, VCAPS team is to visit VCAPS 4 selected sites and prepare for study run in at 4 provinces and cities

6/4/2019

VCAPS 4 Intervention Workshop

​To discuss about the protocol and procedure of VCAPS 4

3/25/2019

VCAPS 3 Run In at District Hospitals

VCAPS 3 kicks of recruitment at all three sites of selected District Hospital

3/17/2019

Training for Trainers on Smoking Cessation Support

VCAPS 3 first TOT training on smoking cessation with an Australian expert

3/13/2019

VCAPS 3 Training for Healthcare Workers

Site staff training on VCAPS 3 intervention and implementation process

6/18/2018

VCAPS3 Workshop

Compiling all prelimanary of baseline studies, VCAPS team gathered to discuss about phase 2 of the study

10/30/2017

Workshop on Health System Strengthening

The workshop on ''Health system strengthening and implementation science to manage chronic lung diseases and smoking control'' has been organized in the Hanoi Medical University with the participation of all key Chief Investigators of VCAPS from Australia and Vietnam.

6/27/2017

2nd Steering Committee Meeting

Update study progress and identify next steps for VCAPS

4/26/2017

1st meeting of Steering Committee

Dr Greg Fox presented sub studies in phase 1, HR plan and timeline. The SC discussed about next steps to be conducted in coming time. 

3/13/2017

Inaugural meeting of V-CAPS

The study is introduced in the workshop, and stakeholders discuss about the work packages within the study

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