Vietnamese male

adults smoke


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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Supported by

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April 3, 2020

The global pandemic of COVID-19 is still unfortunately under progression. However, information on how this threat affects patients with what clinical characteristics is s...

March 25, 2020

Woolcock Vietnam has contributed a newly published article on COVID-19 in one of the most influencing journals in the world - the Lancet, on March 4th, 2020. The article...

March 21, 2020

The World Health Organisation has now declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic.  Meanwhile in Vietnam the confirmed cases is growing every day and the government...

March 20, 2020

VCAPS 3 study which is a pilot intervention to combat CRD and promote smoking cessation in three district health facilities in Hanoi officially commenced its recruitment...

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...

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VCAPS 4 Training for Healthcare Workers

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


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


VCAPS 4 Intervention Workshop

​To discuss about the protocol and procedure of VCAPS 4


VCAPS 3 Run In at District Hospitals

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


Training for Trainers on Smoking Cessation Support

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


VCAPS 3 Training for Healthcare Workers

Site staff training on VCAPS 3 intervention and implementation process


VCAPS3 Workshop

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


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.


2nd Steering Committee Meeting

Update study progress and identify next steps for VCAPS


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. 


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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