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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July 20, 2020

From 13 to 17 July 2020, two training courses were provided for all ten district hospitals in Thanh Hoa, one course for hospitals participating in the control group, and...

June 22, 2020

VCAPS team of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is looking for young, vibrant and eager to learn individuals with strong team work and organizational skills to c...

June 22, 2020

VCAPS 4 which is a 2x2 randomized clinical trial to evaluate a COPD/asthma management and smoking cessation is finalizing preparation work to official start in July 2020....

June 12, 2020

The two-by-two factorial cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a stepped treatment algorithm for treating obstructive lung disease, and a be...

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...

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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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