OUR Research-head

All of our service delivery programs and projects contain rigorous evaluation components (operational research) which are aimed at understanding their effectiveness and impact. Our findings are disseminated locally and internationally, and ultimately published in the scientific literature so that we contribute to the evidence base which can inform policy and investment plans in Viet Nam and globally.

Our research primarily focuses on the following themes:

Active case finding

TB in the private sector

TB diagnostics

Treatment support & social protection

Health economics

TB in vulnerable populations

TB infection testing & treatment

All of our service delivery programs and projects contain rigorous evaluation components (operational research) which are aimed at understanding their effectiveness and impact. Our findings are disseminated locally and internationally, and ultimately published in the scientific literature so that we contribute to the evidence base which can inform policy and investment plans in Viet Nam and globally.

Our research primarily focuses on the following themes:

Active case finding

TB in the private sector

TB diagnostics

Treatment support & social protection

Health economics

TB in vulnerable populations

TB infection testing & treatment

Peer-reviewed Publications

Abstracts presented at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health – Hyderabad, India – 30 October - 2 November 2019

Acceptability of video observed TB treatment among private providers in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (SOA-03-C7)

Cost analysis of community-based TB case finding and patient support in six urban districts of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (OA-01-C8)

Differences in TB detection yields by sex from mobile X-ray screening campaigns in Viet Nam (SOA-05-E1)

Engagement of a pediatric specialty hospital for systematic screening of childhood TB in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (SOA-15-C4)

Evaluation of a community-based X-ray screening initiative to improve TB detection among older in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (EP-16-E2)

Factors associated with chest X-ray uptake in a household contact screening initiative in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (SP-14-B1)

Finding the missing cases through a public-private engagement initiative in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (SOA-11-C8)

High treatment completion rates using a 3-month isoniazid-rifampicin regimen during a community-wide latent TB screening and treatment campaign on Cu Lao Cham island, Viet Nam (SOA-04-C1)

High TB case detection yield at low costs: systematic screening at two tertiary care hospitals in Hai Phong, Viet Nam (PS-13-C8)

High yield of TB from systematic screening among active intravenous drug users in Hai Phong, Viet Nam (SOA-05-E1)

Integrating community-wide latent TB testing and short course preventative treatment into an island-wide health screening campaign in Viet Nam (SP-56-D6)

Mixed-methods study to estimate the social return on investment of a TB case finding and patient support intervention in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (PS-08-D9)

Reducing pre-treatment costs incurred by TB patients through community-based active case finding in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (PS-33-C8)

Using community-based population and family planning volunteers to scale up household contact investigations in four districts of Hai Phong, Viet Nam (PS-23-C8)

Abstracts presented at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health – The Hague, The Netherlands – 24-27 October 2018

  • Community-based active TB case finding to improve coverage of NTP services in Viet Nam (OA23-351-27)
  • Engaging private providers for TB screening, treatment and reporting in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (PS08-480-25)
  • High yield of TB case finding by mobile chest X-ray screening in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (PS28-712-26)
  • Integrated mHealth tool for nationwide scale-up of community-based TB services (SOA12-1126-26)
  • Optimizing community screening for TB: spatial analysis of localized case finding from door-to-door screening for TB in a district of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (PS40-847-27)