News and Events


The following links take you to Hoc Mai stories on the Office for Global Health website.


University of Sydney and Hoc Mai team in Hanoi, November 2017

The University of Sydney visited Hanoi for a series of activities and meetings with partner institutions in Vietnam's capital. Read more.



University of Sydney and Hoc Mai Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, November 2017

The University of Sydney visited Ho Chi Minh City from 19th to 22nd of November 2017 to conduct a series of activities in collaboration with institutional partners in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more.



Clinical Audit Workshop at Hung Vuong Hospital

19 November, 2017, Ho Chi Minh City – University of Sydney staff and Hoc Mai Foundation volunteers conducted a Clinical Audit Workshop in Hung Vuong Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more.



Communication Between Health Workers and Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam

PUBLICATION: Vietnam has made notable progress in reducing maternal mortality rates during the past 2 decades, but this overall improvement conceals regional and ethnic inequalities. Read more.



Hospital based-surveillance of cerebral palsy in Hanoi

PUBLICATION: Protocol for hospital based-surveillance of cerebral palsy in Hanoi using the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance mechanism: a study towards developing hospital-based disease surveillance in Vietnam. Read more.



WOMEN AND HEALTH: Celebrating 50 Years of ASEAN Women

On 5th October 2017, the Office for Global Health, University of Sydney, in cooperation with Sydney Southeast Asia Centre celebrated the contribution of outstanding ASEAN individuals towards improving health and health outcomes in member states of ASEAN and beyond through WOMEN and HEALTH: Celebrating 50 Years of ASEAN Women. Read more.



Australia-Vietnam Research Collaboration

The Office for Global Health welcomed Associate Professor Nguyen Khoa Hung, Vice Rector of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and Associate Professor Do Mai Hoa, Deputy Director of the Health Management Training Institute of Hanoi University of Public Health. Read more.



Australia-Vietnam Research Projects presentations

Eight participants of the Introductory Research Program from Military Hospital 175 presented their research projects in culmination of their three-week Introduction to Research Program at the University of Sydney. Read more.



Farewell to the 2017 Học Mãi Clinical Observership Fellows

On 21 September, visiting health professionals from Vietnam presented their return-to-work projects after 8 weeks of their successful completion of the 2017 Hoc Mai Clinical Observer Program. Read more.



UPDATE: Medical Research Capacity Building in Vietnam through Intensive Experiential Learning

A team from the University met with doctors and dentists in Hanoi to meet and follow up with Vietnamese fellows as part of the Medical research capacity building in Vietnam through intensive experiential learning. Read more.



Clinical Audit Workshop at Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City

A team from the University facilitated a workshop on Clinical Audit at Tu Du Hospital. Read more.



Medical Research Capacity Building in Vietnam through Intensive Experiential Learning

Australia Awards fellows from Ho Chi Minh City presented updates on their research projects. Read more.



Vietnamese medical students share insights and experiences of Australian elective placement

On Friday, 18th August 2017, Hoc Mai scholars - Vietnamese medical students met with Foundation Chair Professor Bruce Robinson and Hoc Mai donors. Read more.



PUBLICATION: Exploring pneumonia risk factors in Vietnamese infants: a survey of new mothers

Despite recent progress, the pneumonia disease burden in Vietnam remains nearly 10 times higher than in developed country settings like Australia and Europe. Read more.


Clinical Observers visit Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Clinical Education Centre

Participating doctors, nurses and radiographers of the Hoc Mai Clinical Observer Program had an opportunity to visit the Clinical Education Centre at Sydney Adventist Hospital. Read more.



Vietnamese Clinical Observer Program in Sydney

A group of sixteen health professionals are now in Sydney for eight weeks of clinical observation organised by Học Mãi and the Office for Global Health. Read more.



Medical Students from across Vietnam on Elective Placements with the University of Sydney

Twelve Medical Students from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hue are currently in Sydney for their 4-week elective placements through the Học Mãi Student Scholarships. Read more.



AAF Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research

Hoc Mai's Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research is running its immersion program out of Royal North Shore Hospital from 26 June to 14 July. Read more.



Australia Awards Fellowship Round 16 recipients complete 'Medical research capacity building in Vietnam through intensive experiential learning' program

The University of Sydney, Hoc Mai Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation and the Office for Global Health farewell fellows from Vietnam after completing a 6-week Australia Awards Fellowship (AAF) funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read more.



The University of Sydney Welcomes Australia Awards Fellows from Vietnam participating in the Medical Research Capacity Building in Vietnam through Intensive Experiential Learning Program

The University of Sydney, Hoc Mai Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation and the Office for Global Health welcomes fellows from Vietnam participating in a 6-week Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A welcome session is held on Monday, 24 April 2017 for the 14 fellows (13 funded by DFAT's AAF) for a research intensive medical research fellowship. Read more.



2017 Hoc Mai Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation Annual General Meeting

On the 29th of March 2017, members of the Hoc Mai Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation met at the Burkitt Ford Lounge of Edward Ford Building at the University of Sydney Camperdown Campus for the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Read more.



Vietnam Ministry of Health delegation at University of Sydney’s Northern Clinical School

The University of Sydney welcomed a delegation from Vietnam led by the Ministry of Health at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research. The delegation is on its third stop in Australia after Melbourne and Brisbane before they head back to Vietnam. Read more.



Hoc Mai Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research and Medical English Program

34 Australians visited Hanoi Medical University this February for one week, volunteering their time and expertise to the Advanced Course in Medical Education and Research and the Medical English Program. Read more.



Recognising and acting on health problems through research in Vietnam

In November 2016, the University of Sydney and Hoc Mai Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation worked with health researchers across Vietnam in preparation for a 6-week research-intensive fellowship programme in Sydney, Australia in 2017. Read more.



Hoc Mai Foundation in Ha Noi, 23-25 November 2016

After the fruitful trip in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoc Mai Foundation travelled to Ha Noi on 23-25 November 2016. Read more.



Hoc Mai in Ho Chi Minh City

21 to 22 November have been very fruitful for Hoc Mai Foundation and University of Sydney as we met with all our partners and friends in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more.



Farewell week for 2016 Học Mãi Clinical Placement Fellows

Học Mãi Foundation hosted a Farewell Dinner for 9 Vietnamese doctors who have been in Sydney in the last 8 weeks for a combined Medical English and Clinical Placement Programme on Monday, 31 October 2016. Read more.



Advanced Course for Medical Education and Research in Vietnam

Teachers from Hoc Mai’s Advanced Course for Medical Education and Research recently returned from a successful four-day program in Hanoi (5-9 September 2016). Read more.



2016 Học Mãi Clinical Placement Program

Nine fellows from Ho Chi Minh City (175 Military Hospital and Tu Du Hospital) started their clinical placement programme. The 2016 Hoc Mai Clinical Placement Program facilitates 8 week clinical placements for Vietnamese health professionals at Sydney Medical School for individuals and organisations with the capacity to partially fund their placement in Australia. Read more.



Vietnamese Medical Students in Sydney

Ten Vietnamese medical students, currently undertaking 4-week clinical school placements, met with Hoc Mai Chair Prof Bruce Robinson and A/Prof Kirsty Foster. Read more.



Hoc Mai Advanced Medical Education and Research fellows in Sydney for a 3-week immersion program

The 2015-2016 Advanced Course of Medical Education and Research fellows are currently at the Kolling Institute and Royal North Shore. Read more.



Healthy Mothers and Babies Workshops conducted in Remote Northern Vietnam

Upon the invitation of the Dien Bien Provincial Health Department Hoc Mai Foundation supported a Healthy Mothers and Babies Workshop in Tuan Giao District in Dien Bien Province from 20-23 April 2016. Read more.



Support the Work of Hoc Mai by Running the 2016 City2Surf

Hoc Mai is running again in this year's City2Surf! Register for the 2016 City2Surf and encourage your family and friends to support your run.


Hanoi Medical University's Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health Director visits the University

Associate Professor Le Thi Huong, Director of Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Hanoi Medical University visited the University of Sydney from 18-20 April 2016. Read more.




Delegation from Vietnam visits the University of Sydney

Associate Dean International, A/Prof Kirsty Foster welcomed a health delegation from Vietnam organized by the Australian Trade Commission on 26 April 2016. Read more.