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Le Thi Thu

Tobacco Control and NCD Prevention Program Manager

Tel: (84 -24) 3 5119904, ext. 120

Vietnam Vietnam

Le Thi Thu has worked in HealthBridge's Vietnam office in the areas of Tobacco Control and Nutrition since 2000. After 2005 the scope of her work broadened to include gender, HIV/AIDs, reproductive health and alcohol control, and she managed various intervention and research projects in these areas. She took the lead on conducting research about: the contributions of women through unpaid domestic work, the economics of tobacco use, tobacco tax and price, and now guides much of our research in the area of alcohol control.

Thu graduated from the University of Nature and Science, with a Master of Science in Environmental Science and from the University of Teaching Foreign Language with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language. She previously worked for the Research and Training Center for Community Development (RTCCD), a local NGO, as a researcher and field manager in intervention and research projects related to health systems development and nutrition.


Promoting male involvement in family planning in Vietnam and India: HealthBridge experience

Lisa MacDonald, Lori Jones, Phaeba Thomas, Le Thi Thu, Sian FitzGerald & Debra Efroymson (2013): Promoting male involvement in family planning in Vietnam and India: HealthBridge experience, Gender & Development, 21:1, 31-45

Tobacco and poverty: evidence from Vietnam

Debra Efroymson, Hoang Anh Pham, Lori Jones, Efroymson, D, Pham HA, Jones L, Sian FitzGerald, Le Thi Thu, Le Thi Thu Hien, Tobacco and Poverty, Evidence from Vietnam. Tobacco Control (2011)20:296-301.

Promoting Male Responsibility Towards Greater Gender Equality -

Le Thi Thu, Promoting male responsibility towards greater gender equality, Population and Development Review, 2-2007.

Le Thi Thu, Be Away from Tobacco, Consumer Magazine, No 104 (January/2001).

Le Thi Thu, Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, Question and Answer booklet on tobacco tax in Vietnam, HealthBridge Vietnam and VINACOSH, 2014

Pham Thi Hoang Anh, Le Thi Thu, Health costs attributable to smoking in Vietnam, HealthBridge Vietnam, 2012

Edited research report, Nguyen Van Tung, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, Impact of labour exportation on family life in Thai Binh province, HealthBridge Vietnam, 2009.

Women's Economic Contribution through their Unpaid Work in Vietnam

Le Thi Thu, Debra Efroymson, Women economic contribution through their unpaid work, HealthBridge Vietnam, January 2008.

Mai Anh Hoang, Le Thi Thu, Tran Tuan, Hoang Van Kinh, Tobacco over education: An examination of the opportunity losses for smoking households, HealthBridge Vietnam, 2005.

Hoai An Nguyen Thi, Thu Le Thi, Mai Anh Hoang, Quy Chau Ngo, Hoang Anh Pham, Kinh Ly Ngoc, Reference Guide on Tobacco and Health Effects, Hanoi Medical Publishing House, 2004.

Hoai An Nguyen Thi, Le Thi Thu, Translation book Myth and Fact: The evidence in tobacco control, The World Publishing House, 2003.