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    Larry Buck and Chun Chanravy at the NIPH

    The Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program was created in 2008 to establish microbiology laboratories in hospitals and recruit volunteer clinical microbiologists from the United States to train laboratory staff in resource-poor countries.

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    Ma Makara, Senior Microbiologist at the National Pediatric Hospital

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    International and Cambodian Microbiologists in the Kampong Cham Hospital Microbiology Lab

What We Do

The Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program was created in 2008 to establish microbiology laboratories in hospitals and recruit volunteer clinical microbiologists from the USA to train laboratory staff in resource-poor countries. To date, we have sent six clinical microbiologists from the US to train laboratory staff in Cambodia. We have implemented microbiology laboratories in five Cambodian hospitals and provided technical assistance to the microbiology laboratory in the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh.


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Dr. Laurie Elder

Dr. Laurie Elder has passed away. Laurie went to Cambodia in 2012 and shared her great gift for teaching and her years of bench[...]
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Ma Makara

We were saddened this last week by the death of Ma Makara.  Makara died after months of suffering with cancer, she was only 48[...]
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Dr. Ear Sophal

Dr. Sophal Ear is a faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and a member of the DMDP Board of Directors.  Dr.[...]
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Fourth Bimontly meeting of Microbiology Laboratory Staff

The fourth bimonthly meeting of laboratory staff from the Cambodian Provincial Hospitals supported by DMDP took place at the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom[...]
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Our Values

We believe that routine diagnostic microbiology laboratories contribute to patient care, hospital infection control and outbreak investigations. We believe that everyone regardless of socio-economic class has the right to expect that their health care providers will have access to a quality diagnostic microbiology laboratory providing reliable bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing.


About Us

Sivly Ray instructing laboratory staff in the Battambang Hospital microbiology laboratory You may read an article about the work of DMDP in Cambodia in Diagnostic[...]
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Sheep

Hair sheep are a hardy, low maintenance variety of sheep adapted for hot climates. Dr. Ellen Jo Baron and others have shown that hair[...]
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