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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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US Ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, visits Battambang Microbiology Lab

DMDP was pleased to learn that the US Ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, visited the diagnostic microbiology laboratory in the Battambang Provincial Referral[…]
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Dr. Gaëtan Khim

DMDP is pleased to introduce the newest member of the team.  Dr. Gaëtan Khim is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences in[…]
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Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Workshop

Thirty-nine participants and mentors from Cambodian hospitals and organizations are attending a three day workshop, December 14-16, organized by DMDP and supported by the Cambodian Ministry[…]
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Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Workshop

Joanne Letchford, DMDP Chief Scientific Officer, and Ph. Oeng Sopheap, Deputy Scientific Officer, organized a two-day workshop on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing on June 25-26[…]
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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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