Dr. Oeng Sopheap
Laboratory Mentor Supervisor
Joanne Letchford, MPH
DMDP Cambodia Country Director
Joanne Letchford, DMDP Cambodia Country Director, was awarded the Master of Public Health, Majoring in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness, from James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, on December 21, 2016. Jo studied hard for this degree from JCU, a very prestigious university. She spent long hours on online courses, writing papers and attending classes at JCU in Townsville. DMDP is proud to have Joanne Letchford as a Senior Staff member.
Ms. Joanne Letchford is a Hospital Laboratory Scientist from Port Macquarie, Australia. Jo, as she prefers to be called, has a Bachelor of Science with a major in Microbiology from the University of Sydney and has more than 20 years experience in clinical diagnostic microbiology. She first arrived in Cambodia in 2009 as a ‘Volunteer for International Development from Australia’ (VIDA) to increase capacity in clinical microbiology diagnostic testing in the laboratory DMDP established in the Kampong Cham Provincial Hospital. After 18 months, Jo continued this work as a consultant for the World Health Organization in provincial hospitals: Battambang, Takeo and Kampong Cham and the National Pediatric Hospital and Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh. Since 2009 Jo has worked closely with DMDP and trained government staff according to Dr Ellen Jo Baron’s visual flow charts using a basic approach to benchtop diagnostic microbiology. On December 21, 2016, Jo was awarded the Master of Public Health, Majoring in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness, from James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, a very prestigious Australian university. She passed her courses in this program with Distinction or High Distinction. DMDP is fortunate to have Jo on board as Cambodia Country Director.
Dr. Khim Gaëtan, MD
DMDP Clinical Mentor
Dr. Gaëtan Khim is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh. After graduating, he worked in a private clinic in Phnom Penh for three years. He is now working with DMDP as a Clinical Mentor under the direction of Dr. Frances Daily. Dr. Gaëtan and Dr. Daily participate in Continuing Medical Education and teaching sessions at Provincial Hospitals and are also active in teaching medical students at the University of Health Sciences. Dr. Gaëtan speaks Khmer, English and French.