|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. To date, we have sent six clinical microbiologists from the US to train laboratory staff in Cambodia.|
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.
We have implemented microbiology laboratories in three provincial hospitals in Cambodia and provided technical assistance to the microbiology laboratory in the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh.
You can view a Power Point Presentation of current DMDP activity in Cambodia.