The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) remains fully committed to working together with the Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19 in Cambodia. As of 26 October 2020, IPC has performed more than 100,000 (one hundred thousand) COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests by RT-PCR in the Virology Unit.
The COVID-19 pandemic once again draws attention on zoonotic diseases and their impact on public health. Over the last 20 years three of the major epidemics (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – SARS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – MERS and the COVID-19) shows that potential transmission of pathogens from animal to humans are a serious threat to public health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) as an International Reference Laboratory for COVID-19. The WHO COVID-19 Reference Laboratory Network is comprised of laboratories able to provide confirmatory testing for COVID-19, and these laboratories are crucial in addressing and meeting the public health risks emerging from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, an estimated 10.0 million (range, 8.9 –11.0 million) people became ill with TB worldwide, of which 1.2 million were children. The vast majority of tuberculosis-related deaths occur in children that are not diagnosed and therefore not treated.
Within the framework of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre of Excellence Risk Mitigation Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), the CBRN South East Asia Regional Secretariat has launched the webinar series on COVID-19 to enable partner countries to share experiences and good practices related to the on-going crisis.
A fundraising initiated by ISI GROUP CEO, Mr Kang Leng for the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) has now brought essential equipment enhancing our COVID-19 testing capacity.
Institut Pasteur du Cambodge will recruit a full time laboratory technician to work in Microbiology Laboratory of the Medical Laboratory with a one-year renewable contract.
Institut Pasteur du Cambodge will recruit one laboratory technician to reinforce the Malaria Molecular Epidemiology Unit team.