The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), with an internationalstaff of 220 people, is a research and public utility Institute under the patronage of the Cambodian Ministry of Health. It belongs to the International Network of Pasteur Institutes with whom it develops ongoing collaborations.
- The activities of the IPC are oriented towards biomedical research and surveillance of infectious diseases, in partnership with institutes and national centers for infectious diseases and hospitals. Research developed at the IPC are based on the diagnosis, biological characterization and molecular epidemiology of viruses (influenza, dengue, HIV …), bacteria (tuberculosis, salmonella, legionella, leptospirosis …) and malaria with particular emphasis on the identification and study of the mechanisms of resistance of these microorganisms to treatment.
- IPC, in cooperation with universities and vocational schools in Cambodia, promotes knowledge on infectious diseases for the benefit of public health through education and training in universities and for continuing education.
- IPC provides a platform for comprehensive medical and biological analyses which is unique in Cambodia. This platform is subject to a quality assurance process, equipped with modern equipment, highly qualified staff and provides service delivery in biology, blood biochemistry and microbiology. IPC also provides services for the control of food hygiene and the chemical and microbiological analysis of water.
- IPC offers the only international vaccination center in Cambodia. The rabies National Reference Centre is located at the virology laboratory of the Institut Pasteur.