The Institut Pasteur au Cambodge (IPC) provides support to health authorities in Cambodia, particularly during outbreaks. Aside from IPC’s essential role in confirmatory testing and national reference center activities, its epidemiology team has contributed to investigating human A(H5N1) cases, documenting the emergence in 2012 of Chikungunya or EV71 enterovirus, supports the edition of the weekly Dengue bulletin and has contributed to provide real-time data and recommendations to improve existing guidelines and procedures (CAMELIA trial, Caliban project). The Epidemiology & Public Health unit also mentors students in the national Applied Epidemiology Training (AET) program.
National Seminar on Influenza, May 2013
Thanks to DHHs funding, a National seminar on influenza was set up by epi@ipc in collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s center for Communicable Diseases Control from 20 to 23 May 2013, inclusive. As part of strengthening IHR, the overarching aim of this training was to provide Cambodian clinical and epidemiologist colleagues with updated, state-of-the-art knowledge on seasonal, pandemic and avian influenza in a format and language easily understood, to serve as an easily-accessible reference for the next few years. The invites were the head physicians of all the provinces reference hospitals in Cambodia and the epidemiologists coordinating the MoH Rapid Response Team (RRT) in each of Cambodia’s 23 provinces and Municipality of Phnom Penh.
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