Film of the Exhibition of IPC’s photographs on the wall of the French Embassy
Created at the request of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s authorities in 1953, the year of the country’s independence, the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge commemorates this year its 70 years of presence in Cambodia.
On this occasion, a photographic exhibition, retracing some of the highlights of its history and presenting some of its emblematic activities, was installed on the walls of the French Embassy in mid-May and will be on view until September 2023.
Located on three different sites throughout its history, the Institute has always focused on major public health issues with a unique commitment to research, notably in the field infectious diseases such as rabies, HIV, dengue, malaria, influenza, avian flu, and most recently, COVID-19.
In the 1950s, the Institute produced numerous vaccines for veterinary use, and rabies vaccine for human use. Later in the 1990s, the Institute became a major player in the fight against rabies by developing an innovative vaccine protocol, which reduced drastically the cost of vaccination and gave access to care to a big portion of the population. Today, more than 60,000 people having been exposed to rabies are vaccinated each year.
As knowledge transfer is at the heart of the Institut Pasteur’s missions, the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge has, over the course of its history, provided training to Cambodian scientists, doctors and technicians.
A video of the exhibition was made by Jeff Perigois and is available in three languages: French, English and Khmer. Feel free to click on the links below to see the entire film.