Support for Laboratories

Establishment of a new microbiology unit at Preah Kossamack Hospital

September 9, 2011 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)


To improve the quality of healthcare, Fondation Mérieux has renovated several hospital laboratories in Cambodia, such as the Takéo laboratory and the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital laboratory in Phnom Penh. In 2010, renovation was finally finished at the Battambang Public Hospital Microbiology Laboratory.

A new rehabilitation programme has been completed at the Preah Kossamack Hospital, where the new microbiology laboratory was inaugurated on 26 July 2011. This project is part of an overall development plan of the hospital and its medical biology laboratory.

Situated in Phnom Penh, the Preah Kossamack Hospital is the third generalist institution in the country. Formerly known as the ’Hospital of the Buddhist Monks’, it is now unfortunately more commonly known as, the ’Hospital of the Poor.’