Institut Pasteur du Cambodge
Sector: Medical, Health Service & Research , Non profit
Chapter: French

#5 Preah Monivong Blvd Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Tel: (855)23 426 009


Institut Pasteur in Cambodia (IPC) is a Cambodian non-for-profit institute created in 1953 to contribute to diagnosis, research and prevention of infectious diseases.

Our Institute is part of the Institut Pasteur International network comprising 33 members in 26 countries.

Our Institut carries on three missions, under the patronage of the Ministry of Health of Cambodia.

1 - Research at International level in infectious diseases : clinical research, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, entomology, in close partnership with the Ministry of Health and international institutes, related to Cambodian health priorities and to emerging infectious diseases.

2 - Services and support to the public in compliance with the highest international quality standards, for patients, hospitals, companies and governmental bodies. With a medical Laboratory (International standards ISO 15189 accreditation in process, 2018), an international vaccination center for children and adults with more than 20 different vaccines. A rabies vaccination center and a free confidential HIV counselling and testing center. We also offer a laboratory of environment and food safety (microbiological and chemical food and water analysis, as well audit, advices, and trainings).

3 - Teaching and training Cambodian and International students and professionals with participation to master, engineering and PhD programs, scientific conferences and post-graduate education, expertise and advice provided to Cambodian and International health authorities.


1953: Creation of the Institut Pasteur in Phnom Penh.
1958: The name is given of Institut Pasteur in Cambodia
1961: The service of human virology and medical entomology is created. The Institute opens a service of analytical chemistry and industrial chemistry and pharmaceutics for analyses of water and agricultural products.
1975-1979: During the regime of the Khmer Rouge, the buildings are destroyed.
1986-1994: The Institut Pasteur located in ToulKork is reborn under the direction of Mrs. Dr. Kruy Sunlay. Biological and microbiological analyzes (parasites, dengue, diarrhea) are developed and academic education is provided for medical staff.
1992: A convention between the Government of Cambodia and the Institut Pasteur is signed in Phnom Penh.
1995: The Institut Pasteur in Cambodia is officially opened, with vaccination centers, virology unit and later molecular epidemiology and immunology units. A regional biosafety laboratory level P3 is inaugurated in 2008.
2013: Signature of the Amendment to the Convention between the Government of Cambodia and the Institut Pasteur.
2014: Opening of the Regional Platform of Research in Southeast Asia on emerging diseases.
2018 : International standards ISO 15189 accreditation for our medical Laboratory



Didier Fontenille
Director of Institut Pasteur in Cambodia

+855 12 802 979
Sowath LY
Deputy Director, Deputy Head of the Epidemiology and Public Health Unit

Channavy MA
Executive assistant

+855 17 666 441