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Mona Kheng

Surveillance Officer – Antimicrobial Resistance

Background

Mona Kheng has a background as a pharmacist with more than seven years of experience working in both the government and non-profit sectors in Cambodia. He has worked with Cambodian healthcare professionals in a multidisciplinary team to promote the rational use of antimicrobials and microbiology laboratory utilization, as well as to implement antimicrobial resistance and consumption surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Mona Kheng has an interest in providing capacity building of healthcare professional staff in the area of medical microbiology and infectious disease clinical pharmacy to ensure the appropriate use of antimicrobials in resource-limited settings. His other professional interest is One Health approach to promote multi-sectoral responses to combat antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries.

Positions

  • 2022 – ongoing: Surveillance Officer – Antimicrobial Resistance, Burnet institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2019 – 2022: Pharmacist mentor, Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program (DMDP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2014 – 2019: Drug and Food officer, Pursat Provincial Health Department, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Qualifications

  • 2018: Certificate of International Training Course on Detection of Environmental Pollutants and Monitoring of Health Effects, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand
  • 2016: Diploma in Medical Microbiology, Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia
  • 2014: Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Health Sciences (UHS), Cambodia

Awards

  • 2020: 2nd place for best poster at the International Society to Improve the Use of Medicines Conference in Bangkok
  • 2008: Scholarship recipient from Cambodian government to pursue Bachelor of Pharmacy at UHS

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • Fleming Fund Country Grant – Papua New Guinea