The Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program
The Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program was created in 2008 to develop microbiology laboratory infrastructure and recruit volunteer, experienced clinical microbiologists to train microbiology technicians in resource-poor areas of the world in basic, simple, rapid microbiological testing methods that will allow reporting of actionable information to clinicians treating infectious diseases in their patients.
We believe that routine diagnostic microbiology laboratories contribute to patient care, hospital infection control and outbreak investigations. We believe that everyone regardless of socioeconomic condition has the right to expect that their health care providers will have access to a quality diagnostic microbiology laboratory providing reliable bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
There are now four of us on the Board of Directors. Jim McLaughlin, Ph.D., Ellen Jo Baron, Ph.D., Sophal Ear, Ph.D., and Robert Martin, MPH, DrPH
DMDP is registered in the State of California as a 501 (c)(3) organization. The articles of incorporation, bylaws and conflict of interest policies are available on request.