Ly Sovann

Director of Communicable Disease Control Department
Ministry of Health Cambodia


Dr Ly Sovann is currently the Director of the Communicable Disease Control Department of Ministry of Health (MOH) in Cambodia and has served as MOH Spokesperson on issues related to communicable outbreak and response. His expertise in disease surveillance goes back to 1995, and he has since been the Head of the Communicable Disease Surveillance system and the Coordinator of SARS Control in Cambodia, as well as the Chief of the Disaster Unit at MOH. Dr Sovann has conducted research on many national and international projects, including a study on aspirin abuse in coordination with the Khon Kaen University in Thailand; a prevalence study on Leptospirosis; and outbreak investigations for diseases such as cholera, ARI, SARS, and avian influenza.