Dr Sothyra Tum is Director of the National Animal Health and Production Research Institute (NAHPRI), General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In this position, Dr Tum participates in a number of national animal disease control programs including foot and mouth disease (FMD), zoonotic influenza, fasciolosis in cattle and buffalo. He also participates in many collaborative research activities with both national and international partners on various topics including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), foodborne, zoonotic and transboundary animal diseases (TAD). Dr Tum is interested in applying and sharing knowledge on disease surveillance and field outbreak investigation with field officers in particular to strengthen disease reporting and enhance early warning systems. He is a member of different national technical working groups including the: zoonotic technical working group; antimicrobial resistance technical working group; and the food safety technical working group.