Brief Profile of the National Health Products Quality Control Center

        The National Health Products Quality Control Center, formerly the "Drug Quality Control Laboratory" was established in 1979 at Dumex Manufacture for Drug Quanlity Manufacturer for the government such as PAK Analysis State Pharmacy for Drug Quality Analysis. PAK ENAPHAR and the Traditional Medicine Center, with a staff of only four to five, used the old experimental equipment after the Khmer Rouge.

        As early as 1983, the "Drug Quality Control Laboratory" was relocated to Building #8, Ou Phalkun, Sangkat Mittapheap, Khan 7 Makara (formerly the old pharmacy department), employing 10 to 15 people.

       In 1993, the "Drug Quality Control Laboratory", in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the French Embassy,
the Doctors Without Borders Association cooperated in strengthening the staff's capacity for further clinical drug quality research.

       In 1995, the "Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory" was moved to plots of land 36, Gordimer, Sangkat Mittapheap, Khan 7 Makara (first and second floors of the PAK/CPE factory). With the Ministry of Health's policy of registering drugs before the market, it has increased the number of staff by more than 20 persons.

      In 1998, the "Drug Quality Control Laboratory" became an equivalent Health unit and department of the Ministry of Health. Since then, the Drug Control Laboratory has received the assistance of experimental equipment such as HPLC Machine Analyzer, which has already been used by the Japan Pharmaceutical Association (JPMA/JICA) with short and long term training in the country. Japan and Thailand, etc.

     In 2008, the "Drug Quality Control Laboratory" was turned into an administrative Semi-Autonomous named "National Health Products Quality Control Center" by Sub-decree No. 06 អនក្រ.​បក dated January 24, 2008.

     In 2009, the National Health Products Quality Control Center has relocated to Plots of Land 152-153, Kampuchea Krom Blvd,
Khan 7 Makara, within the premises of the Ministry of Health. At present 245H National Road 6A, Kien Khleang Village, Prek Leap Commune, Chroy Changva District, Phnom Penh, with a total of 53 staff members.


  • International recognition of the ability to monitor the quality of drugs and healths products.
  • Professional research and training center for monitoring the quality, safety, toxicity, and hazards in modern medicine, traditional medicine, food, medical equipment, packaging materials.


  • Conduct research, analysis, and testing on the quality, effectiveness, safety, and safety of toxic substances in the health of pharmaceutical and health products when registering with the Ministry of Health and circulating the market.
  • Collaborates with national and international institutions to improve the quality, safety, pharmaceuticals, and health products in Cambodia.


According to the organization of the National health Products Control Center, the laboratory is divided into three laboratories: 

  • Chemistry
  • Bacteriology 
  • Research and Development

All technical, laboratory and administrative tasks, finance, warehousing, customer relations are all set up with Standard Operating Procedures. The Center is preparing and hopes to request an ISO rating in the near future.