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Latest update on Parasitic Zoonoses in Laos

Parasitic foodborne zoonoses are endemic neglected diseases with a high public health burden in Laos. For this case study, we focus on 3 three southern provinces of Laos: Khammuane, Savannakhet, Champasack, and 2 main objectives have been identified and developed:

Assess the foodborne parasitic zoonoses distribution trough Participatory appraoch (PE and PRA mainly)  and litterature review (higlighting notably that in Laos, parasitic zoonoses referred mainly to four pathogens of T. solium, T. spiralis, O. viverriniand, F. gigantica). PE and PRA were implemented to contribute to the disease prioritization by local stakeholders.

Develop a cross-sectorial collaboration platform at provincial level Networking and collaboration with the Tropical Diseases Research (TDR) Laboratory of Khon Kaen University (KKU). so that with the lessons learnt and the exchange of experience among Khon Kaen and Southern laos health volunteers, district and provincial officers,it will be possible to improve foodborne parasitc diseases management and improve wellbeing of communities.

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