In the second phase (2007-2011) of the research capacity building project “Fishborne Zoonotic Parasites (FIBOZOPA), activities implemented in Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR aimed to:
Build the capacity needed for risk assessment and integrated control of fish-borne zoonotic parasites (FZP) at partner institutions and create training material for integration into national curricula and training programs;
Develop new diagnostic and risk assessment tools for FZP detection, control evaluations and geographic FZP epidemiological research;
Develop new and integrated control strategies for FZP in major Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao aquaculture systems; and
Characterize the important risk factors in the occurrence, transmission and control of FZP in production of fresh water fish species in Cambodia and Laos; and e) disseminate widely the knowledge and recommendations from the project to the public and to the end-users.