Neglected Parasitic Zoonoses (NPZs) are diseases caused by parasites such as taenia solium, trichinella, echinococcus and fasciola. These diseases are naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans and vice-versa. Managing them requires integrated approaches and the application of veterinary science.
NPZ diseases are often forgotten or overlooked because they:
Control and prevention of these diseases requires intersectoral collaboration among public health, animal health, food safety and WASH sectors.
FAO-WHO-WOAH are collaborating to support their Member countries and territories on their control and prevention efforts by developing various tools and bringing relevant sectors together.