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Raising awareness and preventing zoonoses

Project ECOZZAP – Cambodia

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A zoonosis is a disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans. Today, it is estimated that 60% of emerging infectious diseases in humans are zoonoses.

In Cambodia, rural households are more exposed to the risk of infection by zoonoses, particularly in areas where deforestation is significant and rapid. However, despite their vulnerability, communities are often unaware of the risks and maintain dangerous practices.

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The programme is being implemented in partnership with the CRDT and the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

In Cambodia, rural households living in areas of massive deforestation are highly exposed to the risk of zoonotic infections.

Although local organisations are working to educate farmers and families about public health issues, they often lack the knowledge and support to communicate effectively about the risks of these diseases.


Training local teams from NGOs working to combat deforestation on the risks of zoonoses, so that they can take preventive action, particularly in the rural forested areas of Mondulkiri,

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Since 2022, the programme has been :

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« I liked the project methodology. Each partner played a different role. Planète Urgence played the role of coordinator and dealt with exchanges with the funder, writing the report and monitoring the implementation of the project. »

Mr. Channy Or, Executive Director of CRDT