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Faculty Scholars’ project receives Gates Foundation grant for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Indonesia

Two Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars, Peter Fischer, PhD and Gary J. Weil, MD, who manage the Death to Onchocerciasis Project & Lymphatic Filariasis (DOLF) Project, announce that their team and partners at the University of Indonesia and Bruyere Research Institute, have been awarded a $1.8 million grant to support a new study to address why lymphatic filariasis has returned to the region.

Read more about the grant and the DOLF project in this story from the McDonnell Academy.

One of the devastating complications of the tropical disease lymphatic filariasis, is elephantiasis, a severe swelling in the legs. (Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)