Welcome! The goal of the DOLF website is to provide visitors with an overview of this major Neglected Tropical Diseases research project. The website includes general information on NTDs addressed by the project and specific information on DOLF’s goals, objectives, and activities.
The mission of The DOLF Project is to develop and test improved treatments for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis that will enhance efforts to control and eliminate these important neglected tropical diseases.
This project, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, includes an ambitious set of complementary applied research projects that share the common goal of optimizing therapy to improve chances for elimination of LF and Onchocerciasis. In addition, the project aims to improve chances for LF and/or Oncho control in Loa loa coendemic areas. As an integrated NTD research project, DOLF will also study the impact of MDA on soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections in different endemic settings.
To view the locations where these studies will be performed, see Study Sites
Investigators from several DOLF sites met in St. Louis from June 1-2, to plan for new studies that will investigate a novel treatment for lymphatic filariasis.
The 6th Annual DOLF Meeting was convened in Geneva, Switzerland and generously hosted by the World Health Organization. Members of the Technical Advisory Team (TAT), DOLF researchers, and scientific collaborators, met on April 5 - 6 to review progress of the DOLF project and to discuss strategic issues for DOLF and for elimination programs for LF and onchocerciasis.