Peter Fischer, PhD

Health, Tropical Diseases, Helminths

Dr. Peter Fischer has extensive research and medical experience in several African countries as he works to eliminate infectious diseases. Dr. Fischer, a professor of medicine, is working to eliminate illnesses caused by parasitic worms. He is also a co-investigator of the Death to Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis (DOLF) Project.



Côte d’Ivoire



Democratic Republic of Congo

Goals & Impact

Advance the diagnosis, control, and elimination of worm parasites in Africa.




  • Gail Weil
  • Liberia: National Public Health Institute of Liberia, Charlesville
  • Cote d”Ivoire: MoH, CSRS
  • Ghana: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Hohoe, Ghana
  • Cameroon: University of Buea
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: MOH