About the Authors

Alassane Dicko

adicko@icermali.org

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Abdoulbaki I. Diallo

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Intimbeye Tembine

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Yahia Dicko

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Niawanlou Dara

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Youssoufa Sidibe

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Gaoussou Santara

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Halimatou Diawara

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Toumani Conaré

Affiliation Centre de Santé de Référence de Kati, Kati, Mali

Abdoulaye Djimde

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Daniel Chandramohan

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Simon Cousens

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Paul J. Milligan

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Diadier A. Diallo

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Ogobara K. Doumbo

Affiliation Malaria Research and Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Brian Greenwood

Affiliation London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, T Conaré, A Djimde, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, T Conaré, A Djimde, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Designed the experiments/the study: A Dicko, T Conaré, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Analyzed the data: A Dicko, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo. Collected data/did experiments for the study: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, A Djimde. Enrolled patients: A Dicko, I Tembine, Y Dicko, Y Sidibe, G Santara. Wrote the first draft of the paper: A Dicko. Contributed to the writing of the paper: A Dicko, AI Diallo, I Tembine, Y Dicko, N Dara, Y Sidibe, G Santara, H Diawara, T Conaré, A Djimde, D Chandramohan, S Cousens, PJ Milligan, DA Diallo, OK Doumbo, B Greenwood. Oversaw the overall implementation of the trial: DA Diallo.